Vinyl Application

Regardless of your decal, there are a couple of general rules to follow:

• For best results, Installation should be in temperatures above 10°C(50°F) and below 32°C(90°F)
• You should always clean the application surface before applying the decal—remove all dirt, dust,
grease, etc.
• When applying, begin in one corner/side and work your way out from there. Don’t place the decal
all at once as this can lead to large air bubbles
• Use a squeegee or credit card to get rid of small/minor air bubbles—it is normal to have small air
bubbles following installation, most of them will work their way out after 24 hours.
• Place the (removed) backing as a liner between the squeegee and the decal to prevent scratch
marks from the squeegee.
• You can use a dry erase marker (on applicable surfaces) or masking tape to ensure better
positioning and more accuracy when applying your decal.


1. First and foremost, clean the surface where the decal will be applied. Be sure to remove any
grime, dirt, grease, dust, or anything that will prevent the decal from fully sticking. Depending on the
surface, you may want to use a damp washcloth, glass cleaner, or other common household materials
to clean the surface. Make sure the surface is completely dry before beginning the application process.
2. Open the Decals and lay them flat face down with something heavy on top, use a squeegee or
credit card to help lay them out if required. Turn the decals over when flat and Use the squeegee to
remove air bubbles that may have formed in transit
3. Remove the backing. When removing the backing, it is better to remove part of it and begin
applying the decal to the surface as opposed to removing the backing all at once, especially for larger
decals. This will make it easier to manage the decal and make sure that it is applied smoothly. **For vinyl
lettering, it is important to note that you will first position and then remove the backing.
3. Position your decal how you want it. Use a level if necessary. Tip: Apply a strip of masking tape to
the top of your decal and use that to properly position the decal and hold it in place. You can create a
‘hinge’ with the masking tape allowing you to lift the decal prior to removing the backing.
4. Apply pressure. Start in one spot (usually a corner or top) and begin applying pressure using
your hand or a squeegee, gradually working your way across the entire decal. Go slow, making sure to
remove any excess air bubbles.
5. Finishing touches. Once you’ve reached this point, use a squeegee to remove any minor air
bubbles and remove all backing. You can now use the backing as a protective barrier to protect the decal from scratches when using the squeegee