|What are vinyl lettering and graphics?
sticker. They are individually cut, self-adhesive stickers that can be
applied to most any smooth non-porous surface. My indoor vinyls are matte finish and don't reflect light which gives them a professional look. For my indoor and outdoor "boards" I use an outdoor vinyl that is shiny and very sticky that adheres well to the wood. The
lettering and graphics we sell are individually cut and should not be confused with lettering and graphics that are printed on a thin, transparent (but usually glossy) self-adhesive sheet. There will "not" be any transparent sheets left on purchased vinyls from me.
|How do you install the designs? |
Installation is easy and no previous
experience is necessary. The directions are in the same area as you found these questions (on the right side of the webpage under important links.
|What surfaces can I apply the designs to?
Our lettering is self-adhesive and will stick
for years to most any smooth or semi-smooth surface . This includes
glass, metal, plastic, smooth stone, and latex painted surfaces. Vinyl
lettering doesn't stick well to porous or semi-porous materials that are untreated
such as brick, cinderblock, paper, and wood. If these kinds of surfaces
have been treated with a sealer or latex paint (or anything else that
closes the pores) vinyl generally works well on them. Vinyl does not work on textured walls.
|Can I reuse the designs?
No, it's a
one-time use. When you remove the lettering they get stretched out in the process. While it may be possible
to reposition a small letter or graphic, replacing it precisely with it's neighbors will be tricky.
|Can the designs be used in rooms with high humidity like bathrooms?
Yes, vinyl lettering and graphics do
fine in a humid environment. The key to their longevity is that they are properly installed so that the adhesive
forms a solid bond with the surface to which it's applied (which is what needs to be done in any room). When
applying vinyl the surface needs to be dust and grease free and completely dry. I have a vinyl quote in my own bathroom that has been bringing me joy for over 4 years now :-)
|Can I use the designs outdoors?
Yes and I use outdoor vinyl for that purpose. However my indoor vinyl is
what is called an intermediate grade vinyl and is designed for indoor
use. But... I have been testing the indoor vinyl on my own car for 3 years and it still looks like new. So I'm saying it will probably last as long as you have the car! But never use outdoor vinyl indoors because it "will" peel the paint off as it has a much stronger adhesive on it.
|Can the designs be applied to tile?
Yes, as long as the tile is not overly
|How long do I need to wait after painting before I apply vinyl lettering?
We recommend that you wait 3 weeks
after painting before applying vinyl lettering. Even when paint is
reasonably dry to the touch, there is still moisture in it.
Vinyl will not stick well to paint that has not fully cured. The
curing time may be somewhat shorter in drier climates, but no matter
where you are we recommend a minimum of 2 weeks curing time.
|Can vinyl lettering be cleaned?
Yes, by gently rubbing with a rag dampened with warm water and mild detergent. Sorry...no excuse for not doing the spring cleaning :-)
|What size graphic can I order?
All the colours can be ordered around 22 inches tall. But in black and chocolate, they can be 28 inches tall. When a written quote is larger in height than the height of my vinyl rolls, I simply make them in two pieces.
|How do you remove the designs?
Removing vinyl lettering is simple. I suggest you warm it up with a blow dryer and then just use your fingernail to get under the edge of a letter and then peel up. You can use an exacto blade
or tweezers to get an edge up if you can't get underneath it with your
fingernail. The letters peel off just like a sticker. Usually each
letter will come off as a single, intact piece (although they aren't
reusable because they typically stretch upon removal). If there is any adhesive residue left behind after removal you
can remove it by gently wiping with a cloth and rubbing alcohol.
|How can I get a catalog?
I don't have a catalog to send out. You just need to check my website, come to my home to see my personal catalog or come to the Moncton City Market on Westmorland Street anytime from 7:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m on Saturdays. Come visit :-)
|Can I purchase a gift certificate?
Yes, please click here Gift Certificate
|I still have questions, where can I get more help?
contact me with any questions and if you require any design help.