♥INSTALL VINYL (Written)
♥1. First Things First!
Clean, dry and smooth should describe your
surface. If you've painted within the last 3 weeks make sure your paint
is completely set. I know you're really excited to get them up on
the wall - but be patient!
In the meantime, cut the individual images out and tape them up on the wall so
you know exactly where you want them to go. VISUALIZE!
♥2. Prep your design for installation
This step helps the vinyl stick to the clear transfer tape so you can peel off the white (or blue) backing paper.
Put the design on a table, graphic side up. You can use a credit card, one of those hotel room keys or a rubber spatula. Don't use metal anything.) Press and firmly drag the card back and forth across the design. Now flip it over and do the same thing on the other side.
♥ 3. Measure! Measure! Measure!Use whatever means available to you make sure that your Talking Walls quote will be level. Measure the distance from the ceiling in two or three spots and mark it with green painters tape. These spots will be used to place your quote and keep you on the straight and narrow :-)
You should also do any measuring from the sides to make sure you have it centered. You can do this by measuring the width of your quote. Measure the width of the space you are placing it in. Now take off the width of the quote from the total width of the space. With this number, divide it in half. That will give you the space you have on each side of the quote.
Mathmatically speaking: If your wall space is 60 inches wide and your quote is 20 inches. You would subtract 60-20=40 inches That leaves you 40 inches which you would divide by 2 (which represents the two sides). That would give you 20 inches on each side! Simple math, but worth doing if you want your quote centered.
♥4. Peel off the white backing paper
With the design face down, start at a corner and peel the white backing paper off the clear transfer tape, rolling it back as you go.
Some complicated graphics may be stubborn, and the vinyl doesn't release as easily from different colours to the clear transfer tape. When this happens, don't panic! Just stop peeling and roll back a little, and try again. You may need to crease the white backing paper where the vinyl isn't releasing in order to coax the vinyl off. Or even use a needle to get under it...but that's the last resort! The key to success is to go slow.
♥ 5. Time to put it up!
Carefully stick down your design with the sticky side of the clear transfer tape (and the vinyl) facing the destination surface using your measured green painters tape as your guides. Use your card to gently rub the design onto the surface (starting at the top), smoothing out any imperfections and pushing out air bubbles. The more you get the design to stick, the easier it will be to remove the clear transfer tape.
♥6. Remove the clear transfer tape
This part can be a little tricky. Go real slow and roll back the
clear transfer tape just like you did with the white backing paper. As
you go, the vinyl design should remain on the destination surface. Don't rush . Go slow. You can breathe. :-) If you find one is being a pain and not sticking, it probably means you haven't rubbed it enough, so put that part of the transfer paper back down and rub it again. It should stick.
♥7. Sit back and enjoy!