INSTALLATION & REMOVAL INSTRUCTIONS
Our custom vinyl lettering is easy to install. Simply follow one of the installation methods below and you will be sure to acheive professional results.
Preparation is the key to success. To ensure a flawless application and to help increase the longevity of your vinyl lettering it is critical to prepare your installation surface prior to installation.
It is best to prepare your surface by spraying a glass cleaner or rubbing alcohol onto the surface, then wipe dry with a clean lint free cloth or towel. Once your surface has been cleaned you can then proceed to the installation process.
*** PLEASE ENSURE YOU HAVE FOLLOWED THE SURFACE PREPARATIONS INSTRUCTIONS ABOVE PRIOR TO INSTALLING YOUR LETTERING ***
- Keep the backing paper in place and place the lettering in the exact position it is to be located.
- Apply masking tape to the top two corners to temporarily hold the lettering in position.
- Step back to see how it looks. Remember once the lettering is applied, it cannot be repositioned, so now’s the time to make any changes.
- Apply one or two pieces of masking tape along the top edge of the transfer tape to create a hinge.
- Fold the lettering back along the taped hinge and remove the paper backing. CAUTION: Do not allow the lettering to fall on to the surface or it will stick there and will be hard to remove without damaging the vinyl.
- Working from the hinge down. Use a squeegee to begin applying the lettering to the surface. Squeegee down and out over the remaining lettering area, being careful not to trap any air bubbles.
- Carefully remove the transfer tape by slowly peeling it back from the lettering.
- If there are any air bubbles trapped under the vinyl, puncture them with a pin and squeeze out the air. Tiny bubbles will disappear over time with the heat of the sun.
The easiest way to remove old vinyl lettering is to heat the lettering using a hair dryer or heat gun to de-activate the adhesive. You can then peel back a corner of the lettering by using a razor blade (not recommended on painted surfaces) or your fingernails. Once you have peeled back a large enough area to be able to grab with your fingers you can begin to peel off the remaining vinyl from the surface. If the vinyl becomes difficult to remove, stop and re-heat the area again to soften the adhesive, then continue removing the vinyl.
If there is any adhesive left on the surface after removing the vinyl it can easily be removed by using rubbing alcohol then wiping with a clean lint free cloth or towel.