1.Make sure the wall surface is clean, smooth and dry. This is especially important in the bathroom and kitchen where soap or grease particles can be on the walls. Even newly painted walls can have overspray dust, so wipe with a damp paper towel or cloth.
2.Rub over the lettering with your application tool or if you lack one of those, a credit card will do.
3.Using a level, or ruler determine the exact place you will place your vinyl lettering (you can make a small mark with a pencil, this will erase with soapy water). Tape the vinyl lettering to keep it in position. Place the tape along the top edge of the sticker, half on the sticker and half on your wall. This will create a hinge for the next step.
4. Remove the Backing Paper:
Flip up the whole quote (the tape should still hold it in place) and SLOWLY peel off backing paper. Make sure all the lettering adheres to the transfer tape. If it is not adhering lay the vinyl lettering back down and rub again with your Squeegee. Once the paper is removed, let the transfer tape with the letters fall down into place against your wall.
5.Rub over the vinyl lettering or graphic to securely adhere them to your surface. It is best if you work from the center and rub out (on both sides).
If your wall has a slight texture, rub with your fingertips to assure that the lettering conforms to the hills and valleys.
6.Remove the Transfer Paper: Carefully and slowly beginning at a top corner, pull back the transfer tape.
If you have a second sticker that goes over the first, repeat the same process. It will be a little more difficult to pull up and move the sticker/vinyl lettering so be careful to position it correctly and rub both layers of lettering as you pull up the transfer tape.
Ta Daa! Sit back and enjoy. Congratulate yourself on being so talented, creative and clever. Have some chocolate.
Once the backing paper has been peeled off, DO NOT let the transfer tape and letters touch anything but the final surface. A wall is somewhat forgiving if you happen to touch accidently.[break]
Glass is not forgiving at all, so be careful if applying to a window or mirror.
If you have difficulty getting the letters to release from the transfer tape and onto your wall, use a hair dryer to warm them up a bit. This will activate the adhesive and make the letters stick to the wall a little better. (Makes your hands nice and warm too.)
Vinyl lettering can be used on almost any smooth surface: walls, wood, metal, cars, mirrors, doors, windows, shelves, baskets, lockers, books, refrigerators, etc.
Your lettering can be arranged anyway you would like. You can cut the words or letters apart and re-arrange to your heart’s content.
To remove vinyl lettering, warm up the vinyl using a hair dryer on a low setting. Peel back the warmed vinyl with tweezers, or your fingers, being careful not to rip or peel too quickly. Lettering cannot be used again.
If any glue residue is left on the wall surface a little 409 cleaner or adhesive remover (GooGone) should do the trick. (Test it on a hidden section of wall for staining.)