Preparation for both sticker types
Applying Peel and Stick
Applying Vinyl Wall Art Stickers
Applying Quote Wall Stickers
Removing Peel and Stick
Removing Vinyl Wall Stickers
Wall Sticker ApplicationNow that you have your WallSensation wall sticker this section will give you full instructions on the application processs. It would be a good idea to familiarise yourself here beforehand, or have it printed and available during application.
Preparing your wallEnsure the surface area where you intend to apply your wall sticker is clean and free from any dirt or dust. Wipe the surface and leave it to dry fully before applying the stickers.
Also, if you have recently painted your walls you should allow at least 2 - 3 weeks before applying your wall sticker. This will be enough time for your walls to dry fully. Applying stickers to walls before they are fully dried could lead to problems when removing your stickers later.
Applying Peel and StickWhere applicable, the stickers are coded with letters making it clear which pieces are to be applied first, for instance, A, B then C... and so on. It also indicates which sections joins together, for instance, A to A, B to B and so on. Where there is no indication of order, always apply the main piece first, moving on to the smaller pieces later.
Use scissors to cut the sticker into individual pieces, being careful not to cut in to any of the artwork. Position the sticker on any surface and arrange them so that the resemble the example pictures, or until you are happy with it.
Start by peeling and sticking the a corner section down to the surface. Use a squeegee to rub the sticker in an up and down motion, ironing out any bubbles, while simultaneously pulling the backing paper away. Once the backing paper is fully removed give the sticker one final rub with the squeegee ensuring it is firmly stuck to the wall without any bubbles, being careful not to damage the sticker itself. Repeat this process until all pieces have been applied.
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Applying Vinyl Wall Art StickersYour stickers will arrive on a sheet and may not fully resemble the wall art in our example pictures. Not to worry, the vinyls can be rearranged according to your preference.
|1. Cut around the individual graphics and arrange them on any surface until it resembles the image in the example picture, or until you are happy with it.
|2. It is always a good idea to start from the top down. So take the piece at the top and peel the clear transfer film away from the white backing paper, being careful not to allow the sticker to fold in on itself. If you find the vinyl is stuck to the white backing paper, gently rub the clear transfer film over the area affecting using a squeegee or a cloth. This will ensure the vinyl comes off the white backing paper and sticks to the transfer film as it should do.
|3. So now you have the section you will work on place the corner of the transfer film onto your surface in position so that the corner is stuck to your surface. Position one hand over the corner and the other hand holding the transfer film at a 45 degree angle then rub the rest of the graphic onto your surface.
You can use a squeegee to rub the graphic down to iron out any air bubbles and to ensure the vinyl has stuck firmly, but be careful not to damage the vinyl itself.
|4. Allow 15 minutes for the vinyl to adhere to your surface then gently peel the edge of the transfer film and remove by slowly pulling at an 40 degree angle from the surface. Make sure the none of the vinyl pulls off with the transfer film. Do this slowly, if you see any part of the vinyl peel away with the transfer film you need to give it another rub then peel away again.
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Applying your Quote Wall StickersIf you have ordered one of our wall sticker quotes, in most cases these will require no assembling or cutting. You only need to unroll and apply as is. Please read these instructions carefully. If your wall sticker quote is longer than 60cm it would be best to have a helping hand.
We have taken precaution to ensure the vinyl is stuck onto the clear transfer film and not the white backing paper. However, as it has been in transit, some of the vinyl may have come loose from the clear transfer film and re-fixed itself onto the white backing paper. This is normal.
Once you unroll your quote wall sticker you will need position it onto the wall. It is a good idea to have a helping hand for very large pieces. Use cellotape to stick it into position. Use a pencil to mark its location at both the top corners.
2. Adhere vinyl to transfer film
Lay it back down on a clean flat surface, face up. You will then need use a squeegee (if you do not have a squeegee a flat ruler or a cloth should do), to rub over the clear transfer film in a slow but firm back and fourth motion. Be careful not to damage the vinyl inside. This will ensure the vinyl has stuck to the transfer film.
3. Cut 30% white backing paper away
Peel off approximately 30% of the transfer film and cut the white backing paper to remove it. For this you will need to start from either the top right or top left whichever is more comfortable for you. But for our purposes lets assume you started from the top left. Peel off the transfer film at a 50 degree angle, also making sure the vinyl itself is sticking to the transfer film. If the vinyl is not adhering to the transfer film simply rub the affected pieces. Once you have approximately 30% off, then use a pair of scissors and cut away the white backing paper.
4. Applying your wall sticker quote
Position the vinyl onto the wall at the areas you marked with your pencil in the step earlier. Be careful not to let the vinyl touch the wall as it will stick in the wrong places, and we definitely don't want that! Use cellotape on both the top corners, this will hold your vinyl in place. You will need to start from the top left corner. Use your squeegee or a cloth to rub down the transfer film to the wall, top down again at a 50 degree angle. At this point 30% should be stuck to your wall and 70% still with its backing paper. Use another piece of cellotape and stick the bottom left corner to ensure it holds well.
Remove the cellotape from the right corner and bring the vinyl away from the wall (bring it so that the right corner comes closer to the left) at a 120 degree angle. Now one person will need to pull the white backing paper away while the other person uses a squeegee to rub the transfer film onto the wall, again a cloth will also work. Rub in a top down diagonal motion. In this step be extra careful to ensure the vinyl has stuck to the transfer film. If it is not adhering to the transfer film simply rub the affected pieces and thenstart pulling away the backing paper again. Do this until 100% off the backing paper has been removed. And then get one final piece of cellotape to hold the top right corner again.
5. Removing the transfer film Use the squeegee to give it a one final rub over, leave no letter un-rubbed. This will ensure the vinyl has stuck to the wall. Give it 10-15 minutes and then start to remove the transfer film.
Start from the top left corner. Peel off remove the cellotape. Peel the transfer film away from the wall, do this at a 50 degree angle. Ensure all off the vinyl is stuck on the wall and not to the transfer film. Again if any of the vinyl is still stuck to the transfer film just give it a quick rub and it should stick nicely to the wall. Do this until you have 100% off the transfer film removed.
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Removing your Wall Stickers
Removing Peel and StickRemoving our wall stickers will be as easy as it was to apply them. To remove them simply use a sharp object to loosen a corner of the wall sticker and slowly peel away from the wall from the top downwards. If it proves difficult to peel any corners of the sticker, try using a hairdryer at warm setting to soften the adhesive.
Removing Vinyl Wall StickersRemoving your vinyl wall sticker is relatively straight forward. Simply use a hairdryer (set to warm) and blow over the sticker until the adhesive has loosened. Then slowly peel the vinyl away from the wall.
Please note, although our stickers are easily removed and in almost all instances can be removed without causing damage to the wall, due to the conditions of some painted wall surfaces some paint flakes may also be removed. Therefore a minor touchup may be required after removal. WallSensation is not liable for possible damage to surfaces.
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Reusable StickersWith a little care and attention you will be able to safely remove your stickers and reuse them at a later time. Again you will not need any special tools for this besides what would normally be in your home; hairdryer, a flat ruler or sharp object and the original backing paper supplied with the sticker, or a similar type paper.
Firstly, you should ensure the sticker and its edges is clean and free from any dirt or dust. I recommend using a damp cloth to achieve this. Use a hairdryer set to low heat and heat the sticker from its highest point. Once the adhesive is softened slowly peel the edge of the sticker (your flat ruler would be useful at this point), continuing to heat the sticker as you peel downwards. Continue until the entire piece is removed. Once removed replace the sticker on the original backing paper, gently rubbing it back onto the paper with your ruler. Then repeat this step until all pieces from the sticker has been fully removed from your wall.
Role the sticker so that it is facing outwards (just as you received the sticker). It would be best if you store it in it's original tube, otherwise use an elastic band to keep it in place. Thats all there is to it, you can now put the sticker safely away for the next time you wish to use it.
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