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How to Apply General Stickers

The following video demonstrates 3 different methods of applying smaller decals.

Half & Half Technique

You will need to Apply Decals

Step 1. You will need...

A water spray, ruler/measuring tape, masking tape, squeegee (a credit card with a piece of cloth wrapped around makes a good substitute), a cloth and a sharp knife.

Hold in place with masking tape

Step 2. Hold in place with masking tape

Align the decal and hold in place using a piece of masking tape through the cross section.

Remove Backing Paper

Step 3. Remove half of the backing paper and Spray

Peel off half of the backing paper and spray a little water onto the sticker and the surface, then smooth down. Repeat for the opposing side.

* Spraying water is not necessary, but can help disperse any air bubbles.

 

Smooth out sticker

Step 4. Smooth down with squeegee

Using firm pressure, smooth theentire decal down with a squeegee, squeezing any water out from behind the decal.

Peel Back Applicator Tape

Step 5. Peel back Applicator Tape

Peel back the applicator tape slowly, at a tight angle (i.e. NOT pulling away from the surface), ensuring the decals remain stuck in place.

Hinge Technique

You will need to Apply Decals

Step 1. You will need...

A water spray, ruler/measuring tape, masking tape, squeegee (a credit card with a piece of cloth wrapped around makes a good substitute), a cloth and a sharp knife.

Hold in place with masking tape

Step 2. Hold in place with masking tape

Align the decal and hold in place using a section of masking tape along the top of the decal, creating a 'hinge' affect.

Remove Backing Paper

Step 3. Remove backing paper and Spray

Peel off all of the backing paper and spray a little water onto the sticker and the surface.

* Spraying water is not necessary, but can help disperse any air bubbles.

 

Smooth out sticker

Step 4. Smooth down with squeegee

Using firm pressure, smooth the decal down with a squeegee, squeezing any water out from behind the decal.

Peel Back Applicator Tape

Step 5. Peel back Applicator Tape

Peel back the applicator tape slowly, at a tight angle (i.e. NOT pulling away from the surface), ensuring the decals remain stuck in place.

Simply Stick Technique

Spray surface with water

Step 1. Spray Surface

Spray water onto surface

* Spraying water is not necessary, but can help disperse any air bubbles.

Remove Backing Paper and stick

Step 2. Remove backing paper and stick

Peel off all of the backing paper and stick decal to the surface.

Smooth out sticker

Step 3. Smooth down with squeegee

Using firm pressure, smooth the decal down with a squeegee, squeezing any water out from behind the decal.

Peel Back Applicator Tape

Step 4. Peel back Applicator Tape

Peel back the applicator tape slowly, at a tight angle (i.e. NOT pulling away from the surface), ensuring the decals remain stuck in place.

 

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