Before you place your order, we want you to be sure you have measured up the surface correctly & order the right amount of vinyl print. However, before you get your tape measure out.. please do get a sample ordered to test out colours & patterns, the quality of the vinyl, test out the sticky back adhesive on your glow up surface! We want your project to be practically perfect in every way!
Now where were we, so, measuring your surface;
1. Using a tape measure, measure the width & length of the surface.
2. Multiply the width x the length = This will give you your FULL surface area.
3. Check out the below table & pick the most suitable.
Standard Vinyl & Floor Vinyl
Order Sizing Total Surface Area
1m 750mm x 1000mm ( Provided in 1x sheet) 0.75 SQM
2m 750mm x 2000mm ( Provided in 1x sheet) 1.5 SQM
3m 750mm x 1500mm (Provided in 2x sheets) 2.25 SQM
Our vinyl can be applied to almost any smooth surface in your home. The world really is your lobster on this one.
We have listed some surfaces below we have applied the vinyl too; Cabinets, units, tables, seating, office desks, dressing table, drinks trolleys. Walls, stair fronts, kitchen cabinets, work tops, bathroom units, bins, record players, I could go on all day! I will leave it there & let you get creating.
One thing to keep in mind, there is a chance (especially if it is a long-ago painted wall) upon removal, some of the paint can flake away upon removal. Unfortunately, we cannot accept any liability if a surface becomes damaged upon removal, we leave that up to our fab customers to decide on a suitable surface. We want to provide only the best vinyl for your projects, using a hi-tac vinyl means it will last & stay stuck! Just always keep in mind, the smoother the surface, the better the final finish!
When applying your vinyl to large surface areas, walls/ floors for example you ALWAYS want to overlap the pieces of vinyl slightly.
Why? Due to all of our printed vinyl being laminated, this can cause the vinyl to react to it's surroundings, meaning it could shrink or expand over time ever so slightly. If you have overlapped your vinyl sections by a few cm's this means the vinyl won't seperare & the pattern match stays PERFECT.
If you are looking to vinyl a large surface area, feel free to reach out & I will be sure your order is perfect.
Take your time & don't rush any of the steps.
If you go wrong, peal it back, lift it, start again.
Be sure not to apply too much pressure as this can cause creasing & stretch the vinyl.
Use a sharp craft knife, blade or scissors.
Bubbles will disappear if you pop them with a thin pin.
Work from the middle of the graphic pushing out, get rid of that air & reduce changes of creasing.
Smooth down using a squeegee or credit card wrapped in a soft cloth.
Have a nose on any of our socials for how to videos & application tips.
Avoid applying vinyl to paint thats produced using lots of silicone, these are normally advertised as 'easy clean' paint. This can affect the adhisive & cause it not to stick.
Have more questions?
The age old saying; no question is a stupid one! Please reach out via the contact page or on the socials.
Happy Vinyiling & be sure to tag us in your glow up's, we love to see how creative you are with the prints!
PLUS; you can always refer to your handy HOW TO VINYL note that came with your order. Fx
1. Squeaky Clean
Give the surface a good wipe, we need to make sure no little dust nubs are hiding on that surface as they will show up under the vinyl once it's been applied. If you're applying to a surface that could potentially be sure to give it a good clean & allow it to dry fully pre moving onto the next step. (We are talking bone dry, water will cause issues behind the vinyl in the long run)
2. Snip Snip
Trim it up, line the vinyl up onto the surface & trim it almost to size (be sure to cut it slightly bigger than you need, we can get rid of any extra later on) better to go big! Cut the vinyl to size using scissors or a craft knife. Do keep in mind that once you have cut the vinyl too small it is a no go project, go big.
3. Stick It
Now for the fun part..
Giving that surface a glow up. When applying the vinyl, peal back a corner, remove a 10cm section of the backing paper from one side of the vinyl, line this up to the surface edge, once in place get that section stuck down (using something soft, a credit card or a squeegee), take your time to slowly remove the backing paper sticking down a small section each time.
Tidy, any extra vinyl over the edges, get your scissors or craft knife & get rid of those babies.