How to Apply Vinyl Wall Art

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Getting Started

This guide shows you how to get the very best from your Vinyl Wall Art and stickers purchased from Luv-a-Duck Designs Ltd (ebay: luvaduck)
It is strongly recommended that you ensure the surface the vinyl is being
applied to is clean and free from any grease or dust. Allow any newly painted surfaces to cure for at least two weeks to ensure the vinyl adheres to the wall.
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Your Wall Art

Your vinyl art arrives with three layers made up of the following:
TOP LAYER: an opaque paper application tape (similar to masking tape)
MIDDLE LAYER: the vinyl artwork
BOTTOM LAYER: white/blue shiny backing paper
 

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Preparing the artwork

Gently unroll the artwork and lay it flat at room temperature. Do not bend, fold or crease the artwork as this may affect the final application.
Place the artwork face-up and gently press the artwork flat using the plastic card supplied. Rub gently across the application tape to ensure all three layers are joined together.
Do not use too much force as this may damage the vinyl
 

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Position Your Artwork

Position your artwork on the surface where you intend to apply and ensure any lettering or design is straight. Secure the artwork to the surface using masking tape to create a ‘hinge’ along the top of the artwork. The tape will act as a supporting hinge to allow you to remove the backing paper while keeping your artwork in place.
 

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Peel off the backing paper

Flip the artwork upwards on the hinge  and slowly peel away the backing paper. Try to keep the backing paper as flat as possible while you are peeling to ensure the vinyl remains on the application tape.
TIP: If any stubborn parts of the vinyl sticks to the backing paper push the artwork back down and rub the stubborn area with your thumb or squeegee to ensure it stays on the
application tape. Try not to touch the sticky side of the vinyl as this may affect application.
 

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Applying the artwork to the wall

CAUTION: The sticky vinyl can’t be repositioned easily once it makes surface contact!
Hold the un-taped bottom edge taut, slightly away from the surface. Then use your hand or the squeegee to secure the artwork  to the surface starting at the top and centre and
working outwards. Take your time and increase pressure gradually to ensure the artwork is secure and free of air bubbles.
NOTE: Tiny air bubbles can be removed after application using a pin to prick the bubble.
 

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Remove the application tape

Allow a few minutes for the bond between the vinyl and the surface to activate and then slowly peel back the application tape at a 180 degree angle to reveal your artwork. It is
usually easier to begin at the upper right-hand corner, pulling diagonally downward toward the bottom left-hand corner. As you peel  away the application tape ensure that the vinyl remains on the surface pressing back down any stubborn areas through the application tape as you work.
 

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Voila! Your artwork should now look fantastic

If you have any questions then please contact us.  
We’d love to see your finished artwork. Please post photos of your completed art work or share on our facebook page. Search for: luvaduckdesigns
 

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