FAQ

WHY VINYL LETTERING?
You can personalize any room in your home with vinyl wall lettering. It is the latest trend in interior decorating & home decor. Wall lettering offers many advantages over paint, expecially since you can remove it with very little effort. You can either use the pre-designed vinyl lettering, or you can custom design your own. Decorative vinyl lettering is an easy & creative way to add personality, charm & simple elegance to any room in your home!


WHAT CAN I PUT VINYL LETTERING ON?
Vinyl letter transfers will stick to almost ANY flat surface. The most common are: WALLS, TILES, WINDOWS, GLASS BLOCK, MIRRORS, JARS, METAL, WOOD BOARDS, PLATES, CARS, & PICTURE FRAMES.


HOW DO I APPLY MY VINYL?
Vinyl lettering and graphics are quick and easy to apply and the results are amazing! You will need the following materials:
Tape Measure or Ruler
Pencil
Masking Tape/Painters Tape
Applicator(credit card works great!)

*STEP 1: PREPARE YOUR SURFACE
Regardless of where you are applying lettering, make sure the surface is clean and dry before you begin. Determine where you want it to be placed. Use a tape measure/ruler to measure and then lightly pencil small guide-lines on your wall. Make another small guide-mark indicating where you want the center to be. Hint: Taping vinyl lettering lightly in place first will help you plan your layout.

*STEP 2: PREPARE YOUR VINYL LETTERING
Using your ruler or straight edge, pencil guidelines on the lettering where desired to line up with the guidelines placed on the prepared surface.

*STEP 3: POSITION & TAPE VINYL LETTERING
Match up the guide-lines you penciled on the lettering with the guide-lines you penciled on the prepared surface. With the lettering in the desired position, place small pieces of painter’s tape or masking tape along the top edge.

*STEP 4: REMOVE BACKING PAPER
Flip your lettering up and slowly peel the backing paper away from the transfer tape. (The lettering will adhere to the sticky transfer tape. The backing paper will be blank.) Hint:If working with a large piece of lettering, have someone help you hold it into place while installing. This will help avoid getting it stuck in a place you don’t want it. Carefully lay lettering back down into position on the wall and smooth the entire surface.

*STEP 5: BURNISH YOUR LETTERING
Using an applicator or a credit card, firmly rub the lettering, giving special attention to the edges of each letter.

*STEP 6: REMOVE TRANSFER TAPE
Slowly peel the transfer tape from the surface. Remove masking tape and erase guidelines. ENJOY! You did it, way to go!

HOW DO I INSTALL MY OVERLAYS?
When installing lettering with an overlay, install the underlay first, using the steps above. Then install the overlay, repeating the same steps.

CAN I INSTALL ON FRESHLY PAINTED WALLS?
Let newly painted walls cure at least 2 weeks before applying vinyl expressions.

HOW DO I INSTALL LETTERING ON WOOD BOARDS?
Once you have prepared your board to its desired finish, make sure it is clean. Follow the steps above.

HOW DO I INSTALL LETTERING ON GLASS?
Clean surface thoroughly with glass cleaner. Carefully hold lettering a few inches above where you want it. Press down & rub onto surface. Remove transfer tape. *Lettering adheres to glass extremely well. Contact us for a product that will allow you to move your lettering around to center it on glass.

HOW DO I REMOVE MY LETTERING?
When you are ready to remove your vinyl lettering, pick at a corner of each letter and pull down slowly. If it has been on the wall for a while it may be necessary to warm your lettering slightly with a blow dryer before removal. Hold the blow dryer 8 inches away from the lettering and warm slightly. Be careful not to overheat the paint.

NOTE: Vinyl lettering will not adhere to stucco or brick like surfaces. Words can be cut apart, stacked in rows, put on an angle, or arranged around and on windows, doors or on most wallpaper. The sky is the limit!!!!

WARNING: Vinyl lettering is extremely addicting! You will be SMITTEN with it, just like we are!