How to Install a Die-Cut Decal
Installing a die-cut decal is a snap! You can do it in just 9 easy steps.
Die-Cut Decal Installation Steps
Step One. Gather Reccomended Tools
These are the tools that we suggest using:
- Your decal
- Light cleaning solution, we recommend warm soapy water.
- Paper Towels
- Masking tape
- Tape Measure
- Squeegee. Our partner, Decals.com, has a great application Squeegee. You can also use a credit card or small, flat, hard edged object.
Step Two: Clean & Dry the Surface
Use warm soapy water or rubbing alcohol to clean the surface. Next, take a paper towel and dry off the surface. Make sure there isn't any debris left behind.
Step Three: Tape Your Decal to the Surface
Use a peice of masking tape as a temporary adhesive to hold your decal in place, sort of like a hinge.
Step Four: Level & Measure the Decal
Once you have the decal secured to the surface, use a line of text as a place to measure from. Then level off the decal.
Step Five: Peel & Cut
Peel back and cut off the bottom half of the vinyl decal backing.
Step Six: Apply Decal to the Surface
Using your squeegee object, press and apply the decal to the surface beginning on one side and working your way in a zig-zag pattern to the other side. To avoid bubbles, take your time pressing on the decal.
Step Seven: Removing the Tape Hinge
When the decal is smooth and bubble free, delicately remove the masking tape hinge.
Step Eight: Peel off Top Half of Backing
Now, gently peel off the top half of the backing.
Step Nine: Press and Apply the Top Half
Using your squeegee object, press and use pressure to slowly apply thetop half of your decal to the surface with the same zig-zag motion as you did before.
You are finished! Enjoy your new decal!