Lettering on the Cheap

Now that the decal has been centered and placed directly where we intend to lay it down, lets use your wax pen to mark the vinyl and floor where the two meet up. Using your wax pen mark the recently cut sections of your vinyl to outline the shape of your decal. This is most useful in oddly shaped decals. Depending on the size of your floor vinyl, your vinyl may not come with masking tape across your design. Typically, only very large designs will not have masking tape and as such: we suggest working with two or more friends or family to properly lie the vinyl down. In smaller cases, this won’t be a problem. Using Application Fluid spray the surface you intend to lay the vinyl on. This will ensure you can adjust the position for fine tuning. As usual, you should remove the backing from the vinyl along the vinyl, rather than pulling up and away from the vinyl. This will reduce stress your design and avoid stretching. Place the Vinyl on the wet surface and position to the marks you’ve drawn on the floor. Using a soft squeegee on exposed vinyl, or a hard squeegee on vinyl with masking tape, slowly smooth the vinyl down onto the surface. Once the graphic has been laid down and the bubbles gently removed by the squeegee, allow the decal to sit some time before stepping over its surface.

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