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Month: January 2013

What You Need To Know About Wall Decals

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How safe are wall decal stickers? What you need to know.

Question: Do wall stick-ons damage walls?

Do guns kill people? The only way wall stick-ons (more commonly called wall stickers or wall decals) will damage your wall is if you don’t follow the instructions for installing or removing them.

Basically, to prevent wall damage from wall decals, simply make sure your walls are freshly painted or de-greased before applying your wall decals, then, when you take them off, if needed, use a hair dryer or heat gun to help the glue to release cleanly from the wall.

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Removing and Reusing Wall Decals, and How Long they Last

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How to take off and reuse wall decals and their durability?

Question:  How easy is it to remove Dali Wall Decals?

1. It is easy depending on the type of wall paint.

Generally, Wall Stickers, including Dali Wall Decals, are easier to release from a wall surface than most other decals applied to other surfaces, especially if applied to flat latex paint.

However, if the vinyl has affixed itself firmly to the wall that is coated with a gloss latex paint or an oil-based enamel, then you may have to grab a hair dryer or heat gun and apply some heat to the vinyl.

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Removing Vinyl Letters and Decals Off Vehicles

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How to remove old vinyl lettering graphics from cars? There are a couple of types of vinyl used on vehicles. The first is a plotter cut vinyl that usually has an acrylic adhesive bonding the vinyl to the vehicle.

Question:  How do I remove vinyl lettering that has been on my vehicle for a couple of years?

There are varying grades of adhesives used on this type of vinyl, and most often it is referred to as a “permanent adhesive,” but there is a variety in the quality of glue used, and how well it releases from your vehicle when you’re ready to remove this type of vinyl.

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How are Wall Decals and Stickers Made

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Printing stickers and decals designed for walls.

Question: How are Wall Decals/Stickers made?

There are a couple of standard procedures for creating wall murals using decals.

If you need hundreds or thousands of wall decals printed, then it will probably be the most cost effective to screen print them.

Screen printed decals have been around for many decades, and range in size from very small to quite large, but for the purposes of this conversation, we’ll use a 4’ x 8’ size to demonstrate how the screen printing process works.

4-Color Process Screen Printing

If your graphic is a “4CP” (four color process) print,

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Selecting Decal Sizes and Installing Wall Decals

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Choosing the right size of decal for you, and easy installation of wall decals.

Question:  How do I select the right size/dimensions for my decals?

How would you decide what car to buy or what size house to build?

You have to ask yourself similar questions. If you’re buying a car for utilitarian reasons – such as “we just had our 14th child and we need more than a Volkswagen Beetle now” – you will likely decide on your new bus, er, vehicle based on legal requirements that each child should be in a car seat or buckled up with a seat belt,

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Will Cut Decals Work on Textured Walls, and How to Make Decals

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Will Vinyl Cut Decal Adhere to Textured Walls? How Are Printed Decals Made?

Question: I have textured walls, will a Cut Decal work on textured walls?

Absolutely. However, do note that the thinner the material, the better the adhesion.

Two Types of Vinyl

There are two basic types of vinyl material that most wall stickers are comprised of. There are others, but for simplicity, we’ll talk about the most common.

The higher quality vinyl material is known as “cast” vinyl, and typically is 2mils thickness. Various companies such as 3M and Avery manufacture these films and sell them in rolls varying from 15” in width up to 60” in width.

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When to Apply Wall Decals on Painted Walls, Reusing Dali Decals

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How long to wait to put wall decals on newly painted walls and  can you reuse dali decals?

Question:  I just painted my walls. How long should I wait before applying my new decals?

First, it will depend on what type of paint you used. Latex paint takes up to 30 days to cure, although we’ve put wall decals on walls that have been painted less than a week. However, in our professional opinion, it would be better to wait 30 days.

Depending on the Type of Wall Paint

If,

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