Proper decal installation starts with making sure the surface you are going to apply the decal to is clean. If the surface isn’t clean, the decal won’t stick well. It’s important to make sure your decal is only applied to a surface with temperatures between 50 to 90 degrees Fahrenheit and should be allowed to cure for at least 24 hours before getting wet.
Step 1: Clean the surface where you will be applying the decal with rubbing alcohol, and a clean lint-free cloth, and allow it to dry. Do not use ammonia-based window cleaner. Ammonia can harm the decal’s adhesive, making it difficult for the decal to stick properly and reducing its longevity.
Step 2: Beginning in a corner, peel the backing paper off of the transfer tape, making sure not to leave any of the graphics or letters on the backing paper. Take your time with this step. If the graphic is not pulling away from the backing paper, rub over the transfer tape firmly with a vinyl decal applicator or an old credit card a few times from the center point to the edges in all directions, both front and back.
Step 3: Place one side of the transfer tape onto the surface and press it down with the vinyl decal applicator or an old credit card.
Step 4: Continue applying the decal in a rolling motion using the vinyl decal applicator or an old credit card and press it down firmly as you go.
Step 5: Once the decal is placed, use the vinyl decal applicator or old credit card and rub it firmly from the center point to the edges in all directions to remove any air bubbles.
The final step is to remove the transfer tape. Beginning in a corner, slowly and carefully peel away the transfer tape at a 45-degree angle.