How To Apply Vinyl Lettering
Preparation1Clean and de-grease surface (methylated spirits) works well. And apply any border striping a few millimetres in from the edge of the board.
Measuring2Measure the distance from the top of sign to where you want the bottom of the first line of text to be and make a small mark underneath at both ends using a normal ball point pen (meths will remove the marks when you have finished)
3Lift the tape with the lettering (assist with knife when necessary) from the backing sheet.
4The lettering is extremely sticky, especially if being applied to a gloss surface so if you are not sure that you can position accurately the first time then spray the sign surface lightly with water. Just a fine mist is sufficient. (a normal household spray bottle is fine). Providing you do not apply pressure to the lettering, this will allow repositioning.
5When in position apply pressure to the lettering using a plastic applicator, working from the centre, up and down, squeezing out any air or water. 6Continue the same way with further lines until your sign is complete. 7Spray the whole sign with water and allow a few minutes for the water to soak into the tape. 8Carefully remove the tape from left to right, keeping it flat to the surface and at a slight angle. Therefore leaving the lettering behind.