Wall lettering is a great way to accent nearly any room in your home. Follow this simple guide to installing wall lettering from wall preparation to application.
Make sure you have a suitable surface
Not all walls work for installing lettering. The most common surface is drywall. This is ideal. Wall lettering is not ideal for textured,concrete,or brick surfaces.
Prepare your wall
Wash the wall with a light mist of mild household cleaner. Dirt and dust is the enemy here,make sure you get it all off. If you fail to clean the wall the dust will reduce the effectiveness of the adhesive causing the lettering to fail prematurely. Allow to dry.
Prep your lettering
Your lettering will arrive with application tape make sure you have allowed sufficient time for the lettering to unfold and lay flat. Be sure to remove the lettering from its original rolled up state at least an hour before application. Take your sqeegee and firmly press on the lettering several times to adhere it to the application tape. You will see this prevents the lettering from hanging on the wax backing paper.
Place your lettering on the wall
Use masking tape along the top of your lettering to hold it in place. Place the lettering on the wall.
Raise up the lettering from the bottom,peel the wax paper starting from the top off slowly. Pull down the paper to half the height of the page. Start with your squeegee from the top making sweeping motions left to right working downward. Take your time. As you move down the lettering slowly keep removing the backing paper until it is totally removed.
Remove Application Tape
There is no need to wait to remove the application tape. Choose a corner andslowlypeel off the application. Be very cautious not to tear the lettering if it lifts off the wall. This can and does happen,simple press it back on the wall and peel slowing. It will take longer to take the application tape off than it did to apply it.