Frequently Asked Questions

Is it difficult to apply your vinyl lettering ?

I have ordered vinyl lettering but I am not going to apply it immediately. Do I need to keep it in a special place ?

Is it possible to apply vinyl lettering to wood ?

Does vinyl lettering pull off easily ? Is there a risk of damaging the paintwork ?

I removed my old vinyl lettering from my car but it left traces of adhesive behind. How do I remove them ?

Is it possible to apply vinyl lettering to the hull of a boat ? Are the stickers resistant to seawater ?

Are there any specific recommendations for applying markings ?

Is it possible to order vinyl lettering that can be stuck on the inside of windows or shop windows ? What do we have to do ?

Are there recommended colours for marking windows or shop windows ?

Is it possible to varnish vinyl lettering ?


 

Is it difficult to apply your vinyl lettering ?

No, not at all. The transfer paper means that the lettering can be stuck down like ordinary stickers, simply remove the transfer paper. You can also consult and download detailed step-by-step instructions. Click here for video or PDF file formats .

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I have ordered vinyl lettering but I am not going to apply it immediately. Do I need to keep it in a special place ?

It is best to keep vinyl lettering in a dry, warm place (from 10 to 20°C.). We also advise storing it flat.

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It is possible to apply vinyl lettering to wood ?

It is perfectly possible. However it is best to follow certain tips to ensure that the marking sticks properly. The wood must be smooth and if possible tinted or varnished. The wood actually continues to "breath" which includes behind the adhesive which can lead to the formation of bubbles over time.

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Does vinyl lettering pull off easily ? Is there a risk of damaging the paintwork ?

The best tip for removing vinyl lettering is to heat it with a hairdryer or better still a heated remover. When the sticker is heated in this way it softens, becomes flexible and it can be pulled off much more easily without breaking. Removing vinyl lettering should not damage the surface paintwork on condition that the surface has been properly painted. However, some traces of adhesive may be left behind. See the following section on how to remove them.

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I removed my old vinyl lettering from my car but it left traces of adhesive behind. How do I remove them ?

To remove traces of adhesive use acetone which is by far the most effective product.
N.B.: it is best to rinse the spot that you wiped with the product immediately as the product is very powerful and could corrode the surface.

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Is it possible to apply vinyl lettering to the hull of a boat ? Are the stickers resistant to seawater ?

Yes, vinyl lettering resists very well to seawater and will stay stuck on boat hulls. However, the hull must be rigid (not inflatable) and it is absolutely necessary to clean the area of the hull where you want to stick the lettering with fresh water prior to application.

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Are there any specific recommendations for applying markings ?

Yes, vinyl lettering is very long-lasting but during application the surface needs to be at a temperature of between 15 to 20°C. Polymerisation ("sticking") is optimum after 36 hours at this temperature. If you are unable to keep your surface at this temperature for this length of time, we highly recommend that you at least protect it from water during said period.

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Is it possible to order vinyl lettering that can be stuck on the inside of windows or shop windows? What do we have to do ?

First of all it is important to point out that our vinyl lettering is designed for outdoor use. We would like to stress that it is much less visible on the inside of a window or the rear window of a vehicle. To see for yourself, fix a sheet of white paper outside the window/shop window that you wish to mark and one on the inside, you will see the difference immediately!

If you still wish to order interior lettering, you can tick the box "mirror cut-out" in the order module.

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Are there recommended colours for marking windows or shop windows ?

Yes for vehicle windows and shop window signage, we strongly recommend using light colours (white, yellow, light grey, silver, light green, light blue, orange, possibly fuchsia or gold).
We often think of windows as transparent and that it would be best to use a dark colour for signage purposes. However exactly the opposite is true. To see for yourself stick a black sheet and a white sheet on the window/shop window that you wish to mark. You will see the difference immediately!

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Is it possible to varnish vinyl lettering ?

We have run tests with most of the "main product groups" of varnish available on the market and the test results were very good each time. However, there are very many products on the market and we cannot guarantee that the one that you use will give such good results. We therefore recommend doing some test lettering before starting your final project.

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