Very Important – Wall Preparation
Before applying your wall quote, you must begin with a clean, dry wall surface. There must not be any oil, dirt or residue on your wall or surface. If you have used water to clean your surface, be sure to wait at least 24 hours before applying your wall saying. A wall may feel dry even with moisture present. Additionally, if your wall is freshly painted, please wait at least 21 days before applying your wall quote.
When you receive your wall quote, it will be on the bottom layer, covered with application tape. Please note: It may appear wrinkled from being rolled for shipping. Don’t worry – this is normal and will not affect application or appearance. Using a credit card or similar item, rub the wall saying firmly to adhere the vinyl to the application tape.
Your wall quote may be applied using two different methods.
Method #1: Tape quote to wall, using a level to ensure accurate positioning. Apply tape on top edge so lettering stays in desired position (Figure 1). Flip the lettering up and peel backing off (Figure 2). Flip lettering back down and rub gently with credit card until all bubbles are out and edges are adhered to wall. This method is recommended for large applications.
Or, Method #2: Place quote face down - white grid side/back facing up. Peel gently left to right and remove the application tape (Figure 3), which the lettering will have adhered to. Place your quote on the wall or surface. By gently “tacking” your quote to the wall, you will have the opportunity to adjust it if necessary. However, if you are applying to a mirror, use extra care as it adheres quickly and most likely will not be adjustable. Once the quote is placed firmly on your surface, remove the application tape slowly, peeling left to right (Figure 4).
Please view the following video for a demonstration of how easy our wall quotes are to apply.
Are You Having Problems With Your Wall Quote Sticking? Because our products are made with the highest quality interior vinyl available on the market, when a quote fails to stick it is most likely a wall issue, including but not limited to:
Too Much Wall Texture - Our vinyl is designed for optimal adhesion to a flat, smooth wall surface. While it will stick and mold to most surfaces, we cannot guarantee that your texture is suitable for vinyl wall quotes.
Not Properly Preparing Your Wall Surface- Surface must be free of dust, lint and residue.
Moisture - If you have recently washed a wall in preparation of hanging a wall decal, it must be COMPLETELY free of moisture. Waiting a minimum of 48 hours before applying your wall quote is recommended.
Fresh Paint - A waiting period of 3 weeks is recommended before applying your quote. Paint must "cure" in order for the quote to adhere properly (even though your surface may feel dry, moisture is still present). Applying the decal too soon after painting will lead to unsatisfactory adhesion.
Improper Handling of the Quote - During application, it is crucial that you do not touch the back of the vinyl decal, as fingers will release oils and lessen the integrity of the adhesive, making it difficult for the quote to stick. Removing and replacing the vinyl quote too many times prior to transfer will also lessen the likelihood of full adhesion. Be sure to find your perfect placement prior to releasing the back layer which is covering the adhesive.
Delaying Quote Application - If a quote sits too long, it may become difficult to apply. The application tape may not release as easily as it is designed to under normal circumstances. Changes in storage conditions can also affect the quality (extreme temperature, humidity, etc.). All of our designs are custom created upon order, using "fresh" stock, giving you the highest quality product available. Please apply your wall quote as soon as your wall conditions are favorable.
If you are having problems with your quote adhering, below are some tips we hope you will find helpful:
1. Make sure that all edges are firmly pressed to the surface. A blow dryer on a warm setting will help loosen the adhesive, encouraging the quote to "grab" the surface.
2. Adhesive spray or craft glue can help you with particularly stubborn pieces. Please check your local craft store for products that are safe to use on your wall surface.
3. If you have bubbles under your wall quote, you may use a small pin to carefully puncture a small hole to allow the air to escape. Carefully rub the area to push the air out. The vinyl will self-heal and the pin hole will not show. Take care not to pull or stretch the vinyl during this process.
If you continue to have problems, please provide detailed photos of the issue and a description of the problem.
We will do our best to help you!
Wall Quote Sayings From Enchanting Quotes
When you order from Enchanting Quotes, you can trust that our quotes are made of the highest quality matte vinyl available. Our wall vinyl is designed for easy application and removable. Our vinyl sayings are so easy to apply but just as easy to remove if or when you choose to change your decor. Under normal temperature and humidity conditions, our vinyl lettering will last for several years and look as good as they day you first applied it!
Enchanting Quotes was founded in 2007 and has thousands of satisfied customers. View our testimonials page and see what our customers are saying. When you order from Enchanting Quotes, you can trust that you will be receiving the highest quality product created by a team that really cares.