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Apply and Remove Stickers

  How to apply a standard sticker   How to remove a sticker  
  How to apply a vinyl sticker   Disclaimer  



The perfect sticker application:

A short guide explaining the best way to apply and remove a sticker.

Preparation is important, especially if you intend to place the sticker on a dirty rear window of a car or an oily toolbox. The cleaner the surface is, the better the adhesive will stick. 

Do not use a window or other chemical cleaner on the area you intend to apply the sticker prior to application. This is because some of the chemicals will actually leave a residue on the surface which will reduce the adhesive strength of the sticker. Instead, the best thing to use is a splash of water and wipe dry with a clean lint-free cloth or towel. If you intend to stick the sticker onto an electrical surface such as a laptop, we recommend you DO NOT use water and rely solely on the cleaning ability of a dry cloth.

 

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  Standard Sticker Vinyl Sticker  

 


 

STANDARD STICKERS

1. Clean the area as directed above, taking note not to clean electrical devices such as laptops with water, instead a dry lint-free cloth should be used.

2. Peel the liner (backing paper) off away from the sticker. The liner occationally will not come away from the main sticker and as you peel the two apart, an the paper backing will remain on the sticker. When this happens try peeling from another area of the sticker.

3. Offer the sticker up to the location you wish to place it and ensure that you are lined up straight or at whichever angle you desire.

4. Start applying the sticker by holding one edge down on the application surface, then running down the middle of the sticker and working outwards pushing air out to the edges.

5. Finish off the application by running your hand over the sticker from the centre - outwards in all directions to expel any trapt air.

 

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VINYL STICKERS

1. Clean the area as directed above, taking note not to clean electrical devices such as laptops with water, instead a dry lint-free cloth should be used.

2. Peel the liner (backing paper) off away from the application tape and vinyl sticker. The liner will occationally  pull the vinyl sticker away from the applicaiotn tape instead of staying stuck directly to the application tape. When this happens, place whole vinyl transfer on a flat surface and press down to ensure that the application tape grips the vinyl sticker, then try peeling the backing liner from another area of the sticker.

3. Offer the sticker up to the location you wish to place it and ensure that you are lined up straight or at whichever angle you desire.

4. Start applying the sticker by holding one edge down on the application surface, then running down the middle of the sticker and working outwards pushing air out to the edges.

5. Running your hand over the sticker from the centre - outwards in all directions to expel any trapt air.

6. Slowly, peel the application tape away from the vinyl sticker. Try to do this at an angle to the sticker rather than pulling outwards or away from the surface. You can now run your hand along the design to ensure it has all stuck properly.

 

 

STICKER REMOVAL

1. Always start removing a sticker with your nails, they are soft and will not easily scratch the surface. The use of your nail is normally enough. If there is still a stickly residue left over or parts of the sticker, go to process 2.

2. The next option is to use water and a lint-free cloth. Remember, do not use water on electrical surfaces. Scrub until the sticker is removed, otherwise try process 3 or 4.

3. Ice-scrapers designed for vehicle windows are a good tool to use on a stuborn sticker. As they are designed to be used on realitivly fragile vehicle windows they are unlikely to scratch or damage the surface. Care should be taken to apply the correct amount of pressure when using on sensitive surfaces such as vehicle paintwork. 

4. Another option is to use a dedicated product such as Sticky Stuff Remover which is designed to remove sticky residue from sensitive surfaces.

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DISCLAIMER

This guide is written as a reference only.

This Way Up / thisway-up.com accepts no responsiblity for any damage to surfaces and objects or personal injury that may occour when using the guide.  


 

 


 

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