Long Installation (Single Line)
If you have a very long wall decal from left to right this is a great video to watch. This is the easiest way to install a long wall decal. Take a look!
Here's how to install a very long but not tall wall decal. Where you have gaps to cut with scissors.
Things you'll need before you get started:
- Instructions (included)
- Painters Tape
- Squeegee (included)
- Xacto Knife (optional)
- Wet washcloth
Step 1: FLATTEN OUT YOUR DECAL
Clean, dry and smooth should describe your surface. If you've painted within the last 3 weeks make sure your paint is completely set.
Pull your decal out of your packaging box and unroll everything. Place heavy materials along the edge of the decal (ex. books, heavy boxes). Allow the decal to flatten out which should take around 2 hours.
Step 2: RUN SQUEEGEE TOOL ACROSS FRONT & BACK OF DECAL
Once your decal has flattened out. Take the squeegee tool that was included in the instructions you have and run it across the front and back of the decal over the transfer tape to get any existing bubbles and creases out before installing. It doesn’t have to be perfect but doing this will make the install easier.
The squeegee tool will be located in the clear pouch with the instructions. This will be located inside the box. If you lost your squeegee or can't find it a credit / debit card will do the same exact thing. Anything small and flat.
Step 3: POSITION & LEVEL YOUR WALL DECAL
Position your wall graphic on your wall where you plan to place it. Your decal is cut down as a rectangle for easy measuring if need be. Secure your wall decal with masking or painting tape at the top of the wall graphic. (The tape acts as a hinge for the project.) You can see your wall decal through its semi-transparent transfer tape.
Step 4: CUT SMALLER PIECES FOR YOUR INSTALL
After your wall graphic is hinged with tape at the top take another piece of painters tape and apply it all the way across the top of your wall decal.
Since your decal is so long take some scissors and trim out pieces all the way up to the tape. Be sure the tape is still holding your decal in place on the wall. You will piece your decal piece by piece making the installation much easier to handle.
Step 5: PEEL PAPER BACKING. ONE PIECE AT A TIME.
From Left to Right, take your furthest piece of decal that is cut to the left and pull it up to the wall. Be sure the decal is stable and still hinged to the tape. While the decal is still up by the wall peel the paper backing off of it.
Step 6.1: CAREFULLY APPLY GRAPHIC TO THE WALL
Hold the transfer tape tight and straight.
Step 6.2: CAREFULLY APPLY GRAPHIC TO THE WALL
Be sure you are holding the bottom corners. Lightly push the bottom of the transfer tape once you have placed it on the wall. Do not touch the actual wall decal.
Step 6.3: CAREFULLY APPLY GRAPHIC TO THE WALL
Take your squeegee and start from the top of your decal in the center of the decal. Work your way down from left to right while going down ward. This will apply the decal firmly to your wall.
Step 7: REPEAT STEPS 5, 6.1, 6.2 AND 6.3
Once all pieces are on your wall. DO NOT REMOVE TRANSFER TAPE.
Step 8: RUN HOT WATER OVER WASHCLOTH
Take a washcloth and run hot water over the washcloth. Make sure it’s nice and wet but wring out the washcloth.
Once your decal is up on the wall but you have not yet removed the transfer tape take your wet washcloth and rub it all over the transfer tape. The heat and moisture from the washcloth will help remove the adhesive grip from the transfer tape. Kind of like a temporary tattoo.
You can remove the transfer tape without getting it wet but from our experience getting the transfer tape wet helps out significantly. A issue that might happen when removing the transfer tape while dry is the lettering will stick to the transfer tape when removing it.
Step 9: PEEL OFF TRANSFER TAPE ONCE WET
Carefully peel off the sticky top layer of Transfer Tape. Peeling at 180 degree angle does help when peeling transfer tape away from the wall.
Step 10: YOU ARE A ROCKSTAR DECAL INSTALLER!
You are all finished up. Now enjoy the view of your new wall decal.