How to Install your Wall Decals
Before installing the decals, click here for how to get your wall ready.
SonoLuna wall decals are an easy way to bring to life a room theme or to add a touch of fun on any interior environment. For best results, be sure to apply your wall decals to a clean dry surface after following our recommended best procedures for enhanced adhesion. Even if you just paint your wall and waited 30 days (for self adhesive decal wait 90 days at least), you HAVE TO clean the wall with the Enhanced Adhesion Method to get the best results.
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1. If your wall paint is new, please wait at least 60 days to apply. Under-cured paint may continue to out-gas and creates bubbles (air pockets) in decal that appears to be well applied right after application.
2. Apply when the decals are at room temperature and after they have been laid flat for a few hours.
3. Some of our more intricate wall decals may include transfer tape. This is a clear tape that is applied on top of the decals to help align the decals properly. You may find transfer tape applied to your decals, particularly if you ordered floral designs, trees, quotes or personalized baby's names decals.
4. Decals applied to contaminated walls, or walls that exhibit visible signs of peeling, lifting, bubbling, or dampness are likely to fail. Please follow our Enhanced Adhesion Cleaning Procedures
How to Install Wall Decals
If you just painted your wall make sure you give the paint 4 to 6 weeks for vinyl and 12 to 16 weeks for adhesive fabric to dry before you apply the decals. Otherwise it will get ugly.
Before you start, be sure your wall is smooth, dry, and clean. My wall decals don’t like textured walls-and frankly neither do I (but it should still work if it’s not too textured). We suggest using plain old hot water as a cleaning solution (give it time to dry), finishing up by wiping it down with rubbing alcohol, which should make it ultra clean.
PLAN & SET UP
Plan your design first. We recommend painter's tape to secure decals to your wall before you remove the white backing. Before you stick them to the wall, it is an good idea to place them on your wall with tape to make sure you like their placing.
Optional: If there are multiple decals on one sheet, you may want to cut loosely around them before you position them on the wall. This is up to you, if it is easier to install, cut around them making sure you do not accidentally cut the decal.
If your graphic is on the big side, you might want to use the Hinge Method:
Step 1 - Center the decal onto the application surface. Put small pieces of tape on the top corners to hold it in place.
Step 2 - Apply a long piece of painters tape across the top of the vinyl graphic thus forming a hinge., ( make it 2 strips of painters tape if the panel is too big to secure it to the wall.
Step 3 - Remove the smaller pieces of painter's tape you placed on step 1.
Step 4 - Fold each panel using the hinge, peel off the backing paper and cut it with scissors. Discard the paper.
Step 5 -Squeegee the panel on starting near the hinge and smoothing to the sides (TO AVOID WRINKLES HOLD HE PANEL AWAY FROM THE WALL WHILE SQUEEGEEING IT DOWN) Repeat this action for all of the pieces/panels.
Step 6 - Peel off the transfer tape and you are done.
Look at you! You’ve just made your wall look super awesome! You can call your mom and tell her the great news. Imagine what your parents might say! Nice work. If you feel like it, take a picture and send it to me firstname.lastname@example.org We want to share your wall decal success with all the others SonoLuna customers out there.