Pick a clean, smooth, and dry surface to customize.When applying your print to painted walls, we recommend making sure that the wall has been primed before painting. Without a primer layer, the paint may come off when removed. With newly painted surfaces, we recommend allowing 30-45 days for the wall to fully dry. If not, you may experience bubbling in the material.
If used on a pebbled or textured, or very porous surface—brick, cement, stucco, etc—may result in poor adhesion, though we have seen this work well in many cases. We recommend testing the proposed area first.
Before applying, we recommend using a damp cloth (lint-free, ideally) to thoroughly clean the surface and allow it to completely dry. Fingerprints, dust, dirt and other normal things that collect on walls can negatively impact proper adhesion and could result in premature failure of the adhesive.
We do not recommend using chemicals to clean the wall, or if you must, make sure that they are completely removed before applying the material to your surface.
Tip: If you are working with a large printed piece, it will be helpful to have two people install it.
Start at the top of your print. Pull down about 6 inches of the back liner and crease it to keep it out of the way.
Try not to let the adhesive come together and fold up on itself. Fabric Wall Cling was specially designed to withstand this error during the application process and you can gently peel apart, but definitely try to minimize this.
Begin to apply the exposed adhesive area to your surface. It can be repositioned if needed, to achieve proper alignment. Once you have proper alignment, continue to slowly pull the back liner downward in 4 - 6" increments; smoothing the print down as you go.
If you use your hand for smoothing make sure your hands are clean and dry or wear cotton gloves.
Depending on the size, we like to have one person pull down the backer, while the other smooths the print down to the wall. If there are any bubbles or wrinkles, you can lightly press or smooth them out, or simply peel back that area and re-apply.
Being very aggressive may cause ink to smudge due to the natural oils on your hands, this tends to only happen with high density black inks within your print.