1- A spatula or similar (credit card, ID)
2- A clean cloth
You will receive a cardboard tube packaging that protects the sticker and its accessories from any damage. In the case that you also purchased a spatula, this will also be inside the tube. In the cardboard tube. Also, we have attached a copy of the design to be used as a proportional template sheet sticker so you can make adhesion and application tests before applying your acquired vinyl sticker.
If you won ́t be applying the sticker until a few weeks later, then it will be better to take the sticker out of the tube and keep it stretched out.
You will need to make sure that the surface where you will be sticking the sticker onto is in good condition; otherwise the durability of the sticker is not guaranteed as the grip won't be correct. The surface must be dry, free from dirt and impurities such as powder, liquids and stains...
We recommend that if you ́re going to stick your sticker on a painted wall, it should be plastic paint as this is the most recommended.
We do not recommend the application of our stickers on freshly painted surfaces. If the application surface of the sticker has been painted recently, we recommend a period of about 4 or 6 weeks before applying the sticker.
Never clean the surface with glass cleaner. This product leaves particles that are not compatible with the adhesive. We recommend cleaning the surface with water or cleaning alcohol from the pharmacy.
The stickers sold by Tenstickers are for any smooth non-porous surface. If yours is otherwise please contact firstname.lastname@example.org to find a solution.
* If you have purchased a vinyl blackboard sticker you have to place in an absolutely smooth surface. The slightest irregularity on the surface will affect the writing and erasing on the board.
**The wrapping of the vinyls into the tubes might cause some wrinkles in the conveyor paper that is used to facilitate the application. When you receive the package we recommend to extend the vinyls and put pressure on the wrinkles, press again with the spatula or a similar object before the application. Vinyl is a flexible material and therefore any wrinkle that affects the paper has no effect on the vinyl once the application is done correctly.
01- You remove the seal from the cardboard tube; take out the sticker and the template. Have a table or a floor ready, and check that it is the correct sticker that you have ordered. Depending on the size of your sticker, your delivery may come in one or more pieces (in the same cardboard tube). If you ordered a photo mural, please be sure that there aren ́t any missing pieces to complete the mural.
02- Use the spatula very hard across the whole surface of the protective paper to ensure that the sticker sticks properly. We insist especially on the parts where the design has very small details.
03- Take measurements of the wall and adjust the space for the sticker.
04- Bend the white silicon paper about 5 centimetres from the top.
05- You stick the upper part of the sticker onto the wall in order to secure the sticker on the wall before removing the white silicon paper at the back.
06- You then remove the white paper at the back of the sticker as you press the sticker down. You will then use the spatula or anything similar to stick down the sticker onto the wall. The direction of the spatula (or similar) will always be from the centre and working your way outwards to the sides.
07- You will then go over the sticker several times with the spatula on top of the clear protective paper to ensure that the sticker is securely stuck onto the wall.
With multicoloured stickers, the first spread with the spatula needs to be very soft because the sticker is repositionable and it can easily come off until it has been stuck on properly on the wall. Once stuck on correctly you will not be able to reposition it.
08-By now the sticker is already stuck onto the wall. Now all you need to do is remove the clear protection paper on top. You will pull this at an angle of 180 degrees.
Some stickers ́ don ́t need the protective paper so therefore in step 7 you would have already finished the application.
Prepare the wall where you want to put the Wallpaper or Wall mural. The surface must be dry, clean and free of grease.
The material may cover small imperfections in the wall. However if there are deep cracks/grooves before wallpapering, they should be filled and smoothed. It is also necessary to remove any leftover residue from previous wallpapers/wall murals.
Prepare the glue, mix the 150g glue pack with 4-5 liters of water, stir continuously. This will produce an adequate amount of paste for 25 m2. Let the mixture stand for 5-10 minutes and then strir vigorously before applying.
* Due to the drying process of the glue, it is not recommended to apply wallpapers in rooms with low humidity and with temperatures of below 10ºC . The optimal room temperature during the application and drying process is between 18-21ºC
With a level and a ruler, mark vertical straight lines on the wall every 50cm. These lines will be where you apply the rolls of wallpaper or wall murals.
If there is a window in the wall you wish to apply the wallpaper on, we advise to start applying from the window frame and then go along the wall.
There are 2 different options for applying the glue -
1. With a brush, apply a thin layer of glue on the wall. This can be wider than the 50cm roll.
2. Starting from the center and working outwards, apply the glue onto the paper. Leave for a few minutes to dampeneping, ensuring to keep the glued bits in contact with each other (glue with glue), do this by folding the ends of the paper together.
Next, place the top end of the roll onto the wall. Brush from the center, to the sides.
Check to see if the wallpaper is aligned with the marking made on the wall previously. If not aligned, gently slide the roll across to the corret position.
Using the brush, press the wallpaper gently to remove any air bubbles. Make circular motions, starting from the top and working your way down. If you applied the glue to the wall then be careful to not get any glue on the brush.
Repeat these steps, making sure to align the edges.
If there is excess glue this can be removed wth a damp sponge or cloth.
Ensure that the wall paper or mural is flat against the entire wall.
Use the roller to smooth over the surface once more. Once the wallpaper has been applied, small bubbles may be visible. These will disapear over the next few days.
During the first few days after application it is important that the room temperaure remains constant, and remains above 10ºC. Avoid excessive heating of the room in which the wallpaper has been applied.
The Step by Step Application Process in Pictures