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.
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 email@example.com 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 area in which you would like to apply the wallpaper or photo mural. The surface must be dry, clean and free of any grease.
The wallpaper can cover small imperfections on the wall, but in the case of larger grooves or holes, we would advise that you try to smoothen them or fill them in when appropriate. Also, we would advise you to remove any residue left by previous wallpaper, before attempting to apply the new wallpaper.
Cut the wallpaper roll along the indicated line.
Unfurl the wallpaper and check that there are no errors and that the borders are correct.
Prepare the glue. If you are applying Tenstickers´ own glue, a 50g sachet should be mixed with 1 litre of cold water. Wait 15 minutes, then mix the glue one more time. After you have done this, you can apply the glue on the wall.
Use a spirit level and ruler to mark on the wall where you would like to put the wallpaper. Mark straight vertical lines (each 50cm) along where you are going to put the edges of the wallpaper.
If you want to put the wallpaper on a wall with a window we would recommend that you begin to apply it from the frame and extend it along the wall.
To prepare the surface of the wall intended for the first part of the wallpaper, apply a thin layer of glue. This can cover more space than the wallpaper will. It is not necessary to apply glue on the paper.
Unroll the wallpaper from the bottom up to avoid dirtying the patterned side of the wallpaper.
Place the upper part of the wallpaper on the wall, with the glue, and unroll it smoothly, ensuring all of the paper sticks well.
Check whether the first part of the paper is in line with the previously marked lines. If it is not, slide it smoothly into position.
With a brush, carefully smoothen the surface of the wallpaper, removing any air bubbles or inconsistencies. Move the brush in a circular motion from the centre of the wallpaper, out. Be careful not to touch glue with the brush else you may risk transferring that glue onto the pattern.
Repeat these steps for the rest of the wallpaper, making sure that all of the edges are evenly matched and aligned.
Excess glue can be removed with a soft sponge or cloth. Using a hard sponge may erode and ruin the print.
When you have finished applying all the parts and all is smooth, use a knife to remove all of the redundant parts of the wallpaper.
Ensure once again that all of the paper is aligned and that the patterns are correctly positioned. If, once you have applied the photomural, you notice that the patterns are not properly aligned, you can move one of the strips very gently to rectify the problem.
Using a paint roller, smooth the surface of the wallpaper once again. There may be some small air bubbles remaining, however they should disappear naturally within 1-3 days.
In the days after application, remember to maintain a suitable temperature (10ºC) and air flow to the room.
Do not use any device to unnaturally accelerate the drying process for the wallpaper. Please also avoid a quick and intense increase in heat, in that area.
The Step by Step Application Process in Pictures