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How to use Supernice vinyl

Where can I use Supernice vinyl? How do I apply it? Is it removable? Which tools do I need? These are just some of the questions we get asked. We'll answer them all plus more in this guide. We'll cover three main topics:

1. Where you can use our vinyl
2. How to apply vinyl
3. How to remove vinyl

Let's get started!

1. Where can I use Supernice vinyl?

You can use our vinyl on pretty much any surface. Most flat, smooth surfaces are suitable (any rough surfaces should be sanded first).

If applying on walls or painted surfaces, depending on the paint quality/age and surface texture, the vinyl adhesive may strip the paint upon removal.

Please keep this in mind as Supernice does not warrant any damage to walls or other surfaces resulting from the removal of our vinyl products. Like any product application, it's always best trying it on a discreet area first, to ensure any coating such as paint or varnish is not removed with it.

You can use our vinyl on:

Furniture. Cabinets, dressers, table tops, TV units, benches, shelves, you name it

Kitchen. Worktops, tiles, cupboards, backsplashes, appliances

Bathroom. Tiles, bath panels, backsplashes

Walls. Decorate walls without the paste. Please see our disclaimer above

Misc.Stairs, fire places, skateboards, guitars, the list goes on.

About our designs

All our designs are seamless and printed at high quality 300 DPI. We use a specialist architectural vinyl that is scuff-resistant and extremely durable. Whichever design you go for, the vinyl features 100% opacity and will completely cover whatever's underneath.

About our samples

Our samples are made to be printed at home on standard US letter size paper to help you visualize the design on your project. 

Looking for car/bike/boat wraps? Get in touch, we can apply our designs onto specialist 3M or Avery Dennison vinyl specifically designed for this use.

2. How to apply vinyl

Tools required: 

- Measuring tape
- Scissors or craft knife
- Rubber squeegee or any soft tool

1. Measuring 

As a first step, ensure you measure the surface you'll be covering to ensure you order the correct amount of vinyl. 

Please note: Due to the printing process, we cannot guarantee a color match if ordered in a different batch. Please make sure you order enough for your project to avoid future color mismatch.

2. Cut the vinyl to size

Line up the vinyl to the surface you will be applying it to, then cut using scissors or a craft knife. Allow a small excess which can be trimmed on completion rather than leaving yourself too short. Alternatively, measure out your design on the back of the vinyl and simply it cut it to size.

3. Clean the surface

For the best outcome, ensure that the surface to which you are applying the vinyl is clean and free from dirt or dust. You do not want the surface to be damp so ensure it has fully dried before you start the application process.

Painted Surfaces
If you're applying vinyl onto a painted surface, make sure the paint has been allowed to settle. Paint can be dry on the surface but can take, certainly in cold weather, a number of weeks to completely dry and set. Certain paint manufacturers include additives to paint that stops anything sticking to it and this will include our vinyl. This includes paint that's advertised as anti-stain or wash and wear etc. Depending on the paint quality/age and surface texture, the vinyl adhesive may strip the paint upon removal - please see our note above.

Rough Surfaces
Supernice vinyl is best applied to smooth, flat surfaces. Any rough surfaces should be sanded first.

4. Prepare the room and vinyl

For best results, we recommend the following best practises when applying vinyl.

Vinyl Temperature 
Adhesive works best when slightly warm, so make sure that your vinyl is unrolled and allowed to come to room temperature if for example it has just been delivered, or left in storage for some time.

Room Temperature 
Similarly, we recommend your room isn't cold but a comfortable room temperature. If you're applying your vinyl to a wall, make sure it's not too cold or it won't adhere properly. 

5. Apply the vinyl

Now the fun part. Starting with one corner, peel off a little bit of the vinyl and use the sticky edge to line it up with the surface edge.

Once you have the edge down, slowly remove more of the backing, and using a squeegee or any other soft tool (nothing sharp that might scratch the surface) smooth out the vinyl as you go, this will ensure there are no bubbles. Repeat the process, each time removing a little more of the backing, smoothing out as you go. Take your time with this part to prevent air bubbles from forming. Continue until all the vinyl is stuck down.

Once you have applied the vinyl, if you need to trim the excess then we recommend doing this with a craft knife.

Top tip: 
If you mess up any part of the process, our vinyl is flexible enough so you can simply peel it off and start again!

And you're done!
Congratulate yourself on a job well done and maybe down a vino.

3. How to remove vinyl

Removing your vinyl is really simple! 

To remove vinyl, just peel off one of the corners until you're able to get a whole edge free. Proceed to peel off the rest. While our vinyl is generally safe on walls and painted surfaces, you need to make sure that you don't pull too hard or too quickly as this may remove paint/varnish underneath (please see our disclaimer about applying vinyl to walls and other painted surfaces). With surfaces like worktops, glass and tiles, you can be a little firmer with it.

When you've peeled off the vinyl, there may be a small amount of the adhesive left on the surface. A damp sponge with some soap will take this straight off and leave your surfaces exactly as they were. 

I hope that helps make your next project a success. We're looking to add some video tutorials here soon. If you'd like to help us by making some videos in exchange for free vinyl, get in touch!

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