About Vinyl Stickers
You may have had that occasion when you return home from a great sticker shopping experience, eager to adhere your newly-purchased vinyl into your car or room. But alas, it doesn’t stick! Before panicking or heading to the shop to complain, try reading this article to see why there may not be a problem with the sticker at all.
It May Not Be the Sticker’s Fault
The fault may not be in the sticker all along. Many vinyl stickers are designed to adhere stubbornly to a clean and smooth surface. The keywords here are “clean” and “smooth.” If your vinyl sticker isn’t sticking, then it may be wise to look at the surface you’re sticking it on.
Small particles like dust, dirt, grease, and fibers can prevent your sticker from adhering. That’s because they get in the way between the sticker’s adhesive side and the surface itself.
Another possible cause is the surface. Stickers are made to adhere to smooth surfaces. Surfaces with bumps, curves, and rough textures are natural enemies to any sticker. There are also kinds of paint or wallpaper that have textures that could impede the adhesion of your vinyl sticker.
Your Sticker May Need Prior Preparation
Another thing to consider is the adhesive of the vinyl sticker. While most vinyl stickers sold in shops only need to be peeled off and applied to a surface, there are also some types that need heat first to soften the adhering material. Try reading the instructions or asking the store if your sticker may actually need that in order to stick.
What Can I Do?
After reviewing the probable causes, then it’s time to do something about the problem. Clean the surface you want to stick it to, and make sure it’s nice and smooth. If the material or texture of the surface is the issue, then you may want to look for another place to apply your sticker.
What If I Want to Take It Off?
Your problem may not be sticking a sticker, but removing it. It is natural to worry if a sticker is difficult to peel off, as it can affect the surface it’s on. What more if it could peel off paint or wallpaper and ruin the surface. Again, we go back to heat. While some stickers naturally wear off after a certain amount of time, there are also some that remain stubbornly adhered to the surface. If that’s the case, you may want to soften the adhering material by washing it or softening it with heat. This can be done with just a hairdryer.
Vinyl stickers are attractive, but they can be also pesky at times when they don’t do as we expect them to. But before panicking, it is always best to take a second look at the causes and see if we can resolve the issue in as little as a minute.
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