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Wet Installation Instructions for Vinyl Overlays

 Installing vinyl graphic
overlays with a soapy water mix is a common method to achieve a smooth and
bubble-free application. Follow these step-by-step instructions to ensure a
successful installation:


Materials Needed:


1.Prepare the Surface:

that the surface where you'll be applying the vinyl overlay is clean, smooth,
and free of any dust, wax, or debris.

needed, clean the surface with a mild detergent and water, and allow it to dry


2.Measure and

and mark the desired placement of the vinyl graphic using a measuring tape or

painter's tape to create guidelines or markers on the surface if it helps with


3.Prepare the Soapy
Water Solution:

•Mix a
few drops of dish soap with water in a spray bottle. This will be used to wet
the surface and the adhesive side of the vinyl, making it easier to slide and


4.Wet the Surface:

mist the soapy water solution onto the surface where the vinyl graphic will be
applied. Ensure the entire area is covered.


5.Peel and Position
the Vinyl:

the backing off the vinyl graphic, exposing the adhesive side.

the adhesive side with the soapy water solution to prevent it from sticking

position the vinyl graphic on the wet surface, aligning it with the marks or
guidelines you created.


6.Smooth Out Bubbles:

•Use a
squeegee or a soft, flexible tool to gently smooth out the vinyl from the
center to the edges. Start from the center and work your way outward to push
out any air bubbles and excess water.


7.Adjust and

needed, you can still adjust and re-position the vinyl while it's wet. The
soapy water mix allows for easy sliding.


8.Remove Excess Water:

using the squeegee to remove any excess water and air bubbles, ensuring the
vinyl adheres securely to the surface.


9.Final Inspection:

the vinyl is in place, inspect the entire graphic for any remaining bubbles or
imperfections. If you find any, gently lift the vinyl and re-smooth that area.


10.Let it Dry:

the vinyl graphic to dry completely. This may take a few hours, depending on
the ambient temperature and humidity.

these steps should help you achieve a clean and professional-looking
installation of vinyl graphic overlays with a soapy water mix.