How to Store Vinyl Decals

Our vinyl decal storage guide shows you how to save vinyl wall decals. Wall decals are excellent for rental properties where there are few choices for wall decor or if you want to transform the appearance of a room instantly. They’re also a great tool for turning a wall in your shop into an advert for your business. 

Our vinyl decals are affordable, durable, and easy to apply to a wall or window and add a splash of color.

They come in a number of styles and are quite simple to stick on the walls. One of the most attractive features is that you can quickly remove them from the walls so you can alter the design whenever you like.

What this article covers:

Storing Vinyl Decals

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Moving decals from one area to the next is common. For kids’ wall decals, this is especially true. Additionally, there are festive decals that you can remove and reuse year after year for when the season’s right. Below are some steps to follow for those who want to know how to store window decals.

Peel them off the walls one corner at a time, being careful not to damage them. After that, put them on a sheet of wax paper and roll it up. Put them in a Ziploc bag and store them there until you need to use them again. Thanks to this, they will be more protected, and the glue won’t dry out.

Then, just put them on the new wall when you want to install the vinyl wall art again. Grab a child’s glue stick if it appears that they are starting to peel off a tiny bit. Just enough adhesive should be present for the decal to adhere to the wall as a result. 

As long as you know how to treat decals properly from the start, applying, storing, and recycling them for kids, or anybody else, is simple.

To properly preserve your vinyl, a controlled and appropriate storage temperature must be established.

The release liners in the vinyl can become harmed by prolonged exposure to humidity or by coming into touch with water. In turn, this makes the vinyl wavy on the edges and challenging to handle when you need to use it again.

How to Apply Polycrylic Over Vinyl Decals

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Craft items, particularly those made from vinyl, can be sealed in three different methods. This includes spray sealants, such as epoxy, dishwasher-safe Mod Podge, and polyurethane or polycrylic over vinyl decals.

Paint a layer of polyurethane gloss over the board with a fine-bristled soft brush if you used permanent vinyl decals and if you don’t intend on moving it later. After applying one application, allow it to dry for 24 hours or as instructed. 

Include a second coat if necessary. Give the decal a quick scrub with high-grit sandpaper to give the sealant a rough surface to stick to. Don’t scrub too hard to avoid damaging the decal 

Custom Die Cut Vinyl Decals

Custom die-cut vinyl decals may be precisely cut to any required form and printed with your design parameters. Once the vinyl is installed, there won’t be any backdrop, bleed, or filler area. 

Negative space is made possible by the background, which serves as the surface on which the sticker will be applied. Consequently, it’s ideal for lettering, numbering, or any type of detailed shape or contour cut decal.

Our custom vinyl wall decals work well for clutter-free designs with contour cuts. These vinyl stickers, which are made from the best 3M, Arlon, or Oracle materials, are excellent for branding, quotes, window lettering, and other uses. Pre-spaced designs and simple installation ensure stunning, expert visual displays for your company.

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Other Vinyl Considerations

Dealing with Wrinkles in Vinyl Decals

For those wondering how to get wrinkles out of vinyl decals, you can use a hairdryer, a heat gun, or a portable steamer. 

Direct heat can be used to gently smooth out creases in your vinyl decals if there isn’t any available natural heat. It’s important to note that in using high heat, you need to be extra cautious. Excessive heat can warp or even entirely destroy your decal.

Vinyl Decal Bubbling

Dealing with vinyl decal bubbling is pretty simple. 

No matter how carefully a vinyl decal is put in, bubbles can still develop in the days, weeks, or even years that follow. This is because a bubble forms when moist air rises from below and becomes trapped beneath the surface. Fortunately, it can be quickly fixed.

The best approach is to carefully follow application guidelines since this is where bubbles most frequently form. If you’ve gone through all the right installation steps and still get bubbles, gently heat the vinyl and squeeze down firmly with something rigid and straight, like a credit card or ruler.

The heat will soften the decal just enough to allow you to push the air pockets out without lifting the decal and causing it to peel off.

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Final Thought

The way you store your vinyl frequently determines whether you can repurpose it or whether you have to throw it away out of irritation because it’s damaged.

By taking care of your vinyl decal, from the beginning stages of storage, all the way through application and maintenance, you’ll keep your decals looking brand new for years.

The last thing you want is something that looks tacky and faded making your shop or room look like it was done by an amateur, and the amount of work necessary to keep everything professional is minimal. It’s well worth your while to take the proper care during storage to save you a headache in the long run.

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