Decals

Thanks for purchasing one of our vinyl decals! You’re amazing. You probably smell good, too.

Your decal is made of weather-resistant vinyl and should last a very long time. You can put your decal on lots of stuff, like a window, your car, a reusable water bottle, laptop, phone… pretty much anything non-porous and fur-free.

Here are the handy instructions for applying them:

You will need:

  • Scotch or masking tape
  • Rag
  • Water (spray bottle is easiest)
  • Flat plastic squeegee or credit card

Step 1

Make sure the area where you want the decal is clean and smooth. Try using just water if you can. Window cleaners or other chemicals may prevent the decal from sticking.

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Step 2

Place the decal where you want it. Tape the top of the decal at the edges so it stays in place.

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Step 3

Spray a little bit of water on the surface where you’re putting the decal. This makes it easier to place the decal by temporarily making it less sticky. You’ll be glad you did this. If you’re putting it on your laptop, you can just moisten it a little without spraying water everywhere.

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Step 4

Peel off the paper backing from the decal. Tip: if some of the paper sticks a little bit, you can carefully scrape it off the sticky parts with your fingernail before applying.

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Step 5

Lower the decal onto the surface you’re applying it to (make sure it’s wet). Using a squeegee or credit card (a debit card is fine and no, you don’t need the PIN), press out any bubbles and excess water. Tip: once it’s down, squeegee from the center out.

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Step 6

It can be helpful to spray water on top of the transfer paper and squeegee it some more. Then let it sit for a few minutes, allowing the water to dry and the decal to stick.

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Step 7

Slowly peel the transfer paper off the decal. Pull straight back along the decal, rather than pulling away from the surface. Tip: if the decal comes up, press it back on and let it sit a little longer.

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Step 8

You’re done! Wipe up any excess water and enjoy your decal.

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P.S. You can totally do this without tape or water or a credit card if you’re like, trapped in a jungle somewhere and don’t have those things. But…wait. What are you putting the sticker on in a jungle? And…why? I really don’t understand people sometimes.

Questions? Email sparky@sparkyfirepants.com