FAQS About Vinyl

What type of lettering is this?

These are pre-pasted, pre-spaced, individually cut letters that press on your wall or any flat surface. These are not decals with clear film around the letters. The letters arrive on a sheet of paper which adheres to your wall. After pressing the sheet to your wall, you pull it back and only the lettering remains. They don’t fade or crack, and can easily be washed.

What is vinyl lettering?
It is a self-adhesive lettering which is easy and ready to apply. It comes pre-spaced with words or quotes. You will peel off the backing and place the lettering where you would enjoy the quote the most, then proceed to rub over lettering smoothing out any air bubbles.

Where can you put vinyl lettering?
You can apply lettering to about anything that does not have an oily surface. Examples: walls, windows, mirrors, glass, magnet boards, painted wood, plastic, boats, cars, trucks, office windows and almost any other smooth surface.

How does it come off?
You can remove your quote by using a flat edge razor blade, if lettering is on mirrors or glass, you can use a blow dryer on a low setting to warm the letters and they should come off easily. Any residue can be removed with a little scrubbing with Windex.  Vinyl is not reusable.

What if I don’t like the quote when I receive it?
If you are not happy with your order, please contact us within 5 days and we will work with you on your order. If you have any questions regarding colors or fonts, please e-mail us your name, address and the colors you wish to see and we will send them to you.

Can I clean around the quote?
Yes, We recommend cleaning your wall with a damp cloth. To clean window and mirrors a cleaner or squeegee is appropriate.

What are my payment options?
You can purchase by credit card and PayPal

How long does it take for an order to process?
Your order is shipped no later than 5 business days from the date of your order if you pay by credit card or PayPal.

What if I don’t know what size letters to order?
That’s not a problem. Simply give us the overall size of the sign area and we will fit the lettering to the area. You will get an email with the proof design to see.

Do the letters go inside or outside Glass?
Normally, the letters go on the outside of the glass to maintain visibility even when there is glare on the window. If you prefer the lettering go on the inside to be read outside, please specify that the letters are to be REVERSE CUT.

What about Color Matching?
Our solid vinyl is available in certain colors only therefore we cannot guarantee matching pantone process colors or your vehicle. Like TV sets at the appliance store each computer monitor may show our color chart differently. If the exact shade of the color is critical, please email us with your name and address and we will mail you an actual color chart.

Can you cut Graphics and Logos as well as Lettering?

We can cut most anything you can imagine. Although our artistic talent is limited, we can use clip art and artwork from computer files and faxes to create eye catching signs for you. We have most national logos already in our computer. Just ask!

How long will the Vinyl Letters last?

Vinyl lettering has almost completely replaced sign painting because of its durability. Vinyl letters have been tested against fading and peeling for years. We use 2 grades of material. The most common is 3-5-year vinyl which will perform well under most circumstances. If your work demands greater durability, choose the more expensive 8-year vinyl (recommended for glass storefronts, boats and vehicle lettering). No special care is required once installed.

Vinyl Letter Application Instructions

With a little care, application of pre-spaced vinyl letters is really quite easy. When working outdoors, try to find an area out of bright sun light and avoid working in wind. Vinyl letters should endure well on any smooth non-porous surface. Glass, vehicles, smooth painted wood, plastic and painted metal are all excellent surfaces for vinyl letters.

STEP 1 – Clean the Surface
Using a strong cleaner which will not harm the sign surface, wipe the entire area and beyond. Wipe the area again with a very mild detergent or just plain water to remove any residue. Wipe the surface dry with a lint-free cloth.

STEP 2 – Align the Vinyl Lettering
Place masking tape along the top edge of the sheet. With the backing paper and application tape still attached, position the vinyl lettering so that it is properly
aligned and level.

STEP 3 – Tape the Graphics in Place
Using the squeegee, stick the masking tape to the sign surface to hold it in place. Use care to make sure the sheet with letters is not wrinkled.

STEP 4 – Cut Long Sheets to Size (optional)
Lettering which is too long to handle easily can be cut vertically with scissors between letters or words. Cut through the Application Tape and Backing Paper,
leaving each piece of the sheet attached to the surface with the masking tape.

STEP 5 – Remove Backing Paper
Flip the sheet up using care not to peel the masking tape away. Remove the wax coated backing paper by slowly peeling it away. Be sure the vinyl letters remain on the application tape.

STEP 6 – Apply Vinyl Letters
Starting at the top edge, firmly slide the squeegee side to side to seal the letters to the surface. Slowly work your way to the bottom of the sign. Do not let the letters touch the sign surface until the squeegee passes over the area.

STEP 7 – Remove Application Tape
Slowly peel away application tape at a slight angle, making sure that all letters are sticking properly. Use a credit card or something smooth and hard to run it on to the wall. Air bubbles can be removed by cutting a small slice in the letter and working air out.

Once the backing paper has been peeled off, DO NOT let the transfer tape touch anything but the final surface. Tape your words in place on the wall before you begin the application process to see how they will look once applied. This will give you an idea of how it will look once it is applied. Let It Stick products can be used on walls, mirrors, doors, refrigerators, windows, shelves, cars, lockers, books, anything with a smooth surface etc.

Vinyl Lettering can be stacked in rows, arched, set in straight lines, cut and arranged around doorways, light switches, and more.

To remove lettering, warm up the vinyl using a hair dryer on a low setting. Peel back the warmed vinyl being careful not to rip or peel too quickly. Lettering cannot be used again. Lettering should not remove paint of wall.