Question: I just painted my walls. How long should I wait before applying my new decal?

First, it depends on the type of paint you use. Latex paint takes up to 30 days to cure, although we have put wall stickers on walls that have been painted for less than a week. However, according to our professional opinion, it is better to wait 30 days.

On the other hand, if you’re using oil-based paint (not common in most areas these days), you can apply vinyl graphics or decals or stickers in a week or so, as oil-based paint dries from the outside in.

When making signs with vinyl letters and logos, we always use oil based paints because they last longer. However, if you put wall stickers on the walls of your home or business, you are less likely to use oil-based paint in modern times.

So while you might install vinyl wall decals on a latex painted wall a week after painting (yes, we know it’s hard to wait!), waiting a full 30 days would be ideal.

Q: Can the wall sticker be reused after it is removed from the wall?

Wall decals may not be reusable if the vinyl used is very thin.

Using thin vinyl doesn’t mean they’re low quality, though. Note that we do not sell decals from this brand, but we will assure them that the thinner the vinyl, the better the quality. They may be using “cast” vinyl, which doesn’t shrink like “calendar” vinyl.

In most cases, if you remove the wall sticker, it stretches the material, reducing the adhesion of the stretched material.If you put it on a textured wall it will usually lift the paint spot Putting plaster on when peeling off the sticker will also reduce the vinyl’s adhesion.

Generally speaking, vinyl decals are rarely reusable. If you get removable or electrostatic decals, they can be removed and reused to some extent, although adhesion will drop after the first use.

static cling

Electrostatic decals are particularly loose over time, and the thinner the electrostatically-adsorbed material, the sooner it loses its ability to be re-applied.Use of electrostatic adsorption materials Plasticizer Maintains a soft and supple surface that can adhere to glass, acrylic or very smooth painted surfaces. Over time, the electrostatically adsorbed material loses this softness and therefore its reusability.

Repositionable Decals

on the other handrepositionable Decal adhesive is also Removability Ranging from 6 months to 3 years. Some decal materials are for interior use only, some are for both. Obviously, any decal that can be used outdoors can also be used indoors.

Last update time: June 17, 2022

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