10 simple steps to remove vinyl

  1. NEVER USE A KNIFE – OR ANY OTHER SHARP OBJECT – TO REMOVE VINYL!!
  2. Use a hair dryer – or a heat gun if you have one – to warm the area to be stripped of vinyl. Hot sunshine will also do the trick.
  3. Work on a small area at a time, about the size of your spread out hand.
  4. Use your fingernails to peel off vinyl by lifting an edge and gently working the warmed vinyl away from the surface.
  5. If the vinyl becomes too cold it will crack; simply re-heat with your hair dryer and start again.
  6. Test methylated spirits or turpentine on a small surface area before continuing with the following steps.
  7. Remove the remaining adhesive with methylated spirits, using turpentine if adhesive is stubborn.
  8. Remove excess turps with methylated spirits.
  9. DON’T USE THINNERS ON PAINT!
  10. Call Wanaka Signs for your new, digitally printed graphic to go onto your freshly prepared surface and watch this space for handy hints on application!
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About wanakasigns

Owner - with my husband Sean - of Wanaka Signs. Living in Wanaka since 2004. Mother of three home schooled boys. Love the outdoors here in Central Otago.
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