Simple Installation with No Professional Help Required
The following installation instructions will help you with a quick and easy installation of your custom backlit decal. Instructions will also be included with your order, and you are free to refer to this page . If you are installing a large decal we recommend having at least one other person assist you.
Before you begin to install your custom backlit decal, we recommend gathering the following supplies to help with the process:
- Spray Bottle
- Paper Towels
- Application Squeegee (available for purchase with order)
- Window Squeegee
Begin by thoroughly cleaning the light box panel, acrylic or glass surface you intend to use for your backlit decal—any household window cleaner will work. After cleaning, use a window squeegee to remove excess water or allow appropriate time for the window to air dry.
Create a decal application solution by combining 3 drops of dish soap or detergent (not hand soap) per 1 gallon of water and place into a spray bottle.
Lay your backlit decal face down on a flat, smooth surface and carefully begin to remove the back liner.
As you are removing the backing, generously apply the application solution to the back of the decal. Next, spray a generous amount of application solution to the desired surface, making sure both the adhesive side of the decal and the panel surface are now sufficiently wet. Do not submerge the decal into water in an attempt to soak the adhesive side.
You can now apply your backlit decal to the desired window or glass surface. The application solution will allow the decal to slip and move once it is on the light box panel or window. Use this to your advantage by sliding the decal into the final position you would like it to be.
Once the backlit decal is in its final position, place the removed backing over the face of your decal and use the application squeegee to remove air bubbles/application solution from under the decal. When doing so, start in the center of the decal and press firmly to the right or left edge. Continue this process until you have ran the squeegee over the entire surface of the backlit decal.
Use paper towels to clean the edges of the backlit decal and around the light box or window. This will help remove excess water from the edges of the decal. It may take several days for the adhesive to fully dry and bind to the panel or backlit surface.