Vinyl stickers are an excellent choice for decorations. Whether you’re using it for your car, your room walls, or any other of your belongings. However, there might be times you need to remove your decoration stickers. Perhaps because you are moving to another place, or just simply because you want to replace them with new ones.
Since vinyl stickers are made out of durable materials, some people might not know whether they are removable or not, and how to properly remove them. This article is going to answer those questions for you.
What are Vinyl Stickers?
Vinyl stickers are also known as wall decals, tattoos, or wall stickers. It is made of high durable vinyl. Unlike paper stickers, vinyl stickers are much stronger and cannot be torn off easily. Vinyl stickers are popular because they’re protected from fading, easy to clean and maintain, perfect for outdoor conditions, and ideal for long term usage.
Most people prefer vinyl for their durability and customisation options. Recently, showcasing through vinyl sticker printing has turned out to be tremendously famous.
Are Vinyl Stickers Removable?
The simple answer is yes. All vinyl graphic products are removable–-even those with a “permanent” label on it. The main issue is how difficult it is to remove, and whether it would damage the surface you’ve stuck it on. This usually depends on the size of the vinyl sticker, and the kind of surface you’re removing it from.
Typically, most vinyl stickers come off pretty easily, as long as you’re using the correct tool. In some cases, you might leave behind some sticky residue on the surface. However, these residues should come off easily by utilising a mild cleaner. or by gently scraping it off with a sharp edge.
How To Remove Vinyl Stickers
There are plenty of methods to remove vinyl stickers. As mentioned above, each type of surface will need different treatment in order to prevent damage to the surface itself. Here are some tips to remove vinyl stickers from various surfaces.
1. Removing vinyl stickers from walls
The most ideal method to remove vinyl stickers from your wall is by applying heat. You can do this by using a heat gun or a hairdryer.
First, you need to direct the heat towards the edge of the vinyl sticker. Once the sticker is heated, gently lift it off starting from the edge. As you pull the sticker away from the wall, start heating the remaining surface of the sticker. Repeat this process until all parts of the vinyl sticker can be pulled away easily.
The most important part to note is not to rush pulling it off. Gently apply the heat and pull very slowly.
When removing vinyl stickers from walls, there’s a risk of pulling off the paint along with your sticker, depending on the quality of the previous paint job. If it does happen, you might need to reapply paint to your wall.
2. Removing vinyl stickers from car glass or body
The main objective of removing vinyl stickers from your car is to not damage your car paint or glass.
First, you need to clean every dirt and debris around your vinyl sticker, since they might scratch your car’s paint when left uncleaned. Clean them with sponge and soap water. Warm water is preferable. Afterwards, dry it with a cloth or microfiber wipe.
Next, just like with wall sticker removal, use a heat gun or a hairdryer to apply heat on the stickers. If you don’t have either, you can also pour boiling water repeatedly on the sticker. After that, just pull carefully while repeating the heating process.
After removing the sticker successfully, you can clean off the adhesive residue with distilled vinegar or other glue removal product. Then clean it again with soapy water and dry it. After that, it is recommended that you apply car wax to protect the car paint.
And that’s the gist of it! Now you can remove and reuse your vinyl stickers anywhere you want. If you’re looking to replace them with new custom vinyl stickers, Pisti Prints digital printing is the ideal solution for you.