Step 1- Samples
Purchase samples of your favourite designs & test them on your particular area to make sure the vinyl is suitable & sticks well over time. You could keep them applied for a few weeks to be certain the vinyl will work on your worktop material.
With samples you can see with each design how visible any imperfections will be. The busier the design the more it will mask any imperfections underneath.
Please keep in mind when applying vinyl to painted surfaces or varnished surfaces the vinyl may remove this upon removal.
Our standard vinyl is heat resistant up to 85 degrees & our floor & wall vinyl is heat resistant up to 110 degrees. All our vinyl is non flammable. If the vinyl gets hotter than the degrees stated the vinyl may warp & become unstuck.
Step 2 - Measuring
Once you have tested your samples, ensured the vinyl is suitable & chosen your design you will need to measure your area.
If your area is an awkward size you can request a custom size from us.
To measure - calculate the width x length in CM of each worktop (adding extra to bend around the edges) (like this image shows, one size for the red section, a 2nd size for the yellow section & so on)
We would recommend to add on a few CM's each way to make sure you have enough to work with.
Step 3- Application
When it comes to applying your vinyl the trick is to apply small amounts at a time.
We suggest peeling no more than 2/3cm back first & then sticking the vinyl into place using your squeegee, by doing this you can make sure its on straight & no creases or bubbles will appear.
Continue slowly peeling 2/3 cm of the backing paper off & sticking down with your squeegee.
When applying seperate sheets of vinyl next to eachother slightly overlap them both, over time vinyl will shrink once settled & overlapping will eliminate this happening.
Step 4- Continue applying...
Continue repeating step until worktop 1 is all stuck down.
When you get to the sink part, you will need to gradually cut away any vinyl starting from the centre of the sink until the sink shows through like these photos.
IF you experience any air bubbles forming or creases you can peel back the vinyl and re apply it with your squeegee. ( a hairdryer will be your bestfriend when it comes to removing creases & bending the vinyl )
Step 5 - Trimming
The next step for your worktop is to trim any excess vinyl off & use the hair dryer to bend the vinyl around the edges of your worktops
Simply use a sharp blade to remove any overhang not needed.
Step 6 - Patching up any smaller areas.
When it comes to applying your vinyl to any smaller areas like around the hob use cut offs from your vinyl lengths to patch up any missing areas.
(a hairdryer will help bond the vinyl to the surface underneath)
Step 7 - Sealing
When using vinyl in & around rooms with moisture it is always best to seal any edges & seams!
Most silicone is removable along with our vinyl so this still works great if you rent!
Simply use your sealant down all the joins / corners in the walls, around the sink etc.
This will ensure your vinyl stays put for longer & eliminates the risk of any water/steam getting underneath your vinyl.