How To Apply Wall Decals

Are you new to the world of Bugs-n-Blooms wall stickers and alphabet letters? Have you never applied one of our removable, re-positionable, easy-to-use wall decals? No worries! We’ve written this simple guide to help walk you through the application process. As our customers can tell you, after you’ve done it once, you will probably never need a guide again!  Quick Link To Wall Stickers Click To View

Directions for wall decals, nursery sayings, alphabet letters & number stickers:

Step 1 Get It Ready:

  1. Pick a spot. Bugs-n-Blooms wall decals adhere well to smooth, indoor surfaces. Recommended and NOT recommended surfaces are listed below. You want to choose a RECOMMENDED surface.
  2. Measure. You don't want to start only to find out you don't have enough room.

Step 2 Get It Clean:

  1. Bugs-n-Blooms decals like clean walls. Use a warm damp cloth to wipe down the surface and let it dry completely for at least 2-4 hours. DO NOT use soap or cleaning agents. They can make your decal stick poorly, which means it could fall down, or curl and that's just ugly.

Step 3 Get It On:

  1. Start at the top or a side of your Bugs-n-Blooms decal and carefully peel it from its backing. 
  2. Bring the decal to the wall. Lightly smooth the design from top to bottom and verify this is the desired location.
  3. If you make a mistake, gently peel the decal off the wall and reposition it, however may cause sticker to have less adhesive and may not adhere properly.
  4. Once you are sure this is the location you want your stickers, press down firmly on the stickers to ensure that the entire decal makes contact with the wall or surface, and that no air bubbles are trapped beneath the sticker.

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Directions for growth charts decals:

Step 1 Get It Ready:

  1. Pick a spot. Bugs-n-Blooms wall decals adhere well to smooth, indoor surfaces. Recommended and NOT recommended surfaces are listed below. You want to choose a RECOMMENDED surface.
  2. Measure your space. You don't want to start only to find out you don't have enough room.
  3. IMPORTANT: Make sure the growth chart is 24” (2 feet) off of the ground otherwise your measurements will be off on your child’s height.

Step 2 Get It Clean:

  1. Bugs-n-Blooms decals like clean walls. Use a warm damp cloth to wipe down the surface and let it dry completely for at least 2-4 hours. DO NOT use soap or cleaning agents. They can make your decal stick poorly, which means it could fall down, or curl and that's just ugly.

Step 3 Get It On:

  1. Start with the ‘bottom’ growth chart sticker (sheet starting with 2 feet) of your Bugs-n-Blooms Sticker. Put a small reference line on the wall at 23 inches from the floor, (this will put the 2ft line at exactly 24 inches from the floor. Carefully peel it from its backing and align the very bottom of the sticker to that mark.
  2. Bring the decal to the wall. Lightly smooth the design from top to bottom and verify this is the desired location. 
  3. If you make a mistake, gently peel the decal off the wall and reposition it, however may cause sticker to have less adhesive and may not adhere properly.
  4. Once you are sure this is the location you want your stickers, press down firmly on the sticker to ensure that the entire decal makes contact with the wall or surface, & that no air bubbles are trapped beneath the sticker.
  5. Repeat steps 1-4 above with the ‘middle’ growth chart sticker (sheet starting with 3 feet) – placing it directly above the top of the bottom sheet, do not overlap the stickers.
  6. Repeat steps 1-4 above with the ‘top’ growth chart sticker (sheet starting with 50 inches) – placing it directly above the top of the middle sheet, do not overlap the stickers.

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Recommended Surfaces:

Smooth Walls, Painted Drywall (Flat, Satin or Egg-Shell {not semi-gloss or high gloss} paints), Glass, Metal, Sanded Wood (without lacquer), Inside temperature controlled environments (low humidity locations)

NOT Recommended Surfaces:

Freshly painted walls: Wait 30 days after painting before you put up your Bugs-n-Blooms decal.  Textured Walls, Unpainted drywall, Brick, Cinder Block, Porous textured paneling, Outside or non-temperature controlled environments (high humidity locations)

Tips:

  • For best results wall paint should either be 'flat', 'satin' or 'egg shell' as other shiny paints ('semi-gloss' or 'high-gloss') may cause stickers not to adhere properly. 
  • High humidity locations or even bathrooms that receive a lot of moisture.
  • Do not use any water or wallpaper scraping tools as that will damage the letters.
  • The more you remove and reapply the greater the chances are oil from fingers and dust can gather on the back of the stickers making them stick less.
  • We recommend smooth, clean, flat non-textured surface that does not get direct sunlight and air/heater vent exposure.
  • Unfortunately due to the customization & delicate nature of the stickers, please note refunds or exchanges are not accepted for any reason as indicated on our Returns Page.

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Easy, right? If you get stuck, don’t fret: we’re always here to help. Contact Us and we’ll get you back on track as quickly as possible.

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PDF PDF version for growth charts Click To View