When we were installing the vinyl signage on my last post, I observed a sign on the inside of an unused set of doors that had seen better days. In fact, it was so weathered that the tape was beginning to turn loose.
I was inspired to remake the sign in outdoor vinyl. I did with these results:
This sign didn’t require a ladder for installation, so I installed it the next day myself with great results. Just like in my previous post I cleaned the window before applying the vinyl. It wasn’t possible to use the hinged method because of the complexity of the design, so I used these steps:
- I completely masked the design and with small pieces of tape placed it on the door where I wanted it.
- At approximately halfway, horizontally, I placed a piece of blue painter’s tape vertically on the design so that it extended beyond the design on the top and bottom, securely holding the placement of the design.
- Next, I loosely folded the right side of the design back on the left side, separated the backing from the vinyl, and with my scissors cut away the backing.
- With the backing removed, I used my squeegee to apply the vinyl to the window, working from the center taped line out to the edges.
- When the right side was securely adhered to the glass, I loosely folded the left side back on the right side and removed the backing. In addition to removing the backing, I removed the piece of blue tape that had been placed vertically to hold placement of the design so that I had access to where the seal ended on the right side of the design.
- It was now time to use my squeegee to apply the left side of the vinyl design to the door, working from the center out to the edges.
- Finally, I removed all the masking and gave the design a final once over with a squeegee enclosed in a soft casing.
As a thank you for helping me, I made Noel some chocolate chip cookies, which I knew were his favorite. When trying to decide what to put them in, I decided on an aluminum container with a lid. The lid provided the perfect format for my vinyl greeting. In addition, it was accompanied with a gift card in one of my Thank You gift enclosures previously posted.
Once again, I used my 15″ KNK Maxx