How to Apply Vinyl Lettering to a Wall


Vinyl lettering can bring personality and fun to an otherwise dull wall. You can apply names, sayings, dates or famous quotes in whatever font appeals to you. Children in particular seem to love having writing on their walls, especially if that writing includes their names. Vinyl lettering is a great way to create unique gifts and keepsakes for friends and families. To apply vinyl lettering, all you need is a steady hand.

  • Decide on what phrase, or names to put on your wall. Remember that vinyl lettering is a pain to remove, so be sure that you like what you will apply.

  • Measure the width and length of the area where you wish to apply the vinyl lettering. Count to determine if the statement will run as a single, double or triple line.

  • Select the exact measurement for the height of the individual letters. Adjust width after the height is decided.

  • Order your letters from a craft shop or an online store such as Ucreateasign, see website referenced below. They will arrive with a sticker backing.

  • Find the center of the wall where you wish to apply the lettering. Next, locate the center of the vinyl lettering and mark both. Take off the sticker backing from the vinyl lettering.

  • Apply the sticker to the clean and dust-free wall. Press the edges only, of the sticker down, so you can step back and make sure the letters are straight.

  • Press down and rub each letter so that it will transfer to the wall. Peel the sticker backing off making sure the letters stay put on the wall.

Tips & Warnings

  • If the vinyl lettering is going above a couch make the length of the phrase a little shorter than the piece of furniture/object. This will be more pleasing to the eye.
  • The fatter the individual letters are, the easier they will be to apply.
  • Work slowly and do not rush as this could result in jumbled letters.

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