How to Hang a Fathead

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Fatheads are durable vinyl, fade-resistant graphics of athletes, celebrities and action figures. While Fatheads are easy to install, remove and reinstall as needed, there are a few things to remember before installing your Fathead wall graphic. It's important to start with a clean, flat, interior surface and be wary of the Fathead sticking to itself.

Things You'll Need

  • Squeegee or roller
  • Lint-free cloth
  • Unroll your Fathead. Allow some time for your Fathead decal to flatten out before installing it.

  • Gently wipe the decal with a damp, lint-free cloth to remove dust and particles from the surface.

  • Peel the backing from the Fathead slowly, from the top edge to the bottom edge.

  • Place one corner of the decal on a clean, dry wall and press it using light hand pressure. Slowly apply the rest of the Fathead to the wall, smoothing as you go.

  • Smooth out any bubbles in your Fathead using a squeegee or roller, moving from the center outward. New Fatheads come with a roller.

Tips & Warnings

  • When installing a large Fathead, it's best to complete the installation with the help of another person.
  • Measure the surface before you start to ensure your fathead will fit and to align the placement.
  • If your Fathead decal comes in two parts, install the bottom half first.
  • Save the protective backing. You can reuse it if you decide to relocate the Fathead.
  • Don't put your Fathead on a freshly painted wall. Allow 30 days for the paint to cure.

References

  • Photo Credit Hemera Technologies/PhotoObjects.net/Getty Images
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