Wall Art Using Oracal Vinyl Decals
Vinyl wall decals/stickers can be seen at all home good stores, found on Etsy, and are becoming a regular interior designing tool. They are easy to apply and come in matte finishes so they look like they are hand painted. They're easy to switch out and not to mention super cute. Some vinyl decals are sold as one big vinyl sticker, while some companies sell lots of smaller stickers that can be applied in lots of different ways.
Here's some of the decals that we have been loving lately:
We decided to add vinyl decals to our son's nursery. We used the Oracal 631 matte series vinyl. The Oracal 631 series is a 3-year film; it removes cleanly and easily for up to 2 years after application. It's an ideal choice for short-to medium-term indoor graphics; great for tradeshows, wall graphics, museum displays, and exhibitions. The matte surface suppresses unwanted reflections and is available in 64 colors.
We designed our son's decals in Adobe Illustrator with eight different sized rectangles. We put the rectangles in no particular pattern, so it didn't look too uniformed. We used 24" material and made the design 22 1/2 inches wide, so we could cut it on the Graphtec ce-6000 24" vinyl cutter. After we cut the vinyl we weeded the unwanted vinyl and applied R-tapes 4050rla Medium Tack application tape.
With the Oracal 631 series a medium tack application tape will make your life a little easier even though you can get away with the high tack application tape if thats what you had. Next we placed the graphic on the wall, and taped the middle of the graphic so we could pull the backing off the vinyl and place it on the wall. After you get the top half of the graphic on the wall, remove the tape in the middle and slowly lay the bottom half of the graphic on the wall. Once you squeegee the graphic with a vinyl applicator start peeling off the application tape slowly making sure the graphic is releasing form the application tape and onto the wall. We repeated this process until the accent wall was fully covered.
If you have questions about this project, products used or the technique give one of our 4 McLogan locations a call. We would be happy to help with your next project!!!