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How to apply tile stickers

Tile stickers can be a great way to spruce up your bathroom or kitchen and give them a unique and interesting look at a very affordable price. The choice of tile decals and wall transfers is huge and there are a variety of places to purchase them. It is important to apply these stickers correctly to ensure a professional finish. This article provides a guide to applying tile stickers.

Preparation steps

If you are starting a new project or you are undertaking a renovation of your bathroom or kitchen walls, then the first thing you will need to do is to learn how to tile a kitchen or bathroom. There are many places to learn this and there are plenty of online tutorials to help you to learn. The tile transfers need to be applied to a clean, dry surface that is free from dust and grease. Selection Selection of the tile stickers is very important and the stickers as well as matching personal taste must be the correct size to match up with the tile panels. This is to ensure that the sticker does not extend past the edge of the individual tile on which it is going to be placed as this will allow water to get underneath it. This will result in the sticker lifting and flaking off over time. Very large transfers can be used on a plastic wall as there are no joints for the water to get under.

Application of stickers

Once the area has been correctly prepared and cleaned and the sticker selected, it is time to apply it. Take the time to ensure that you are happy with the location of the sticker as it may not be possible to move it once it has been applied. Peel back one corner of the backing and line it up in the correct position on the tile. Press it down and slowly peel back the rest of the backing as you stick down the vinyl. It is usually easiest to do this from the top of the sticker down as it naturally falls into position. Once the whole sticker has been placed down, it is a good idea to get a smooth flat surface such as a grouting tool and rub across the sticker from the centre outwards. This is done to remove any small air pockets.

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