How To Remove Vinyl Lettering: DIY Tips And When To Go Pro
You enjoyed your vinyl lettering for quite a long time. Now the situation is that you want to remove it as a result of the fact that currently, the vinyl lettering is looking old, tired or worn. Or you want to portray a new message or information with some new vinyl lettering. That means that you need to be able to efficiently remove the vinyl lettering from the surface. Therefore, for your benefit, we here at Image Signs of McKinney will provide you with some insightful tips that will help you to be successful in the removal of your vinyl lettering. Also, we will provide some tips regarding when you should seek help from the professionals of our sign shop for the removal of the vinyl lettering.
1 – Use A Plastic Chisel To Lift Up An Edge.
You will need to use a plastic chisel in order to lift up an edge of the vinyl lettering. You need to do this, since you will need to be able to have access to an edge to grab onto. Be sure to keep the plastic chisel in an angled position when you are in the process of trying to lift the edge of the vinyl lettering. This makes it easier and quicker to lift the edge of the vinyl lettering and this also helps to reduce the risk of damage to surfaces, such as drywall that is painted.
2 – Peel The Vinyl Slowly Away From The Surface.
When you have been able to lift up a decent amount of the edge of the vinyl with the usage of a plastic chisel, it is time to grab the vinyl simply with your fingers or you can also opt to use tweezers to grab the vinyl. Apply even pressure and in a slow motion peel the vinyl away from the surface. In such a case that you are removing the vinyl lettering that is on a surface that is softer, such as drywall that is painted, you may desire to add some extra pressure against the wall that surrounds the vinyl during the process of removing the vinyl in an effort to grant extra support. This may aid in the prevention of the paint peeling from the wall during the process of removing the vinyl lettering.
3 – Apply Heat If The Vinyl Is Hard To Remove.
Though vinyl letters can come off without the application of heat, there are times that some heat may be beneficial. If the vinyl letters are stubborn and will not easily peel back, you can opt to use some heat from a hair dryer or a heat gun. You should allow the vinyl lettering to have enough access to the heat, so that the vinyl lettering will become warm. This will then result in the lettering becoming a bit malleable. This then will cause the adhesive of the vinyl lettering to begin to loosen, which will result in making the removal of the vinyl letters a much simpler and faster task.
4 – Be Sure To Clean Away Any Residue That Is Left Behind.
There are many different types of adhesives that are applied to vinyl letters. This will impact whether there will be the presence of any residue of adhesive that is left behind on the surface once the adhesive letters have been removed. You can try to apply friction to the residue to remove it. You can use the plastic chisel to do this. If this is not sufficient, you can wash the surface with water that is warm and soapy. In really stubborn cases, you may need a solvent that is specifically designed for the removal of residue that is left behind by adhesive.
When To Seek Help From The Professionals
♦ You Should Hire The Professionals Of Our Sign Shop If The Vinyl Sticks To The Window No Matter What You Try To Do.
You need the vinyl lettering gone to make room for your new vinyl lettering. But if you cannot get it removed yourself even if you have really tried, then it is definitely time to seek help from the professionals of our sign shop here at Image Signs of McKinney. We have the expertise to remove the vinyl lettering for you.
♦ You Should Hire The Professionals Of Our Sign Shop If You Still Cannot Get Rid Of The Stickiness From The Adhesive.
If there is some stickiness left on the surface after you have removed the vinyl lettering and after you have tried to remove the stickiness that was left behind by the adhesive, then you should certainly rely on the professionals of our sign shop. We here at Image Signs of McKinney would indeed be pleased to ensure that all of the stickiness is removed from the surface. We know that many customers want to get some new vinyl lettering for their surfaces, so we always make sure that the surfaces are cleaned well before installing the new vinyl lettering on behalf of our customers. This means that no stickiness is left behind from the adhesive of old vinyl lettering.
♦ You Should Hire The Professionals Of Our Sign Shop If You Are Dreading Doing The Job.
If you have never done the removal of vinyl lettering before and are dreading the job right from the start, then you really should rely on the professionals of our sign shop here at Image Signs of McKinney. It is never fun doing a job that you are dreading if you have no experience doing the job. On the other hand, when you have our experts remove the vinyl lettering on your behalf, you can have the peace of mind that you will not have to endure any hassles and that the job will be done with real expertise by our dedicated professionals.
If you need help with the removal of vinyl letters or the residue that is left behind, please contact us. The professionals of our sign shop are well equipped to help you out. Or if you are looking for some new vinyl lettering for your business, we here at Image Signs of McKinney would be pleased to create top-quality vinyl lettering for you with real expertise.