Think of the possibilities for a removable and re-usable Wall Mural material! The Photo Tex™ material is printed in full digital colour and can be easily removed, stored and the used again and again! You can change your business promotion or bedroom graphic as often as you like - and you can install it yourself!
Most wall mural vinyls have a permanent adhesive and need to be installed by a professional installer - to avoid bubbles and creases. The Photo Tex™ material has a removable adhesive and has been specially designed to be simple to install - so you can do it yourself instead of paying big money for professionals to install it. The lightly textured material gives the mural a beautiful matt finish and allows the bubbles and creases to be easily smoothed out with your finger. And one of the best things about it? If you have any problems during installation, you can just remove it and start all over again.
How do you self-install the Photo Tex™ Wall Mural?
Here are some suggestions to help with your installation of the Photo Tex™ material:
Step 1: Choose almost anywhere to display your promotions!
The Photo Tex™ material should be applied to a smooth, dry and clean surface. The most traditional places include any wall, door or window. When placing your Photo Tex™ on a standard painted wall, make sure the wall has been previously primed prior to painting (otherwise the paint or adhesive may come off). For newly painted surfaces, make sure you allow 30 days for out gassing of the paint to preventing bubbling. Wash and wear and teflon paints may not provide adequate adhesion for the Photo Tex™ material so you may want to test it first for a couple of days. Avoid placement above fireplaces. For larger areas you can overlap the material up to 20mm or butt it (as the material does not shrink or curl).
Step 2: Clean it before you stick it
Use a warm, damp cloth or sponge to clean the wall surface or window and allow it to completely dry. Make sure all previous cleaning solutions are completely gone. You can remove and replace the Photo Tex™ multiple times however, as soon as it is removed it should be stuck down to the original backing paper so the adhesive side of the material is not exposed to dust or dirt. Once the adhesive collects too much dust, dirt or fibers it will become less effective and the Photo Tex™ may not stick as well to your surface.
Step 3: Peel and stick it
Depending on the size of your Photo Tex™, it may be helpful to have two people to install it. Try not to let the adhesive come together, or let the Photo Tex™ fold up against itself. If it does stick to itself, you can separate it by carefully pulling it apart - and you may want two people to do this on larger images.
Start at the top of the Photo Tex™material and pull down approximately 150mm of the backing paper - then crease the backing paper so it stays down. Simply apply the 150mm of exposed adhesive area to your chosen location. Then you reposition the material until your full graphic is positioned correctly and square. Once the material is positioned correctly and square you continue to slowly pull the backing paper downward in 150mm increments, smoothing the Photo Tex™ as you go. Depending on the size, it may be helpful if one person pulls down the backing paper, while the other person smooths the image onto the surface. You can use a felt squeegee to apply the Photo Tex™ and to smooth it out.
If there are any bubbles or wrinkles, you can lightly press or smooth them out, or just peel back that area and re-apply it.
If a bubble re-appears over the next day or two, pressing and lightly rubbing can remove it. This can happen occasionally if oil, dirt, or dust is on your surface. Use a sewing pin to pop the bubble, and then smooth it out with your fingers in a circular motion. In the very rare instance that bubbles keep re-appearing, you may want to move your Photo Tex™ to another area as there is something preventing the adhesive to stick. Most causes of bubbles are because the wall was painted within the last 30 days or cleaning chemicals were used prior and not completely removed prior to installation.
DISCLAIMER: The above information is provided to help with the installation of the Photo Tex™ material. The information is provided in good faith and is correct to the best of our knowledge. Easy Signs accepts no responsibility for any damage to property or loss of material during the installation. If the purchaser of the material has any concerns regarding self-installation they should contract a professional installation company to install the product.
We hope this information will help you with the installation of your high quality Wall Mural