HOW-TO:

ARCHITECTURAL FILM INSTALLATION

Installing VVIVID® architectural wrap is simple. VVIVID® architectural films feature a few simple technologies that will facilitate installation greatly in effort, time spent and finish. 

With the introduction of VVIVID®'s air-release membrane, installers are able to apply the film without air bubbles for a clean, perfect finish.

The heat fuse technology in VVIVID®'s adhesive allows the film to bond on unfinished surfaces that would normally require sanding and coatings for optimal bond. Simply apply heat and pressure.

TOOLS NEEDED:

  • Heat Gun

  • Application Squeegee

  • Sharp Blade

 

Project Time: 10 min/panel

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How to install architectural wraps on a wood kitchen cabinet

Step 1: Prep, Peel & Stick

Before applying the vinyl wrap to the target surface, make sure your surface is clean. Use a general cleaner to remove surface contaminants that may hinder adhesion.

If your surface is uneven, chipped, peeling or generally in questionable condition, sand or scrape off anything that will create an undiserable impression or look.

Once surface is dry, measure your piece of vinyl and cut to desired shape (make sure you leave a 2 inch excess on all sides for easier handling). Lastly, peel the VVIVID® liner backing from the vinyl and place the film into it's desired position. 

Using a flat edge or squeegee, use moderate pressure starting from the middle - outwards and push any trappped air to the edges of your panel until expelled. 

Using a heat gun and light pressure, seal the vinyl into place.

Step 2: Corners & Edges 1

Using a sharp blade, slit the corner of the panel at a 45 degree angle. This is the first step in making clean edges. 

Step 2: Corners & Edges 2

Fold the edge onto the adjacent side for easier detailing.

Using a sharp blade, trim the excess film leaving a 3 to 5mm wrap around the edge. This seam will allow for a longterm application without the chances of peeling.

Step 2: Corners & Edges 3

 

Apply the film over the "under-fold" and align the excess for a clean trim.

By holding the tip of the excess, carefully cut the excess from the corner edge for a seamless look.

 

Step 2: Corners & Edges 4

  • Once the corner is flush, heat, press and seal the vinyl into place.

  • Next, use your blade to cut any excess from the edges of the panel. For better detailing, place the flat part of the blade and use the edge of the panel as a guide when cutting straight lines.

  • Lastly, apply heat and pressure to all edges to seal wrap into place for the longterm ( up to 10 years indoors ).

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