When it comes to adhesive vinyl, there are two types: removable, also called indoor vinyl, and permanent, also called outdoor vinyl. Their names depend on the brand you use. For tumblers, you definitely want to use permanent or outdoor vinyl. These vinyls have a longer lasting adhesive on them.
Best Vinyl for Tumblers
Htvront Permanent Adhesive Vinyl is perfect for tumblers and is now on sale! We also have holographic adhesive vinyl that can take your design to a new level.
Although these types of vinyls are called permanent, they can still peel or be removed when high temperatures are applied to them. This is why you should not put tumblers or anything with vinyl in the dishwasher or microwave.
How to Keep Vinyl from Peeling Off Tumblers
Now that you know which type of vinyl to use on the tumbler, you may wonder whether a certain type of decal will last longer. Of course, the answer is yes.
Thicker letters and images are ideal and will last longer. The larger the surface area of the adhesive, the better its adhesion to stainless steel or mugs. You can try bolding the font you are using to create a bolder font.
Before you start, make sure your stainless steel tumbler or mug has been cleaned and dried. And clean the cup with rubbing alcohol. This helps to remove any remaining grease or residue that will prevent the vinyl from adhering properly.
Let the vinyl cure on the cup for 48-72 hours to make sure it sticks well. So don't get wet within 72 hours!
Similarly, anything with vinyl should be hand-washed and gently washed. No need for strong scrubbing, no dishwasher! In any case, stainless steel cups should not be placed in the dishwasher, as it will interfere with the mechanism of keeping hot and cold.
Do you know how to apply vinyl to the tumbler?
To help you make perfect craft projects every time, here are some tips.
- The first thing you need is vinyl decals. And prepare a mug for the decal.
- Then cut the vinyl with a vinyl cutter like Cricut or Silhoutte.
- Weed the vinyl and apply transfer paper over it.
- Apply a piece of transfer tape to the vinyl decal that you removed.
- Then, with the paper backing, stick the decal on the glass where you want it.
The Hinge method is the easiest. Place a piece of painter's tape under the center to hold it in place.
Tear off half of the transfer paper and cut the backing while holding the adhesive transfer paper.
Straighten the transfer paper, and then gently place it on the tumbler.
Rub it on the applique to make it adhere. Then remove the tape. Now that it is fixed in its position, peel off the other side of the paper back.
Pull it slightly so that you can teach it, then gently put it down while smoothing it with your fingers.
After rubbing down the vinyl, you can slowly begin to peel off the transfer tape.
You have done it. It's very simple!