You can use adhesive vinyl for many different projects. Adhesive vinyl also known as permanent vinyl, it can be made into house signs, commercial signs, garden signs, and even decorative signs used to decorate houses. We will show you a quick overview of some projects where adhesive vinyl can be applied.
What is adhesive vinyl?
Adhesive vinyl is a thin, flexible, self-adhesive material (think durable sticker) that is typically used to create wall and window decals and business signage. It’s durable and can also be waterproof which makes it very versatile. Adhesive vinyl comes in many forms; glossy, matte, glitter, patterned, metallic ect.
Adhesive vinyl always has a paper backing material. You should be able to peel the vinyl away from the paper and feel the sticky adhesive. If you can’t, then it isn’t adhesive vinyl. When cutting adhesive vinyl you’ll always place the paper backing down against the cutting mat.
What is adhesive vinyl used for?
Adhesive Vinyl is the most well known and widely used craft vinyl because of it’s long lasting permanent adhesive. Permanent vinyl is perfect for coffee mugs, water bottles, car decals and any outdoor application. While it’s not truly “permanent” it does last for up to 8 years! Outdoor vinyl typically comes in a glossy finish but there are a few matte options as well.
How to use adhesive vinyl?
I made a wood frame with self-adhesive vinyl. You can quickly learn to use self-adhesive vinyl to make everything you want by following the procedure below!
Tips for Applying Adhesive vinyl
To help you make perfect craft projects every time, here are some tips.
- No matter what surface you are using, always make sure to clean it properly and let it dry.
- Just before applying the vinyl, wipe a little with a dry cloth. This will help remove all the dust and make the dust clean.
- Test first. If you are using a new material, please make a small test piece first. You don't need to print the entire vinyl. Just test a small part.