Designs by Iris
Instructions — How to Apply My Waterslide Decals

Decals by Iris - how to apply waterslide decals

Designs by IrisIt is best if the object you are decaling has a glossy flat (not rounded) surface. Apply decals to a clean surface: ceramic, glass, metal, painted wood, plastic, soap, candles, etc.

Carefully cut out the decal from the sheet as close to the edges as possible.
Dip the decal in a dish of lukewarm water for 60 seconds. Larger decals may need to soak a little longer.
Placing the decal between your fingers, feel if the decal slides from the paper. If it does then you are ready to slide the decal off the backing paper into position on the object. NOTE: If you wet the surface of the object a little, the decal will slide on better.
Gently blot excess water with a rag or paper towel and smooth with fingers or a straight edge object to work out any bubbles. Allow to dry.
Apply a coat of spray varnish (like Krylon Crystal Clear Finishing Spray) or a brush on varnish (like Delta Ceramcoat) over the object. This seals the decal and protects it from fading, surface scratches, and moisture. Allow setting time of about 3 hours to dry. Your decorated object is ready!

Helpful Tips

You'll get the best results if you use your decals on a white or cream colored surface.
It's easiest to reposition your decals and get them just where you want them if you apply them to a glossy surface.
If the item being decorated has a "matte" finish (such as walls), make sure you wet the surface slightly before applying the decal to make it slide on better. That way the decal slides into position and adheres well. You should use a matte coating spray to seal your decals in place such as Krylon Matte Finish spray.
If you need to store decal sheets before using them, it is recommended that you put them in a plastic bag to protect them from high humidity.
Store them so the sheets stay flat.
You can speed up drying time by placing your decorated object under or near a fan.