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How To Apply Floor (and other) COVID Decals Correctly the First Time

SEPTEMBER 15, 2020| SpeedPro of Scottsdale

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You have spent money for your COVID decals and want to install them correctly the first time. This “how to” is to help you do just that.

 

Step One: Clean the Surface

 

Clean off the floor surface first. We use a spray bottle filled with 70% isopropyl alcohol then wipe with a clean cloth. This will take up any fine grit, grease or other contaminants that could get trapped between the decal and the floor.

 

 

 

 

 

Step Two: Peel back a “hinge”

Even for small floor decals like these, it is best to initially peel back only a small part of the backing. This sticky hinge will act as a guide for the placement of the remainder of the graphic.

 

 

 

 

Step Three: Determine the Placement

 

This is the most critical step because this first top inch determines the remainder of the graphic placement. Make sure you carefully align the wording of the decal to be facing the proper direction.

If you need to lift the decal to reorient, you can do so by carefully lifting the decal off the floor. Reposition as needed then place back onto the floor, pressing the sticky portion firmly onto the ground.

 

 

 

Step Four: Install the decal

Pull a couple of inches of backing off the back of the decal. Using a squeegee and using even strokes, press the decal onto the floor. If you don’t have a squeegee, any rigid piece of plastic (credit card or ID card) will work as well. Continue pulling backing from the bottom and pressing the decal down until the graphic is about halfway down.

 

Step Five: Finish

By the time the decal is halfway installed, the backing can be removed in its entirety. Just make sure you hold the bottom of the decal with enough tension such that it stays off the floor until your squeegee reaches it; that will ensure the decal stays wrinkle free.

When the decal is entirely down, give the decal a “once over” with the squeegee to be sure the surface is smooth. You’re done!

 

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