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How to apply your label - Little Label Co

How to apply your label

If you are thinking about purchasing our vinyl labels and need a bit more information on how to apply them or if you have  already received your labels and not quite sure how it all works this step by step instruction is for you!

I hope it answers all your labelling questions and makes it a bit easier for you to apply your own.

Vinyl adhesive weakens when they sit for long periods after cutting. Do not wait too long to apply your vinyl label or decal to the surface. During application ensure you do not handle the vinyl for too long as the oil released from your fingers will make it difficult for the vinyl to stick to the surface

Please be patient and take your time applying the label or decal. The surface you are applying the vinyl on must be completely clean and dry. Make sure your wall is free of dust, oil and dirt. Make sure your hands are clean and dry before handling the vinyl


Remove backing from vinyl, exposing the adhesive leaving the transfer paper in place. Be very careful and slow when doing this to make sure you do not tear the vinyl in the process.

 If at any time the vinyl does not want to come off the backing paper, push down the paper again in that spot, then rub vinyl with your finger and try pulling off again. For more stubborn vinyl, try lifting the edge of the vinyl with your fingernail.

Once backing paper is removed, arrange design on desired surface from centre of the letters first and work your way out. 

Press down firmly with a flat tool (a credit card or similar) over entire label/decal to affix and remove any air bubbles. 
Peel away transfer paper slowly and gently at an angle starting from the top and pulling down.

 If the letters of your vinyl or decal start to lift with the transfer sheet, lay it back down and press down on the area again (using credit card or similar) until vinyl is affixed on the surface.

Vinyl is only fully waterproof 24 hours AFTER application. Hand wash is recommended in warm soapy water. Do not soak labels in water and labels are not dishwasher friendly. 

Enjoy! Hope our labels bring some personality, organisation and order to your home :) 

You can also check out our video below... 

Frequently Asked Question

How long can vinyl labels typically sit before their adhesive weakens significantly? Are there specific environmental factors that can accelerate or delay this process?

The blog post mentions that vinyl adhesive weakens when labels sit for extended periods after cutting, but it doesn't specify a timeframe. Readers might wonder how long exactly vinyl labels can sit before the adhesive weakens significantly and whether environmental factors play a role in this process.


Are there any specific cleaning products or methods recommended to ensure the surface is completely clean and dry before applying the vinyl label? Are there any surfaces where the vinyl may not adhere well?

While the post emphasises the importance of applying vinyl labels to a clean and dry surface, it doesn't provide specific recommendations for cleaning products or methods. Readers may be curious about the best way to ensure the surface is adequately prepared for application, especially if they're dealing with surfaces prone to oil or dirt build-up.


What should be done if the vinyl label is accidentally misaligned during application? Are there any techniques or strategies for correcting misalignment without damaging the label or the surface?

In case of misalignment during application, the blog suggests starting from the centre of the letters and working outward. However, it doesn't offer detailed guidance on how to correct misalignment if it occurs. Readers might seek advice on strategies for realigning vinyl labels without causing damage to either the label or the surface.

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