Dos and Don’ts for Decals

Decals are a very cost-effective way to add life to your walls on a regular basis. Keeping that in mind here are a few things you should keep in mind before you buy a wall decal.

Plain walls aren’t all that interesting to look at. That’s why decals on walls are such a good idea. A home with decals is a more stimulating place to be in. Decals are also a very cost-effective way to add life to your walls on a regular basis. Keeping that in mind here are a few things you should keep in mind before you buy a wall decal.

Sizing it up

A decal should go hand-in-hand with the décor and space of the room. Know the size of the wall the decal is meant for. Put simply, before you buy a decal, have a good idea of how big the surface it’s meant to go on is.

On contrast

When it comes to choosing your decal or decals, carefully consider the background of the wall it’s going on. The decal should stand out and highlight of the space it inhabits.

Visibly speaking

A decal shouldn’t blend in with the walls and neither should it be obscured by anything in or around it. Ensure your decal is clearly visible.

Usability Matters

Decals are not permanent. They should be easy to remove. Ensure the one you buy won’t leave a stain on the wall when it’s removed or replaced. Decals in vinyl, for instance, are easy to change and, yet, look like they’re painted on the walls.

Surface tension

If you want your decal experience to be hassle-free, its best you stick them on smooth surfaces only. The adhesives don’t work well on tiles and porous surfaces.

Purpose place

Decals come in many designs. That’s why, bedrooms, living rooms, kitchens, offices, bathrooms, and children’s areas are all great places to liven up with decals.

What’s your decal?

Basically, there are three types of Decals: PVC, Vinyl, and Fabric. Let’s look at each of them briefly.

  • PVC – Mostly made in China. A plastic feel to them. Most inexpensive. Recommended for indoor use. Printed on a transparent vinyl sheet. Hence, come with a visible transparent backing, which diminishes the beauty of the decal.
  • Vinyl – Better than PVC decals. Suitable both for indoor and outdoor purposes. Mostly found on cars and bikes. Glossy and matte finish. Don’t leave any stains when peeled off. And, it looks like the designs are painted on the walls.
  • Fabric – Matte-based. Best for indoor Use. Made from Polyester cotton. Most durable. Can be repositioned many times. Ideal for long-term use.

So, at Engrave, we only deal with Vinyl and Fabric decals which are designed and cut in India itself and are of a higher quality than the Chinese ones. The cheap ones are not as aesthetic as you see on the website, the thickness is surely visible and they leave a residue when you try to peel it off. So, Engrave supplies a good standard product and thus they are a little expensive.

If you want your decals to stick with you for years to come, this is the checklist you should pay close attention to. And on that final note, let’s do decals. To begin with, you’ll find a whole section devoted to them here.

Shiksha Surana

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