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Fixing Wrinkles and Bubbles in Vinyl

Fixing Wrinkles and Bubbles in Vinyl

Hey guys, it's Jessica at expressionsvinyl.com, and today we want to talk about bubbles and wrinkles. They happen sometimes, and they stink, but I'm going to show you how to get rid of them.

First I'm going to show you how to prevent them, and then I'll show you how to get rid of them. So let's get started here.

I've got a little jewelry tray here, and we're going to put on a little monogram. I'm peeling off my backing paper on my vinyl, and I'm just going to lay this down and start in the corner.

I don't want to just lay it down all the way because that's going to cause bubbles. So I'm just going to start in the corner and while I still have the rest of it lifted up, I'm going to gently rub down from the top down.

 You can use an application tool or just your finger. Gently rub it down as I go is going to prevent any bubbles from getting up underneath the vinyl.

After it's applied, then we'll peel off our transfer tape. And we don't have any bubbles or wrinkles.

So now I'm going to show you how to get rid of bubbles or wrinkles if they do happen. We've got our little jewelry tray here, and we've got a wrinkle in our letter, so I'm going to show you how to get that out.

I'm going to take my little knife, and you guys can take whatever tool you're used to using, if you use an X-ACTO knife or you can even use your weeding tool, but you want to just be able to get up underneath that corner of the vinyl and lift it up carefully.

You don't want to stretch out your vinyl or it's not going to lay down right. So I'm just going to take my blade and get right up underneath there, and carefully lift it up, and then just take my finger and smooth out that wrinkle

and you can't tell that it was ever there.

Okay, so now I want to show you how to get rid of bubbles.

My first trick with bubbles is to take your piece and go set it in the sunshine. Let it sit there for a couple hours, and those will usually release. Now if you go back and get it and they haven't released, you can take either a knife or a little sewing pin, just anything that's really sharp, and you pop your bubbles.

You don't want to poke it and then dig around. You want to just poke as little as you can, just enough to release that air so you don't have a big hole in your vinyl. Then take your finger and just chase that air out from underneath.

and then your bubble goes away and you can't even tell that it was there.

Now if you have a big bubble that's not releasing with that, you can take the tip of your knife and actually make a tiny slit and then squeeze the air out and put those pieces back together.

So that is how you get rid of bubbles and wrinkles. If you guys have any questions, leave them down below. Have a great day! 

Apr 25th 2017 Expressions Vinyl - Jessica

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