Easy Vinyl Wall Graphic
Personalize your bedroom by applying a vinyl graphic to the wall above your headboard. They're easy to work with, inexpensive and come in a wide variety of colors and fonts.
- vinyl wall graphic (graphic shown is from www.leenthegraphicsqueen.com)
- credit card or driver's license (for burnishing)
- painter's tape
- measuring tape
Tape Graphic to Wall
Use painter's tape to secure graphic to the wall as close to the correct position as possible.
Measure First Letter
Measure the wall space between the top of the headboard and the bottom of the first letter in the graphic.
Measure Last Letter
Measure the wall space between the top of the headboard and the bottom of the last letter in the graphic. Make sure it's the same measurement as the first letter, and reposition the painter's tape if necessary.
Measure Middle Letter
Check the measurement in the middle of the graphic to make sure the entire graphic is sitting at the same level all the way across.
Use a credit card or driver's license to burnish the entire graphic. Rub firmly on each letter so that they will all release from the paper backing properly.
Remove Paper Backing
Place one hand on the painter's tape at the beginning of the graphic (to hold it in place), and use the other hand to remove the paper backing from the bottom of the graphic. Go slowly, pulling the backing at a sharp angle. Tip: If parts of the graphic won't let go of the backing, continue to burnish those parts until they do.
Adhere Graphic to Wall
Once the backing has been completely removed, slowly press the graphic to the wall, from one end to the other. Smooth out air bubbles as they occur with the credit card or driver's license.
Remove Paper Front
Remove the paper on top of the graphic by pulling it at a sharp angle. Go slow, and if a letter doesn't want to let go, use the credit card or driver's license to continue burnishing it until it does.