Door Print Installation Guide

BEFORE YOU START

Please take time to review these instructions before you start your installation. Take particular care to understand the positioning of your print.

Please bear in mind that these notes are for standard sized murals. You may need to adjust the dimensions stated for bespoke, non standard products.

We suggest that the installation is carried out by two people.

TOOLS YOU WILL NEED

• Low-tack Masking Tape
• Tape Measure
• Spirit Level (600mm min)
• Straight Edge
• Fine, Sharp Knife (Scalpel or Stanley)
• Squeegee
• Wallpaper Scissors
• Damp Cloth/Sponge
• Pencil

DOOR PREPARATION

The door surface must be clean, dry, smooth and in good condition. Holes and blemishes should be filled and smoothed off and allowed to dry out sufficiently before installation.

Ideally, the door surface will be either a painted with an eggshell finish paint or a good varnished surface. A well finished non porous surface is essential for a good finish.

Remove all door fittings, such as handles, kick plates, closers, before installation.

POSITIONING THE DOOR PRINT

It is important that your door print is aligned correctly and vertically. The door print has a strong adhesive that once in place and pushed down will not allow repositioning so you must get it right first time.

Un-roll the door print and hold it up on the door, aligning both the top edge and the sides to the edges of the door. Its very important to get it straight so check it twice! Once its positioned correctly -  hold the print in place with masking tape at the centre of the top edge.

Now securely fix the top edge of the print in place along the entire top edge of the door with masking tape. This forms a hinge and should be securely fixed.

HANGING THE DOOR PRINT

With the print securely fixed along the top edge, roll up the print from the bottom towards the hinge at the top. One rolled up find the edge of the backing paper. Peel it away from the print and pull it slowly downwards.

As you do this, starting at the top and in the centre, use a the supplied squeegee to smooth down the print flat, removing any air bubbles and creases as you go.

Take care to ensure that the sticky surface does not fold back on itself. (If it does, very gently separate the fold).

Afterwards, solitary, small air bubbles may be removed by pricking with a knife and then smoothing down.

TRIMMING

Remove all the masking tape.

Then, trim back the print to the door edges using a sharp knife. It is sometimes preferable to trim the door print back 1 - 2mm inside the door edge rather than to the edge itself. This can help to avoid accidentally snagging the edge of the Print. Use a sharp knife and a straight edge guide to do this.

Clean up and replace the door fittings as necessary.

DOOR FIT

Make sure that there is sufficient space between the closed door face and the door frame for the door print to fit without snagging. If necessary, it may be better to adjust slightly the hinge fittings on the door or frame to increase the gap between the closed door face and the door frame.

These notes are intended for your general guidance. The Care Home Sign Company or The Sign Shop (Horsham) Limited cannot accept any liability with regard to the use of this information, or for any misinterpretation of the information provided.

FOR MORE INFORMATION OR GUIDANCE PLEASE CALL US ON 01243 527123