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Reusable Vinyl Installation

Application

  1. Select an area large enough to display your Wallhog. The surface must be smooth, rigid and clean (no textured walls). Your Wallhog must be at room temperature prior to installing. Remove the Wallhog from shipping container and unroll. Let stand at room temperature for 30-45 minutes. If area has recently been painted, paint must be allowed to cure 30 days prior to installing your wall graphic.
  2. Clean the area selected, using water only, to ensure no dirt or residue will adhere to the adhesive backing of your Wallhog. DO NOT USE SOAP OR ANY HOUSEHOLD CLEANING PRODUCT. Dry the surface thoroughly with a clean cloth and let stand for approximately 30 minutes to ensure the area is completely free from any moisture.
  3. The following steps are best performed by two people.
  4. You will notice your Wallhog arrives with a protective "Magic Mask" application tape already applied. Once your application area is dry simply peel the Wallhog, with the "Magic Mask" application tape, from the white paper backing. If your Wallhog is taller than wider, begin at the top and peel toward the bottom. If wider than taller, peel from right to left.
  5. Once your Wallhog has been completely peeled from the backing each of the two installers should hold one of the top corners. Place the Wallhog to the area you have selected to display it and press ONLY the "Magic Mask" tape to the wall. DO NOT PRESS ANY AREA OF THE "Magic Mask" THAT CONTAINS YOUR VINYL WALLHOG TO THE WALL AT THIS TIME. Use this process until you have your Wallhog aligned to the exact position you want. Do not concern yourself with the air-bubbles at this time. If the Wall-Hog sticks to itself, DO NOT PANIC, gently pull the two areas apart and re-apply.
  6. If your Wallhog is taller than wider, perform this process from top to bottom. If wider than taller, perform process from right to left. One installer will need to hold the Wallhog from the bottom (taller) or left side (wider) while pulling it very lightly to stretch the material. The second installer will begin at the top(taller) or left(wider) and begin to apply pressure, using your hand, to rub the "Magic Mask" portion of the tape that contains the vinyl Wallhog. Rub and apply pressure from top to bottom (taller) or left to right (wider) until your vinyl Wallhog is applied to wall.
  7. Utilizing the included squeegee begin at the center of the Wallhog and by applying pressure rub entire area containing vinyl to ensure firm adhesion to your wall. If air-bubbles appear, push them toward outside edges of the Wallhog.
  8. If your Wallhog is taller than wider, perform this process from top to bottom. If wider than taller, perform process from right to left. Begin peeling back the "Magic Mask" application tape from the wall. When you get to the edge of the vinyl carefully separate the "Magic Mask" and vinyl from one another. Once you have approximately 3"-4" of the "Magic Mask" separated from the vinyl simply fold this 3"-4" to the bottom(taller) or left(wider). Place your hand on the tacky portion of the "Magic Mask" that is folded back and pull mask to bottom(taller) or right(wider) while holding the exposed area of the Wallhog as you move along. Continue this process slowly until the "Magic Mask" is completely removed. DO NOT CONCERN YOURSELF IF THE MAGIC MASK STICKS TO ITSELF—WE WILL FIX THIS IN THE NEXT STEP.
  9. The "Magic Mask" tape is reusable and can be pulled back into it’s original shape. After restoring the "Magic Mask" to it’s original state place the tacky side of the "Magic Mask" to the glossy side of the white paper backing, roll and store, along with the squeegee, in the shipping tube for future use—in the event you decide to remove and store your Wallhog.

Removal

  1. Unroll the paper backing and remove the "Magic Mask" application tape.
  2. The following steps are best performed by two people. Place "Magic Mask" application tape onto Wallhog. Be sure that tape covers entire Wallhog. Use your hand and apply pressure by rubbing "Magic Mask" onto your Wallhog. Utilizing the squeegee, rub entire area again to remove any air-bubbles. If air-bubbles appear, push them toward outside edges of Wallhog.
  3. If your Wallhog is taller than wider, perform this process from top to bottom. If wider than taller, perform process from right to left. Begin peeling back the "Magic Mask" application tape from the wall. When you get to the edge of the vinyl carefully separate the vinyl from the wall. Once you have approximately 3"-4" of the "Magic Mask" and vinyl separated from the wall simply fold this 3"-4" to the bottom(taller) or left(wider). Place your hand on the tacky portion of the vinyl that is folded back and pull toward bottom(taller) or right(wider). Continue this process slowly until the "Magic Mask" is completely removed. If the vinyl separates from the "Magic Mask" at any point—STOP and press vinyl back onto "Magic Mask".
  4. Roll and, along with the squeegee, store in shipping tube until the next application process.