How To Tips

How to Apply a Transfer

  • Remove the transfer from the package.  You will notice that you also have a stick (applicator tool) which will be used to rub (burnish) the transfer image onto the surface. 

  • Apply to a  clean dry surface.

  • If the surface is painted - make sure that the painted surface is completely dry.  The Transfer has a slight adhesion so it may pull the paint off if it is still wet.  48 hours paint dry time is suggested by Prima,  But personally, It has worked for me with chalk paint after 30 minutes.  Note that you may need more drying time for YOUR PAINT and also if you are painting in cold conditions.

  • Each transfer has two sheets, One is the matte release paper and the other is a transparent paper with the printed transfer. IMPORTANT: Be careful separating pieces as the adhesion may quickly and easily stick to an unintended surface or dirt and dust can stick to it.  So my most important caution for you is:  Don't peel them apart until you are ready to place your transfer on the intended surface. 

  • Plot where you will place the transfer with the backing on!
    With the release paper still attached, experiment with where you want to place the transfer sections on your project (TIP - when working on furniture it is often very helpful to lay your piece on its back so that the front is facing upwards and remember to check where your hardware will go, so that you don’t end up covering over a piece of the design you want on show when you replace handles etc)

  • Gently separate the release paper 1 to 2 inches from the top edge of the transfer. If working with a large design, tape down the top released corners of the transfer to ensure that the rub-on stays exactly in place while doing the transfer. Then slowly and carefully remove the rest of the release paper and tape down the corner and edges every few inches of the transfer (Use Low Tack Tape when applying over painted surfaces. Many of the cheaper, masking tapes will pull your paint off when you remove)

  • Working from the top to the bottom, rub off the design using the wooden stick provided or a plastic card, ensuring as you carefully pull away the transparent film that the transfer has fully released and none of the small details have been missed. If anything has been missed, lay the transfer back down and go over the area again

  • Once the entire design has been transferred, make any touch ups desired and gently smooth down any bubbles or edges by rubbing gently with a soft cloth.

  • To Remove  A Transfer: If you ever need to remove your transfer, gently scrape off with a smooth edge tool. It may also help to soften the adhesive by blow drying first.

  • Included in this product are - single transfer (in several sections), wooden spatula, full instructions.

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