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How to Apply Water Transfers
Water transfers when applied correctly will look as good as originals, but a few things need to be done to make this happen. There is always a clear border around the main figure of your water transfers, you may
trim this away with a sharp scissors before soaking, and improve the appearance quite a bit
(1) The surface must be clean and free of wax, oil, dust, and finger prints. A few drops of detergent
in a small bowl of water, and applied sparingly to the area will break the surface tension and help to adhere
(2) Soak the transfers in warm water until they slide easily on the paper backing. (approx. 1-2 min.)
(3) Gently slide the decal transfer onto the area you intend for it to be permanent. Do not attempt to move the transfer too far on the dry surface, as you may tear it and smear the adhesive.
(4) When positioned properly, hold with a damp cloth in one hand and with a lightly dampened cloth in the other gently force the excess water, air and adhesive from under the transfer. Working from the center to the outer edges.
(5) After you have smoothed the excess water out, you will notice it has conformed to the under surface. Now pay close attention to the edges and with a damp Q-TIP feather the edges outward so they will not wrinkle, let dry.
(6) After drying you will notice adhesive around the area you were squeezing the water out from under the decal. With a damp cloth, working from the center of the decal, wipe up the adhesive being careful not to use too much water and loosening the decal. LET DRY AND REPEAT.
(7) If your transfer needs to be top coated. As some finishes may attack the transfers, we suggest a water based varnish available at most hobby, craft and paint shops. After the varnish is dry, you may continue with your normal finishing
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