Stunning wall graphic designs don’t matter if the installation goes awry. Today’s post spotlights 3 of the most common wall graphic errors that our professional installation service prevents.
Poor installation site selection can reduce your wall graphics’ lifespan to a fraction of what it should be.
As a rule of thumb, when it comes to installing wall graphics, smoother surfaces are always better. Too much surface texture will disrupt adhesion by creating a situation where only the “high points” of the wall (e.g. the bumps in your texture wall) stick to the graphic. Of course, it ultimately depends on the product you’ve chosen; for instance, textured surfaces are especially problematic for wall graphics laminated with mastiff overlaminate (e.g. graffiti-resistance wall graphic overlaminates), since these cannot conform to even slight wall texture.
Be careful if you plan to apply your wall graphics to painted surfaces. The following paints should be avoided:
Additionally, while it may seem like the perfect “cover-up,” you generally want to avoid placing wall graphics over damaged wall sections. Loose wallboard joints, holes, chipped/flaking/peeling paint, water-damaged drywall, and unsecure wallpaper are all bad choices for your wall graphic installation.
When in doubt, get in touch with our wall graphic experts. Whether you’re a Baltimore local or one of our growing roster of out-of-state clients, we can help you find the perfect spot to display your graphic.
Even if you’ve chosen a perfectly smooth surface, proper preparation is essential. As the old saying goes, failing to prepare is preparing to fail, and that’s absolutely the case when it comes to wall graphic installation.
Fortunately, installation site preparation is pretty easy:
Extreme heat may interfere with your wall graphic adhesion, so if you live in a particularly sunny spot, make sure to time your installation during the cooler evening hours. This will also give the adhesive enough time to cure.
Baltimore Signs & Graphics is a leading provider of custom wall graphics and installation services throughout Baltimore and the surrounding areas, including White Marsh, Middle River, Towson, Mays Chapel, Essex, Ferndale, and beyond. Our shop is located at 23 Fontana Lane #104 in Rosedale, Maryland, but remote wall graphic design consultations and manufacturing services are available for clients nationwide.
Call 410-877-6011 or book online via the Baltimore Signs & Graphics website to get a free quote on custom wall graphic design and installation.
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Irvin and Deborah Herling