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Vinyl For Walls

Discussion in 'Vinyl' started by kroger, Jun 18, 2019.

  1. kroger

    kroger Member

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    I have to install a companies logo and slogan in their store on a few interior painted walls. What type of vinyl would you recommend? I have used regular vinyl on walls years ago and it peeled the drywall when they (family) took it off. I looked at a supplier that sells vinyl for walls and it seemed quite expensive. It will be up for a long period of time I assume but I wouldn’t want it to peel drywall if they decided to take it off. Thanks for your help!
     
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    signage Major Contributor

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    what is expensive the vinyl/sub-straight or replacing the drywall? the longer it is up the cheaper for the customer, longer message viewed.
     
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  3. kroger

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    The actual wall vinyl seemed pricey compared to a calendered vinyl. I just wasn’t sure if over time maybe the regular calendered vinyl loosens and would be okay to use.
     
  4. CanuckSigns

    CanuckSigns Very Active Member

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    Pretty much all vinyl made for walls has a removable adhesive that will eventually turn permanent If left up for long enough, usually this is a year.

    When we do permanent wall graphics, we print a a higher end 3.mil calendared, such as oracal 3651, 3M 40c, Arlon 4600 etc. Yes it will damage the drywall underneath when removed, but so will the removable Wall vinyl if left on too long.

    The other option is phototex, it's a.little bit more $ but it works really well, and shouldn't damage the wall when removed.
     
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  5. I have had good luck with Avery 2611 and removed it easily without damage after 2 years on two occasions.
     
  6. BigfishDM

    BigfishDM Merchant Member

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    Is wide format printing not your main business?
     
  7. CanuckSigns

    CanuckSigns Very Active Member

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    I've had issues with 2611 removing itself after 24 hours, so your results may vary lol.
     
  8. particleman

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    I've said it many times from experience, just use Phototex. When someone recommends a wall vinyl keep in mind the type of machine, border they are using, type of wall, etc all factor into whether you get the dreaded call "my graphics are peeling off". What worked for them may not work for you. From years and years of experience phototex just works basically every time, I've personally used it on solvent, eco solvent, and latex.
     
  9. HulkSmash

    HulkSmash Major Contributor

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    every vinyl eventually becomes permanent.. even if it says it doesn't.
     
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  10. chadorama

    chadorama Owner & Sole Employee

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    Photo Tex. I've used it on a bunch of walls and never had a damage problem. I've even removed a Photo Tex graphic that was up for 2 years and put a backing on it and re-installed at another location. Most amazing material for wall graphics ever!
     
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  11. Solventinkjet

    Solventinkjet DIY Printer Fixing Guide

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    Mojave Sign Ad is great for walls and windows. We have had some signs up in our lobby for 5 years and they still peel off, although it gets harder every year.
     
  12. kroger

    kroger Member

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    I do have a printer but this customer just wants white lettering and their logo is one colour. Maybe I will try phototex. Thanks for all the input!
     
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