Make sure the surface to be adhered to is smooth and clean and free from grease or oil. As most of our adhesives are pressure-sensitive based, lightly tack the nameplate in place in case you make a mistake as you will have a certain period of time to snap it free and reposition it again. Then apply firm pressure to set the adhesive. Adhesive will develop a strong bond in time, usually about 12-48 hours.
Room ID signs should be mounted on the latch side of the door, with the center of the sign 60 inches from the floor. Side edge of sign should be about 2 to 3 inches away from door trim. Consistency is key: you want the Braille in a predictable location throughout the building.
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Pro Tip: Certain wallpapers and wall surfaces can pose adhesive-mounting problems. In addition to the foam tape on the back of the sign, apply nickle-size dots of silicone adhesive on the back of the sign in the areas between the tape. The tape will hold the sign to the wall while the silicone sets. This will keep your nice signs from falling off the walls!
Cleanliness and patience is key here to a good installation. Clean surface with a mixture of water and isopropyl alchohol to remove any wax and dirt buildup with a clean paper towel (other cleaning agents may have a chemical effect on the vinyl adhesive). Use the "hinge" method of vinyl application in the following 5 steps: