Waterslide Transfer Guide
The screen-printed decals/transfers are professionally manufactured, using the finest quality inks and carrier film.
A guide to applying waterslide decals and transfers
For beginners, there are lots of (how to apply waterslide decals) on google and videos on YouTube.
Tools that you might choose to use
Craft knife, Scissors, Brushes, Tweezers, Swab sticks, Cocktail sticks, Soft cloth, Paper towel, Commercial decal solutions, and patience.
The saucer or tray of water should preferably be large enough to accommodate the full flat decal.
Immerse a small decal in a saucer of warm water for 20 to 30 seconds can vary. The larger the decal there will be a longer waiting time in the water, the decal will initially curl up, then partially flatten out, be aware the decal can float off the backing paper if left to long.
While you’re waiting, rub some water onto your model surface, where you’re applying the decal, with a cotton swab.
Adding a bit of water to the model itself will aid in suctioning and positioning a little better.
Test whether the decal has become detached from the backing paper by gentle pressure with finger and thumb and there’s no residence on the backing paper (the decal can tear at this point) it should just slide smoothly.
Slide decal to the edge of the backing paper, then place that edge on to the surface exactly where you want it and holding the decal in position using a wet finger or swab, carefully slide the backing paper away from under the transfer, make final adjustments to the position, dab transfer with cloth or paper towel to remove excess water, working from the centre towards the edges to eliminate any air or water bubbles.
For more information, please read our Frequently Asked Questions.