Posted By TeckWrap Craft On December 02, 2023
How To Get Vinyl To Stick To Wood
Table of Contents
- Applying Vinyl On Wood
- Vinyl Application Procedure
- Reasons Why Vinyl Is Not Sticking To Wood
- More Tips On How To Get Vinyl To Stick To Wood
- Frequently Asked Questions
You may have a lingering question such as, “Can vinyl stick to wood”? Yes, definitely wood and vinyl are a good crafting match. Whatever type of wood you want to use, there is a suitable vinyl that you can use to decorate it. Vinyl can certainly adhere to any wooden surface.
You can make both indoor and outdoor signs with vinyl and wood. This article will guide you on how to apply vinyl on wood and how to get vinyl to stick to wood long-term. If you are ready, keep reading!
Applying Vinyl On Wood
Many crafters and even business owners turn to vinyl for their wood signs instead of paint. This has been the trend for quite some time now. The reasons for this shift outway the preference for painted signs. Crafters and business owners can save money and time with vinyl.
Here are the common reasons for vinyl preference:
- Vinyl presents the same effect as paint on wood
- Vinyl is easier, faster, and less messy to work with
- There are more colors, styles, and font options
- Wooden signs are more unique
- Mistakes are cheaper with vinyl than using paint
- Wood projects using vinyl can be remade with the same design and quality each time
With vinyl, you can make tons of wooden projects. Vinyl comes in different colors and patterns for you to choose from. You can pair vinyl and wood to make the following:
- Wood signs (stained wood, untreated wood, or painted wood surface)
- Enhancing old furniture
- Toy blocks for young children
- Many more
Vinyl Application Procedure
TeckWrap Craft’s vinyl collection of permanent adhesive vinyl and heat transfer vinyl (HTV) can be applied to wooden surfaces to make wood signs. If you want a guide on how to choose the appropriate vinyl for your wooden project, you may be interested to read this blog article about the best vinyl for wood signs.
Adhesive vinyl and heat transfer vinyl are applied differently on wood. This article will cover two ways on how to get vinyl to stick to wood using permanent adhesive vinyl and heat transfer vinyl. The supplies you need for this project are listed below:
- TeckWrap Craft adhesive vinyl and heat transfer vinyl
- TeckWrap Craft transfer tape
- 150 grit sandpaper
- Base coat wood treatment (polycrylic or acrylic paint)
- TeckWrap Craft weeding tool
- TeckWrap Craft weeding tool
- Iron, heat press, or mini iron
- TeckWrap Craft squeegee
- Teflon sheet
Using Adhesive Vinyl
If you are a beginning crafter, you may want to try working with adhesive vinyl for your wood sign projects. Adhesive vinyl is easier and faster to work with than HTV. There is a lesser chance that you can make a mistake with adhesive vinyl.
The first step is to sand down the wood whether it is raw wood or stained wood. Vinyl sticks even to untreated wood. Sanding a wooden surface makes the uneven surface into a smoother surface which will make the vinyl stick better.
The next step is to treat the wood you are working on. In treating the raw wood surface, you can apply a coat of polycrylic, wood stain, or acrylic paint that the vinyl can grip onto. All these primer or base coat treatments are available for purchase in most craft stores.
It is important that you give the primer 24-48 hours to dry and completely set before you proceed to the next step. Next, it is time to apply your vinyl decal. If you are a beginner and you don’t know how to make a vinyl decal, you may find this beginner’s guide for crafting helpful.