Safety is our priority. Our Industrial Textured Grit Outdoor sticker is specifically designed for outdoor use. It has an extremely strong adhesive strength that will stick firmly on rough, uneven surfaces like unsealed concrete, unsealed asphalt, and paving bricks. We protect it with a special textured matte coating that has been tested for slip resistance and skid resistance per UL 410 and ASTM E303 respectively, which are highly regarded safety requirements by 3M. The coating adds a unique grip texture to the sticker making it considerably stronger and exceptionally safer.
Keeping the condition of your concrete sticker is key to ensure your message is highly visible. You can apply the sticker in a high foot traffic area like a sidewalk, but ensure that no heavy equipment like snow plows or shovels come in contact with it to avoid from being damaged. Also, make sure the surface is not highly bumpy as this will prevent the sticker from adhering properly. The chosen area must be in good condition, clean and completely dry before application. A surface temperature of 70° F (21° C) is recommended as heat will help with the adhesion.
Clean the surface. Remove any grease, gum, or weeds, and sweep away any pebbles or debris from the application surface, ensuring it is completely dry.
Place sticker to the floor in sections. Start by peeling back 1-2" of the liner and pressing it to the floor using firm pressure and a stiff, nylon-bristled brush. Continue placing the rest of the sticker by removing around 12" of the liner each time. Keeping the sticker close to the floor, use the brush, firm pressure and overlapping strokes to adhere the sticker to the floor. Make sure to start from the center and move towards the outer edges.
Brush over the edges of the sticker. Finally, check that the entire sticker has been applied properly by brushing over the edges and corners one last time to ensure a good edge seal.
The removal of your floor decal should be done with the same attention and care as the application process. If you forcefully and quickly pull off the floor decal, you may also tear off the treatment (if any) that is on the application surface. For helpful tips and best results, follow our recommended removal method below.
- Apply heat
Start with the use of heat as this will help release the adhesive from the decal. Heat one edge of the decal for about 30-60 seconds using a heat gun, propane torch, weed burner or other source of concentrated heat, and place it approximately 6-12" away from the decal.
- Gently lift the heated edge
Gently lift the heated edge using a putty knife and slowly pull toward you at a 45° angle or less.
- Alternate applying heat and pulling
Work your way slowly through the decal. Alternate applying heat (30-60 seconds each time) and pulling slowly at less than 45° angle.
- Clean any remaining residue with soap and water
If any adhesive residue is present after the decal has been removed, wash the application surface with soap and water.
"How To" on Youtube
Here's a link to a short video on how to apply these stickers (2:56 for outdoor stickers).