Frequently Asked Questions
WHAT TOOLS DO I NEED TO APPLY THE SELF-ADHESIVE CONTACT?
d-c-fix Application kit
HOW TO APPLY?
1.Tools for the job (as above)
2.Remove doors and handles
3.Clean surface thoroughly to remove grease and dust
4.Measure the surface allowing extra for wrapping around
5.Use grid on the backing paper & cut to size
6.Apply to the surface by peeling away the backing paper 10cm at a time
7.Tip! Small air bubbles can be pricked with a pin to release the air!
8.For Corners cut diagonally into the corner
9.Fold one flap around the corner of the other.
10.Trim the excess self - adhesive contact off with the scalpel
11.For Curved edges or shaker style doors use a hairdryer to soften the contact & gently stretch it into the grooves or over the edges.
WHAT CAN I APPLY VINYL TO?
All flat clean surfaces are perfect for d-c-fix self - adhesive contact. Avoid textured, damp & dirty surfaces.
CAN THE CONTACT BE REMOVED?
Yes, just peel and remove
If the contact is stubborn, then apply some heat from a hairdryer & remove
CAN THE SELF-ADHESIVE CONTACT BE WIPED CLEAN?
Yes, it can be wiped clean using any normal household cleaner
IS SELF-ADHESIVE CONTACT WATER RESISTANT?
Yes it is, be sure to use a “Silicone Sealant” over the edges and joins in wet areas.
HOW DO I AVOID AIR BUBBLES? Tips!!
-Apply only 10cm of self-adhesive contact at a time
- Use a d-c-fix smoother to push the bubbles out to the side Lift and re-apply the self-adhesive contact.
-d-c-fix is repositionable when applying.
-Lightly spray water on smooth surfaces like glass or appliances this will help with the application.
-Prick small bubbles with a pin to release trapped air.
CAN I APPLY SELF-ADHESIVE CONTACT TO BEVELLED DOORS OR ROUND CORNERS?
Yes you can.
Here is a guide on how to apply:
Ensure the surface is thoroughly clean, cover the whole surface first leaving the bevelled or curved edge last.
Use a pin to prick any air bubbles
Use a hairdryer to soften the contact making it more pliable
For the curved edges gently pull the contact over the surface and took underneath
For bevelled doors, use the application smoother or a soft cloth to push the contact into the corners.
HOW MUCH SELF ADHESIVE CONTACT DO I NEED FOR KITCHEN COUNTERS AND CUPBOARDS?
***This is a rough guide on how much self- adhesive contact you require to cover STANDARD KITCHEN COUNTERS and CUPBOARDS***
Note: It’s still important to measure properly!
Standard Kitchen Counter width is 67.5cm
Standard Kitchen presses require 67.5cm
IS SELF-ADHESIVE CONTACT HEAT RESISTANT?
It is heat resistant to 75 degrees.
Tip! Use worktop savers for hot pans
Don’t use sharp knives on the contact
Hot plates and cups are fine.
CAN THE CONTACT WINDOW FILM BE USED OUTDOORS ?
Yes, it can be used outdoors but it may only last a few years due to the weather.