Frequently Asked Questions

WHAT TOOLS DO I NEED TO APPLY THE SELF-ADHESIVE CONTACT?        

d-c-fix Application kit             

Scissors

Measure tape

Pencil

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.

         

Wood

Flat Tiles

Kitchen Worktops

Glass

Veneers/Doors

Marble

Metal

Painted/plastered walls

Plastic

Mirror

Primed (MDF)

Radiator Covers

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.

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