Does vinyl stick to wood? It’s a question asked by our customers all the time. Wood is widely used in DIY and construction projects. It’s only right people want to stick vinyl to it. But can you actually stick vinyl to wood? Take a look below to find out. We have also included some of our tips to achieving the best results when applying vinyl to wood.

Vinyl will stick to most woods depending on the surface of the wood. It’s important for it to be smooth. Rough wood with lots of sawdust and chips on it will be very problematic in terms of the vinyl sticking down long term. The rough surface does not allow for an even stick.The smoother the better. The harder the wood the better in most cases as well, since the wood is less likely to chip.

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How To Clean Your Surface

To get the best results when applying vinyl to wood you need to make sure the surface has been cleaned thoroughly. Make sure to remove any dust. For the best results use a methylated spirit. Containing alcohol it’s the perfect way to break down any hard to remove dirt. You should try to avoid using a cleaner which contains oil. Using a cleaner with oil will affect the adhesive of your vinyl sticker. This could affect the performance of the sticker. To improve the stickiness of the vinyl, varnish the wood before applying it. Using a sealer will also help it stick. This will improve the results and enhance its lifespan once applied.

Hanna Francis Design

We had the pleasure of working with Hanna Francis design a while back. Through the power of vinyl we were able to help them transform a set of Viluja sidetables. Applying matte vinyl decals onto the sidetables created a stunning, fully customisable, piece of furniture. Vinyl can reduce the cost and lead times of creating any product. Contact us today to see how we could help you with your next project.

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Find The Right Sticker For you

Once you have found your wooden surface it’s time choose the vinyl to go with it. Browse our vast collection of vinyl stickers, explore our portfolio of recent work or check out our vinyl hub for inspiration.

2 thoughts on “Does Vinyl Stick To Wood?

  1. Mandi says:

    Can wood (pine) be totally covered with vinyl, as in kitchen units, or would it need space to expand and contract?

  2. Benjamin Gibert says:

    Thanks for your comment Mandi. That’s a good question. Vinyl is a perfect way to cover old pine kitchen cabinets. Pine should not expand and contract very much in a kitchen so the effect of that on the vinyl will be negligible. Especially with higher quality vinyl that is not prone to shrinkage. Send us some details via our contact page and we can walk you through your options if you’d like.

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