Vinyl Lettering on a Wood Sign

I had a question about how I attached my vinyl to the crackle finish sign I made for Christmas. I used my Silhouette to cut out the vinyl lettering. After I weeded the excess vinyl from the sign, here’s how it looked. It’s hard to see because my letters are white. 

Next I attached my transfer paper (this is a lightly tacky adhesive sheet that pulls the vinyl off of the sheet).

Vinyl Lettering on a Wood Sign

I just eyeball the transfer paper to be sure it’s covering all of the letters.

Vinyl Lettering on a Wood Sign

I use an old credit card to go over the letters to be sure they stick to the transfer paper and let go of the backing.

Vinyl Lettering on a Wood Sign

Then pull the transfer paper back at an angle, making sure it’s picking up all of the lettering. You can see how it’s sticking to the transfer paper. Remember the lettering has adhesive on the back of the letters so be careful.

Vinyl Lettering on a Wood Sign

I then line up the vinyl lettering over my painted sign. I lightly press it on the sign when it’s in the right spot.

Vinyl Lettering on a Wood Sign

Next, I take the card and smooth and press the letters onto the sign. I want to be sure the letters are sticking well. Going over each letter and image is the best thing to do.

Vinyl Lettering on a Wood Sign

Carefully pull the transfer paper back at an angle making sure the all of the lettering is adhering to the sign. If some of the vinyl comes up on the transfer paper, just press it back down and press the problem area then pull back up gently. 

It stuck perfectly fine on the crackle finish. Since we were hanging this sign outside, we put a matte spray protective coat over the lettering.

Vinyl Lettering on a Wood Sign

Vinyl Lettering on a Wood Sign

Vinyl Lettering on a Wood Sign