Installation Instructions

Fathead Wall Decals Installation

(Click here for Street Grips Installation Instructions)
(Click here for Fathead Stand Out Installation Instructions)
(Click here for REAL.BIG. Fathead Decals - Rub on Transfer Instructions)
(Click here for Auto Decals Installation Instructions)

Step 1: GET READY

Pick a spot. Fathead wall decals adhere well to smooth, indoor surfaces. Recommended and NOT recommended surfaces are listed below. You want to choose a RECOMMENDED surface.

Measure. You don't want to start only to find out you don't have enough room. The dimensions are printed on the same sheet as your Fathead decal.

Unwind and relax. If you'd been rolled up and stuck in a box you'd need to relax for a bit too. Lay flat for an hour prior to application.
(We're talking about the decal, not you)

Step 2: GET CLEAN

You like clean sheets, Fathead decals like clean walls. Use a warm damp cloth to wipe down the surface and let it dry completely. DO NOT use soap or cleaning agents. They can make your decal stick poorly, which means it could fall down, and that's just ugly.

Step 3: GET HELP

No need to call 911, just get a friend. This is important if you're putting up one of our REAL.BIG. Fathead wall decals. Here's why: you'll start peeling the decal off the sheet when you realize it's as big as you… and it's sticky. When it sticks to itself, you'll say something nasty, and then you'll wish you had called that friend.

If you're putting up Fathead Jr decals or other smaller Fathead products, then going solo is OK.

Step 4: GET IT ON

With help from that friend you called, start at the top of your Fathead decal and carefully peel it from its backing.

Place one corner on the wall and slowly smooth the rest into place using minimal pressure. If you make a mistake, gently peel the decal off the wall and reposition it. Take your time and you'll do just fine.

REAL.BIG. Fathead wall decals come with a yellow plastic squeegee to help you get out any wrinkles or air bubbles. USE IT! Start from the middle of your decal and push out to the edges.

Keep the backing in case you want to move your decal to a new location.

Step 5: GET TOGETHER

Put your Fathead wall decal up in time for the big game, surprise your child with their renovated room or complete your fan cave. Whatever you choose to do with your Fathead decal, you've got to show it off! Invite your family and friends over for the big reveal and take a few pictures. Then connect with us and other fans on Facebook and Twitter.

    Recommended Surfaces:

  • Smooth Walls
  • Painted Drywall
  • Glass
  • Metal
  • Sanded Wood (without lacquer)
  • Inside, temperature controlled environments

    NOT Recommended Surfaces:

  • Freshly painted walls. Wait 30 days after painting before you put up your Fathead decal.
  • Textured Walls
  • Unpainted drywall
  • Brick
  • Cinder Block
  • Porous, textured paneling
  • Outside, non-temperature controlled environments

Fathead Street Grips

Step 1: GET A GRIP

Fathead Street Grips are made to be walked on, rained on and baked in the sun, but keep these two very important things in mind:

STREET GRIPS ARE NOT MOVABLE OR REUSABLE

DO NOT PUT YOUR STREET GRIP ON THE WALL

When applied to the right surface (see below) Street Grips can be removed without damaging the surface.

Start Flat, Stay Flat. Unroll your Street Grip sheet all the way and lay it flat for an hour before applying.

Step 2: GET RID OF THE GRIT

You've got a broom, right? Well use it. Sweep the area well before you start. If you feel the need, you can also wash the surface with water but make sure you let it dry completely. DO NOT use soap or cleaning agents. They can be bad for the adhesive and you bought this because it sticks

Step 3: GET BACKUP

Fathead Street Grips aren't just big, they're hefty as well. This is where having a buddy comes in handy. Above all, you do not want your Street Grip to get stuck to its self. That's when you start saying things you'll have to apologize for later. The only thing you want your Street Grip to grip is the surface you're putting it down on.

Step 4: GET DOWN

Remember: Street Grips are not movable or reusable so make sure you're putting it where you want it.

With help from a friend, start from one edge of your Fathead Street Grip and carefully peel it from its backing.

Your friend should be holding the side opposite you. At this point, position your Street Grip above the surface where you plan to place it. There may be some shuffling and a bit of clumsiness involved in this step.

Slowly lower your Street Grip and press it against the surface starting in the middle. Then push down and out from the middle in all directions making sure you get full contact across the entire surface. Using your feet is OK.

Step 5: GET UP…

…and admire your work. Because you put down your Fathead Street Grip in a place no one can miss, people are going to take notice. That's a good excuse to have a party, take some pictures, and break it in. Then connect with us and other fans on Facebook and Twitter.

When it comes time to clean your Street Grip, some soap, water and a scrub brush are all you need. No abrasives or power washers please!

    Recommended Surfaces:

  • Garage floors
  • Driveways
  • Sidewalks
  • Parking lots
  • Asphalt surfaces
  • Unsealed concrete
  • Pavers

    DO NOT apply your Street Grip to:

  • Walls
  • Carpeted floors
  • Sealed floors such as wood, vinyl or linoleum
  • Vehicles
  • Any surface where you answer yes or maybe to this question: "If I need to remove this sometime in the future, is it going to ruin the surface?"

Fathead Stand Outs

These are so easy it's hardly worth explaining, but basically you open the box, unfold the Stand Out and the support system automatically snaps into place. Stand it up and you're done. If that's not clear enough you can click here for slightly more detailed instructions with pictures.

REAL.BIG. Fathead Decals – Rub on Transfer

Putting up a REAL.BIG. decal with the transfer application is different from putting up one of our standard peel and stick wall decals. That's why we've created a special page just for this application method which you can access by clicking here. If you'd like to print out the installation guide, click here.

Fathead Auto Decals

Step 1: GET READY

This auto decal will make heads turn as you pull up to the tailgate or are out cruising. To ensure your decal is looking its best, plan properly.

Pick a Spot on Your Vehicle: Fathead auto decals are intended for the exterior of your vehicle and adhere best to its flat surfaces. Remember, they are removable but not reusable so make sure you are certain where you want to apply your decal.

Measure: You don't want to start only to find out you don't have enough room. Measure your decal and the area where you would like to apply it.

Let it Breathe: Unroll your auto decal sheet all the way and lay it flat for an hour before applying. Laying the decal flat helps prevent the decal from sticking to itself when you place it on your vehicle. So let it relax, make it an umbrella drink if you want to go the extra mile.

Step 2: GET CLEAN

You wouldn’t want to move into a messy home, so give your auto decal the same courtesy. Use a warm damp cloth to wipe down the surface and let it dry completely. DO NOT use soap or cleaning agents. They can reduce the adhesion of your decal, which causes peeling, and that's just ugly.

Step 3: GET HELP

No need to call 911, just get a friend. This is very important if you're putting up one of the larger size auto decals. A friend can help keep the decal from sticking to itself and assist with a smooth application.

Step 4: GET IT ON

Fathead auto decals cannot be repositioned after they are applied, so you need to be careful when placing the decal on your vehicle. Take your time and you’ll do just fine.

With help from that friend you called, start at the top of your auto decal and carefully peel it from its backing. Place one corner on the car surface and slowly smooth the rest into place using minimal pressure.

Fathead auto decals come with a yellow plastic squeegee to help you get out any wrinkles or air bubbles. USE IT! Start from the middle of your decal and push out to the edges.

Step 5: SHOW IT OFF

Now that you’ve applied your Fathead auto decal, you've got to show it off! Drive around and show off your design, your vehicle won’t be missed! When you’ve stopped to take a break, take a few pictures. Then connect with us and other fans on Facebook , Twitter, Google+ and Instagram to share your pictures.

Contact Fathead

Phone:
1-877-FATHEAD

Address:
Fathead, LLC.
715 Griswold St
Detroit, MI 48226

Email:
customerservice@fathead.com

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