When a customer walks into your office or store, the first impression sets the tone for their experience at your location. If you have pale, dingy walls and old pictures hanging on the wall, the customers’ expectations are diminished considerably and sets the mode of their thought processes. Everything from that point on during their visit will be met with skepticism. On the other hand if a client walks into your space and it is bright and vibrant with images of your products, motivational phrases, core values or images that reflect your industry, you set the tone that you are progressive, professional and proud of the business you operate. This shows your client or customer that you are on top of your game and proud to display who you are.
Elevating your space goes beyond the traditional sign. While lobo and lobby signs are always a good idea, pairing signage with vinyl graphics creates a unique and memorable interior.
Popular options are wall decals, wall wraps, custom wall murals and one-of-a-kind wallpaper. Use them to enhance the look or functionality of your office, store, restaurant or other facilities!
There are a host of options available to fit your requirements.
Custom vinyl letters: We can custom cut inspirational phrases, mottos, sentences or even longer text on smooth walls with our self-adhesive vinyl’s. There is a wide variety of colored vinyl’s available but if you have a color that is not available in the standard color selection we can print and cut the letters to your specific color.
- Wall decals: We can custom cut to any shape to meet your design needs. Our vinyl wall decals can adhere to paint or wall paper. These are great to display your logo, mascot, or products.
- Full-wall vinyl wraps: Go floor-to-ceiling and corner-to-corner with our full-wall vinyl graphics. Display larger artwork, photos or even or even restaurant murals or office wall murals with this option.
- Graphic wallpaper: Our digitally printed wallpaper is great for enhancing your décor with graphics, photos or custom pattern. Use our custom wallpaper to decorate walls in your corporate colors that commercial, off-the-shelf wallpaper selections can’t match.
Wall art can be applied on a temporary or permanent basis and on interior or exterior surfaces. From custom wallpaper on a smooth surface to graphics on a brick wall, the applications are nearly limitless. It’s important that the company you use understands that interior wall graphics pose unique challenges. If you start with the idea that you can use the same materials and techniques that work for window and auto glass or aluminum sign blanks, you’re in for problems.
Some important considerations need to be reviewed for a successful project:
Choosing The Right Vinyl
- Finish: A matte finish is important because interior lighting can produce a glare spot on glossy vinyl surfaces obscuring the text or graphic.
- Adhesive: Some vinyl’s have permanent adhesives designed for long term outdoor use. These aren’t good for interior décor, trade show graphics, or promotional retail signage. When it’s time to remove the graphic, a permanent adhesive can damage painted wall surfaces. When using digital print wall paper, some materials come pre-coated and can be misted with water and applied and some will use standard wall paper adhesive brushed on and applied just like regular wall paper.
- Surface Texture: Putting vinyl on any surface that is rough or porous seriously degrades its ability to adhere. Textured, painted walls are some of the toughest challenges in the vinyl world today. The rougher the surface, the weaker the bond with the adhesive will be. Severe textures like brick will require expensive cast vinyl that can be heated and rolled into the crevices of the surface to enhance the bond.
- Paint: Most interior walls are painted. Unlike the sign industry, there isn’t a standard vinyl-friendly paint in use on interior walls, so there are variables that can affect success. The two most common interior paints used are enamel and latex. Enamel is best because, like glass and aluminum, it provides a smooth, non-porous surface. Latex is more porous and is not as suitable for vinyl graphic application. The bigger issue with paint is out-gassing. Freshly painted walls emit gaseous solvents until the paint cures. If these gases are trapped under an applied vinyl graphic, they may cause bubbles or react chemically with the adhesive and weaken it leading to failure. Putting vinyl graphics on any freshly painted surface will lead to failure due to out-gassing of the substrate.
As you can see there are a lot of things to consider when it comes to the perfect wall graphics package; but don’t let that scare you. At Paramount Signs we will guide you through the process to get you the best looking and durable graphic possible. If you are considering upgrading your facility, give the experts at Paramount Signs a call for a free consultation.
We believe that getting you noticed is PARAMOUNT!