- How to remove the sticker?
No modern kitchen can do without such household appliances as a refrigerator. As a rule, there is no talk of a variety of design of these units. And although today such appliances with a decoration in the form of multi-colored drawings have already appeared on sale, but not every buyer can afford its cost. But you should not despair, owners of standard white, gray and even black refrigerators can be recommended to look at your unit as an object that you can decorate at your own discretion, for example, by purchasing stickers on the refrigerator for this. Thus, it is possible to get an individualized unit, the color and decor of which will fit your own taste and preferences.
You can choose beautiful stickers with 3D image - this can be huge scarlet poppies or, for example, a bird's-eye view of the city. The choice of stickers for refrigerators is huge and diverse - you can choose them for every taste and for any kitchen interior. There are on sale stickers with appetizing fruit, sweets, cocktails. And there is - with the traditional theme of the kitchen - images of dishes and other tableware.
For lovers of folk genres in painting there are pictures "Under Khokhloma" and "under Gzhel", and who likes modern motives, stickers will do with abstract drawings.
Thus, thanks to the decor of the refrigerator, your kitchen can be individualized. The main thing, in this case, thinking of one or another version of the decor, not to go beyond the general kitchen interior and stick to the color solution in which it is made.
Decorative Vinyl Stickers We have already appreciated many, as evidenced by numerous user reviews. As a rule, people are wary of buying labels of too large an area, but, having decided on such an experiment, then they do not regret it, because they get a really beautiful updated refrigerator. Moreover, once successfully experimenting with their fridge, people begin to introduce this French decoration technology for kitchen cabinets and for a washing machine ... Thus, a fashionable lining may even be outside the kitchen. And this is understandable, because having successfully implemented one interior idea, I want to not stop at what has been achieved and continue to experiment in the same spirit.
In the apartment or in a country house with vinyl stickers, the main thing is not to overdo it, and as for the stickers on the fridge, if they are placed correctly and do not violate the look of the kitchen, they will always be the way. Such a refrigerator is no longer just a necessary household appliance in the kitchen, it will become its decoration and will completely change the kitchen atmosphere itself. And this applies not only to units with modern forms, but also to old models - you just have to think a little about how to improve the appearance of such an “old man” and work on it.
Here you can use not only a vinyl sticker, but acrylic painting, textile as a decor, decoupage and much more.
An order for a sticker can be made by first selecting it in a photo and making sure that such a refrigerator will best fit into the overall color scheme of the kitchen room, or even become its brightest object. For any kitchen, you can choose a solution that will be ideal just for her, and you can hide all defects that are present on its surface on a new unit.
More recently, it seemed that refrigerators can only be white, gray, sometimes even black, at least - exactly monochromatic, but, as it turned out, there can be much more solutions, and interior kitchen solutions only benefit from it. Now there is no need to hide the unit that does not fit the kitchen in a closet - it’s easier to decorate it with a suitable theme. An excellent choice would be, for example, decor in the form of pictures of nature - a kitchen with such appliances will become visually more spacious and as if freshen up. And this is a much more acceptable option than just a white spot on the general background of color kitchen design.
And there is always a choice of how exactly you would like to see your refrigerator, and what was its disadvantage yesterday could be its biggest advantage today.
How to properly stick a vinyl sticker on the fridge:
- First you need to bring the surface in perfect cleanliness and level it. If the old unit has scratches or rust, they must be cleaned and puttied.
- Then free the surface from all pens, seals, stops and emblems.
- Before proceeding to pasting, you need to make a pattern of the door of paper, and already on this pattern cut the necessary pattern on the film.
- The film will lie more smoothly if the surface onto which it is glued is moistened.
- When starting to work, it is necessary to carefully separate the paper base from the most pasted film.
- Pasting starts from the top of the refrigerator by overlaying the adhesive with a sticky layer, leaving a small allowance at the top.
- You will get rid of the formation of bubbles, if you use a soft cloth to press the sticker to the surface.
- The paper base is removed slowly and very carefully, and the sticky part of the film is glued to the door of the refrigerator.
- At the corners of the film should be cut and gently fill, using for this purpose, the door seal.
How to stick a sticker on the refrigerator, see the following video.
How to remove the sticker?
If this is a vinyl sticker, then it will not be very difficult to remove, which cannot be said about other type of stickers. It is usually enough to start pulling the film over the edge, and it can be easily removed. In this case, the surface from which the film was removed will need to be further washed, for which the usual dishwashing detergent is suitable. But it happens that a large sticker on the area, which has been hanging on the door for quite a long time, is not so easily removed. It may come off in pieces, there may be noticeable stains with glue under it. Here, in order to remove the film, you will have to use a hairdryer.. Simply heat the film over the entire surface with hot air. It will take only a few minutes, but then the film will easily lag behind the surface, and, together with the glue.
But also in this case, wash up the surface freed from the film.
In the case of a paper sticker, the fuss will be much more than it was in the case of a vinyl sticker. Warming up with a hair dryer here will be useless. The paper does not have the plasticity that the vinyl has, and therefore it will be torn away when heated, and the glue will still remain on the surface. The most appropriate solution for peeling off is wetting such a surface.. This is done by putting a rag soaked in hot water to it. It should lie on the surface for about fifteen minutes, after which it will be possible to get rid of the paper layer using a hard brush. After that, it will still be necessary to treat the surface with soda or simply with washing powder to get rid of the layer of glue remaining on it.
Solvent should not be used for this purpose, because it can damage the enamel layer.
You can also use another popular method to remove labels. You can put them on the oil of plant origin. But if a large area sticker is applied, it will be inconvenient to apply an oil compress to it, especially if it is vertical. Therefore, you can do it differently: put on the picture petroleum jelly or any other fat. It is absorbed into the paper and will lead to the dissolution of the glue, so that the sticker can be easily removed. As a rule, applying Vaseline alone is not enough and it is done several times, but this method is still easier than scrubbing the stickers with a brush. It should be borne in mind that the laminating film, if it is on a paper label, must be removed before processing, as a rule, it is not difficult.
Modern manufacturers of household chemicals have a lot of suggestions on how to remove stickers from refrigerators. Perhaps the most potent remedy is "Stick remover", but you can't find it in a regular store - you need to order it online. This tool is highly toxic, and therefore to work with it must be carefully prepared: the room must be well ventilated, and your hands and airways should be protected.
In addition, the old stickers will help to remove other compounds - they are more accessible, and for health is not so dangerous. These are tools such as Mr. Muscle (spray), as well as SA8 Solutions and Profam2000. "Mr. Muscle" can be purchased at any hardware store, and two other tools - in automotive stores.