For the most part, this is a personal choice. Unsealed vinyl on mugs and cars can last months or even years. It also depends on the products you use and where and how you are going to be using the item. Better quality vinyl will last longer. We don’t recommend sealing vinyl on clear items like glasses or mirrored items because there is no sealant that remains truly clear and invisible. There is no need to seal t-shirts and other fabric items – the exception to this is if you are making something like a garden flag and you want it to stand up to the elements better. Check this out: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FYgCSO7ozXE
The simple answer is no. Trying to use a hair dryer to speed up the dryer time of paint or stain can cause it to dry unevenly. It may seem dry on the surface, but underneath, it is still wet. Applying vinyl on top of this could give you poor results and may not stick as well or as long as you’d like. You cannot speed up the drying time for sealant. If the instructions say it needs 28 days to cure, it needs 28 days to cure.
No. That’s one of the great things about Infusible Ink. It will never crack, peel, or flake. Because of the way it bonds to the surface, it really is permanent.
Here are 3 different ways that we like to use depending on the purpose of the item and what it’s made of: https://makersgonnalearn.com/how-to-seal-vinyl-decals/
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Hand wash only. Not dishwasher safe. Do not soak. Do not microwave. If you’re making these to sell or give as gifts, we have cut file tags that you can include with these care instructions on them: https://makersgonnalearn.com/cut_files/wine-glass-care-instructions/ https://makersgonnalearn.com/cut_files/tumbler-care-instuctions/ https://makersgonnalearn.com/cut_files/mug-care-instructions/
It’s best to wait at least 24 hours after applying your design before washing it. Do not dry clean. Turn the garment inside out before washing. Wash in cold or lukewarm water with a mild detergent. Hang to dry or use a low heat setting on your dryer. Don’t use bleach. Do not iron directly over the vinyl.
Yes, you can. Here’s how: https://makersgonnalearn.com/how-to-seal-printable-htv/