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29 S T A R T H E R E 2 0 1 9 "The same approach applies when it comes to alignment and setup," he says. "However, on a textured wall it will be easier to remove larger portions of the liner due to the minimal points of contact. Instead of squeegeeing down with pressure, you'll heat the film to zero tension and roll over with a foam roller to apply the film." Valade points out that interior wall wrap jobs are typically easier than external wall wrap assignments because the interior jobs rarely require lamination and are usually smaller and less labor intensive. "Interior wall wrap jobs also take place within indoor, controlled environments, so you won't have worry as much the effects of the elements." Joe Walton of 3M notes that floor graphics are another option. (Image courtesy of 3M) (Image courtesy of Brand Ink) " Once the entire wall is wiped down, take an extra piece of scrap vinyl and see how it adheres to the wall when applied. This adhesion test will show you how intensely you need to clean the wall. If the surface has been cleaned, but adhesion is poor, you may need to spray the wall to soak, dry and spray again, this time wiping the wall thor- oughly. This sweating process helps remove toxins and inconsistencies in the wall that may cause failures." —Joe Walton, 3M Commercial Solutions Division PREPPING A WALL FOR A WRAP

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