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G R A P H I C S - P R O. C O M F E B R U A R Y 2 0 2 3 • G R A P H I C S P R O 1 9 terms, it basically means you will have a tough time sticking graphics to walls that have these types paints on them. When working on a wall with low VOC paint, we recommend using the 3M 'enhanced cleaning method.' is process helps to build the adhesion levels so the graphic will stay on the wall better. Allen says distilled water and a 70/30 mix of isopropyl alcohol are recom- mended for prep. "Once the entire wall is wiped down, take an extra piece of scrap vinyl and see how it adheres to the wall when applied. is 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 thoroughly. is sweating process helps remove tox- ins and inconsistencies in the wall that may cause failures." How do you choose the right film? Daniel Valade, product manager, Color Products and Cutters at Roland DGA, Irvine, California, says when selecting the film to use for a specific job, be sure to National Hellenic Museum Mural of Dr. King wrapped in Avery Dennison MPI 2611 wall film by GMediaWraps. (Image courtesy of Avery Dennison) Joe Walton of 3M says choosing the correct film depends on how long the customer wants the film to stay on. (Image courtesy of 3M)

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