How to Apply a Bumper Sticker 

Looking to personalise your car and simultaneously show off some personality? Considering ways to bring awareness to your brand? Allow us to introduce you to custom bumper stickers.

Whether you are promoting your favourite sports team or your own business, custom bumper stickers are an easy way to show off your personality and brand voice while on the go. Solidify your design using a custom bumper sticker maker, like our easy-to-use online interface. You can design, print, and apply it to your car—it’s that simple. 

While applying a bumper sticker to your car seems straightforward, it is crucial to ensure you do it correctly. One tiny error in your application can lead to improper adhesion or crooked placement. That is why we have put together this handy how-to guide on applying bumper stickers—the correct way.

Bumper Sticker Application Steps

Step One: Ensure Your Surface Is Clean

An unclean surface will prevent your bumper sticker from sticking properly. se a non-abrasive car cleaner to wipe down the surface you intend for your sticker to stick to. 

A surface free of debris, dust, or dirt will provide better adhesion and benefit proper placement.

Step Two: Confirm Where You Want Your Bumper Sticker to Go 

Is your bumper full of stickers? Will this be the only sticker? Decide where you want your sticker to go before attempting to apply it. 

Regardless of how big your bumper sticker is, we highly recommend using a tape measure to determine the area you want to cover prior to application. This will ensure your bumper sticker will fit perfectly with no mishaps. 

Step Three: Peel the Backing Off

Once you have thoroughly cleaned the surface of your bumper and confirmed where you want your sticker placed, it’s time to peel off the backing paper. Take your time with this, because patience is your friend! 

The slower you proceed with this part of the process, the less likely you are to leave fingerprints on the back of the sticker - especially if you’ve chosen a transparent material - and lessen the strength of the adhesive.

Step Four: Apply the Sticker 

Apply the sticker in its designated spot using care and precision. Once you have placed it, gently press down. Press towards the centre of the sticker and smooth from the centre to the outer edges. This will push out any air bubbles and result in a smooth appearance.

There you have it! A perfectly placed bumper sticker. 

Looking to Custom Design a Bumper Sticker?

If you want to custom design your own bumper sticker, look no further than Sticker It. With an array of designs, materials, and shapes to choose from, you can rest assured that you are in good hands. Our team of expert designers and our easy-to-use online designer will ensure that your design is printed to perfection, taking your vision from ideation to reality.

Want to learn how to place window decals properly? Read our latest blog for our how-to guide on how to efficiently and successfully apply window decals.

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