can you epoxy over vinyl decals?

Can you epoxy over vinyl decals? In this article, we’ll be looking at how to apply epoxy over vinyl, as well as some tips and tricks for getting the best result.

Can you epoxy over vinyl decals on tumblers?

Yes, you can epoxy over vinyl decals on tumblers. An epoxy is a good option for protecting your decals from the tumbler because it won’t affect the ink or design of your decal.

The epoxy will also protect your tumbler from any damage that may occur when washing or drying it in the future.

If you decide to use epoxy to protect your vinyl decals, make sure that you’re using an interior-grade clear coat so that no bubbles form underneath your design when curing.

Can you epoxy over a decal?

You can epoxy over a decal. To do this, you need to make sure that the decal is not damaged and clean. The surface you want to apply the epoxy on must also be clean and dry.

Can you epoxy over vinyl lettering?

You can use epoxy to seal vinyl lettering. This will protect the lettering from moisture, scratches and some chemicals.

Epoxy seals are much more durable than other types of decals. The downside is that they require a longer curing time than most other adhesives, which means you’ll have to plan ahead when using this adhesive if you want your decal to stick properly.

You can apply epoxy directly onto the lettering by hand or with an epoxy dispenser gun or syringe (see video).

If applying by hand, make sure all surfaces are clean and dry before applying a thin coat of epoxy on each side of the vinyl piece being sealed; let dry for 10 minutes before repeating with another coat if needed.

If using an epoxy dispenser gun or syringe, dispense about ¼ oz (7 mL) at 50 psi (pounds per square inch) onto both sides of each piece being sealed; let dry for 30 minutes before repeating with another coat if needed.

Can also be used as a clear sealant over painted surfaces such as metal or plastic without affecting coloration/gloss level significantly!

Can you put resin over vinyl?

You can absolutely put resin over vinyl, but it’s not as simple as just putting resin on top of the vinyl. Here’s what you should know:

  • You’ll need to scrape off the old decal glue. There are two ways to go about this: scraping with a razor blade, or using Goo Gone (or similar). The first option is more labor-intensive and will take longer because you have to attend to each individual sticker separately. The second option is much faster and easier if you have multiple stickers covering your surface. It may work better than scraping, depending on how thick your decals are; if they’re already pretty thin or worn out/peeling away from their backing, then Goo Gone could be all it takes!
  • If there’s any residue left from gluing down those old decorations and their adhesives haven’t completely dried up yet (but not too wet), don’t worry about getting them all off with just one go—you’ll probably need several coats of gel medium before any epoxy layer will stick properly anyway! If possible wait until everything has dried out fully before applying anything else over top though–this helps prevent lifting issues later on down the line when epoxying as well

Can you put stickers under epoxy?

You can put stickers under epoxy, but you may want to consider the following tips:

  • Signs and decals are made of vinyl. Vinyl is a plastic material that will become soft when heated and then harden again when it cools. Epoxy resin has the same basic properties; however, it’s not as flexible as vinyl so you could end up with a thin film that sticks to your surface instead of developing its own shape.
  • When applying any type of sticker onto an acrylic or glass piece, make sure there is enough room around it so that once it’s been heated/melted (depending on what product you’re using), it won’t pull away from its position on your surface

How do you seal vinyl with epoxy?

This is a great question and it’s one I get asked quite a bit. Vinyl decal projects are some of my favorites to work on and here’s why: You can just slap them over any surface, from walls to furniture. But what if you want to seal the vinyl decal so it doesn’t fade or crack?

To do this, simply apply a coat of clear epoxy resin with an applicator brush or roller (this will give you an even coating).

Let dry completely before applying another coat if needed. Once dry, lightly sand with fine-grit sandpaper to remove any bumps and ripples on the surface, and then apply two more coats as described above (don’t forget this step!).

Can you clear coat over vinyl decals?

The clear coat is not recommended for vinyl. It can cause the vinyl to peel, bubble, lift, crack and discolor. You should only use a clear coat if you are willing to throw away your sticker after it has been applied.

A clear coat is so damaging to vinyl stickers because it causes them to become more flexible over time as they absorb moisture from the air around them.

How do I keep my vinyl from lifting under epoxy?

Here are some tips so that your vinyl will stick to the epoxy:

  • Use a high-quality epoxy. Epoxies come in different grades and qualities. The more expensive, the better. If you don’t know what to use, start with an adhesive sealer like 3M Fastbond 3045 or Devcon 5 Minute Epoxy.
  • Make sure your vinyl is clean. Dirt can prevent adhesion between the two materials; make sure it’s free of any contaminants before applying either one!


We hope this guide has helped you understand how to keep your vinyl decals in place and protected. If you have any questions, we’re happy to help!

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Martin Flood

Martin Flood has been working in the construction industry for over 20 years as a general contractor with expertise in remodeling projects that are large or small. He has furthered his career by specializing in epoxy resin flooring, providing excellent service to both commercial and residential clients. Martin’s experience enables him to offer professional advice on how to choose the right type of project based on your needs and budget.

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