Number Application Tips

Keep the numbers in a cool place, so they don’t get too stretchy and hard to handle.
In hot weather, they can be put in a refrigerator for 10 minutes before applying.

1st Method – Easy Soapy Water Method

Take a shallow bowl or pie pan. Add 1 drop of dish soap and 1 cup of warm water, mix together. Place your post or panel on a flat surface or table. If you are using the template for the standard or single-flag, then place the numbers on according to the pattern. Keep them in place with a small piece of masking tape. Remove the template. For the posts-equally space between the top, bottom and each number by eye or for a 3-digit address use a ruler. Attach with a piece of masking tape to hold in place. Hold the post or panel up for viewing to see if the numbers are straight or need adjusting. When it looks right, then take them off one at a time and carefully peel off the backing. Dip the number in the soapy water and put back in place, you will be able to move the number around long enough to get it straight. Then press down firmly. When finished with the first side, wait a minute and then wipe off any excess water with a soft rag and press firmly around the edges. Now repeat on the other side if you have a 2-sided product.

2nd Method – Dry Application

Place your post or panel on a flat surface or table. If you are using the template for the standard or single-flag, then place the numbers on according to the pattern. Keep them in place with a small piece of masking tape. Remove the template. For the posts-equally space between the top, bottom and each number by eye or for a 3-digit address use a ruler. Attach with a piece of masking tape to hold in place. Hold the post or panel up for viewing to see if the numbers are straight or need adjusting.

Work on the numbers one at a time. (pic 1) Separate a quarter or a third of the backing from the adhesive number by holding and separating the front from the back. (2) Cut a piece of the backing away with a pair of scissors. Let the exposed portion of the adhesive stick lightly to your finger. (3) Remove the cut portion of backing with your other hand and gently press the exposed portion in place, pressing in one direction helps chase out the air, so that you won’t have bubbles. Now the number is stuck in place. (4) Take off the masking tape, lift up the remaining portion of the number and remove the rest of the backing. (5) Hold the number up from the surface with one hand and press the number down with the other. (6) Start from the portion already tacked down and flow with the shape so you don’t stretch it. If the temperature is right it will hold its shape quite well and generally, it will flow into place as you press it down. (7) Done!

When all the numbers are in place, take a soft cloth and press down all the edges to make sure it is sealed well. Finished!   

PS the pieces of masking tape can be re-used numerous times if you lightly put them on the corner of the table as you finish the number.