Any wall that Opti-Rite® Lite will be installed on should be a non-porous surface that is clean, smooth and painted. If wall is freshly painted, allow paint to dry fully and cure for an appropriate amount of time. Curing times vary and can be weeks long, refer to your paint's manufacturer for more information.
Installation of Opti-Rite® is best done by at least two people. Please fully read these instructions before beginning installation.
If you have any questions or concerns please call our customer service dept. at 866-366-1500 before beginning installation.
Begin installation by trimming your Opti-Rite® material to size. Measure out the desired amount of material and trim using a straight edge. Opti-Rite® is shipped with some excess material to aid in installation. Normally, you would only need to trim the two cut ends.
Using a level and pencil measure and lightly mark where the top edge of the Opti-Rite® will be installed. Mark just above where it will hang so that no pencil marks will show through after installation.
Unroll Opti-Rite Material and tape onto the wall with the release liner still attached to the back of the material, making sure that you are lining up just under marks
you made. Tape corners of Opti-Rite® and tape vertically down the center. Now from the center line, tape across the top and bottom of one half of the material. (See fig 1.) The un-taped side will be the first portion to be adhered to the wall. Double check placement of material to ensure that it is level and placed properly. This will act like a hinge (one half of the material should be fixed to the wall while one will be free to be worked with.)
Pull back the half of material that is not taped across the top and carefully peel back the release liner to the center point of the material. (See Fig. 2)
Using scissors trim off the peeled liner. Using spray bottle mixture mist back side of peeled material. (Use just enough spray so that you can run a clean finger on adhesive side of material without it being sticky.)
With one person holding the far corners of the peeled material work the material onto the wall from the center out, to the top and bottom, applying light pressure at this point. (See Fig. 3) Work across in this manner making sure that you are smoothing out any air bubbles. Continue this process to the edge where the second person is holding the material. Now using squeegee repeat this process to gently work out any air bubbles.
Tape the top edge of the material that you just applied and un-tape the top edge of the un-applied material. Peel off the remaining release liner making sure not to peel off too much of the material that was just installed. Repeat previous step to install this side. Remember to gently work out any bubbles at first lightly with your hand and then with the squeegee.