IOD Transfers

"Even in literature and art, no man who bothers about originality will ever be original:
whereas if you simply try to tell the truth (without caring twopence how often it has been told before)
you will, nine times out of ten, become original without ever having noticed it."
~ C. S. Lewis

Prep your surface well before attempting to apply the transfer.

IOD Décor Transfers are delicate, so care must be taken when applying:

  • Keep your transfer with its backing sheet until you are ready to apply.
  • Keep free of dust or debris, which will interfere with adhesion.
  • Do not allow the adhesive side of transfer to touch anything prior to application.
  • When handling the transfer, avoid letting the adhesive side touch itself (don’t do in a windy environment).
  • Do not store transfer in extreme temperatures or humid conditions, which can affect adhesion.
  • You can cut apart the transfers and use all or part.
  • Transfers come in black or white.
  • The clear edges may show, depending on the color of the paint below. Waxing may accentuate these clear edges, so water based topcoat is best.


  • Start with a clean, dry, matte surface.
  • If painted, make sure it’s well cured, and if you have sanded the paint make certain there is no residual dust. All of these things will interfere with adhesion.
  • Carefully remove the transfer from its white backing. Slowly and carefully lower the transfer onto your intended surface, making sure that it does not touch until the placement is correct. Use small pieces of low tack tape to hold it in place.
  • Using the provided tool, or one of your choice, start at one end of the transfer and rub firmly to adhere the image to the surface. Depending on the image, you may want to start in the middle. Do this until the entire image is transferred.
  • If any parts aren’t transferred when you lift, simply lay it back down and rub more on that portion.
  • After it is transferred, with a clean dry hand, smooth down any bits that aren’t flatly adhered.
  • Seal with a water based sealer.