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Avoid graphic installation failure on Low VOC painted surfaces

Mastering Successful Wall Graphic Installs

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The Low VOC Problem

Graphic Films and Low-VOC Paints: Read This Before You Wrap Another Wall!

3M Issues New Wall Preparation Recommendations to Maximize Graphic Film Adhesion and Address Challenge of Low-VOC Paints

Installers are discovering that graphic films are not adhering to walls as reliably—a challenging and potentially costly problem. While some might assume that the adhesives in graphic films have changed, it is actually the new and changing low-VOC paint formulations that are causing the issue. The 3M™ Enhanced Adhesion Cleaning Method addresses the problem.

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Informative Articles

How Do I Test My Walls for Film Adhesion on Low VOC Paint?

There are simple steps you can follow to help make sure a film will stick to the wall the way you want it to. Follow these steps now to avoid expensive failures later.

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Useful Resources

Enhancing Film Adhesion on Low VOC Paints - It’s All In the Prep
Enhancing Film Adhesion on Low VOC Paints
3M™ Enhanced Adhesion Cleaning Method

Use this cleaning method to prepare painted wallboard for enhanced adhension of adhensive-backed film.

Instruction Bulletin 5.37

A Guide to Understanding and Applying Graphics to Common Smooth and Textured Wall Surfaces