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How to get vinyl stickers to stick to metal


Applying vinyl stickers on metal surfaces


Are you finding your stickers won’t stick to metal surfaces? Do you have shipping containers or plant hire machinery that needs to be branded?

Finding durable stickers doesn’t need to be a challenge!

There are vinyl stickers that can be used on spray painted metal surfaces such as:

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For them to be suitable for use on these items the vinyl stickers will need to be:

  • Durable
  • Waterproof
  • Light-fast
  • Waterproof
  • Strong adhesive


Screenprint & Display print a huge number of outdoor stickers for use on spray painted metal surfaces, in all shapes & sizes. To ensure that the stickers adhere to the metal surfaces, they are printed on a high-tack adhesive vinyl, that is both waterproof and can withstand a range of temperatures. (For further details of temperatures please request a specification sheet).

To ensure stickers adhere to the metal surface they need to be applied in warm temperatures (not on cold days or in freezing temperatures, although they can withstand these once applied correctly) and the surface needs to be clean, dry, grease and rust free.

Regarding light-fast stickers, there are factors that will affect how long the inks will last outdoors, this includes the amount of direct sunlight that they are exposed to, and the inks used. Here at Screenprint & Display we offer different methods of printing including screenprinting, so please speak to our team for further advice on 01347 823 230.

When durability is key, e.g. on plant hire, where the stickers are likely to become scratched, it may be worth considering over laminating the stickers, this seals the ink with a protective layer.

To find out more about how to get your stickers to stick to metal, get prices or to request a sticker sample – please call our team on 01347 823 230.



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