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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 for metal containers doesn’t need to be a challenge!

We supply custom vinyl stickers that can be used on spray painted metal surfaces such as:

vinyl stickers for metal Yorkshire Containers LTD metal sticker Stickers for use on metal surfaces






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 and sizes. To ensure that the stickers adhere to the metal surfaces, they are printed on a high-tack adhesive vinyl. Vinyl 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, apply them in warm temperatures, not on cold days or in freezing temperatures. They can withstand these low temperatures once applied correctly. Please also make sure the surface is clean, dry, grease and rust free before application.

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.

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 contact our team.

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