Brick, cement, stucco, cinder blocks, rock walls, and a variety of other rough surfaces were once off-limits for printed graphics. Not anymore, thanks to new highly conformable cast vinyl on the market. These products are designed to conform to “hard-to-stick” and textured masonry surfaces.
About the Media
Cast vinyl is made to conform. It can be produced in very thin sheets such as 2 mil thickness, which is popular for these rough surface wrap products. It comes in matte or gloss finishes. Print media made for rough surfaces should have a high tack and permanent adhesive.
Different Types of Rough Wall Wraps
Indoor – Rough surface wrap vinyl for indoor surfaces in commonly applied to painted brick, cement or block walls.
Outdoor – Lamination is recommended to extend the lifespan of the graphic. 6 months to 1 year application time can be expected when coupled with a high-performance overlaminate.
Why wrap a rough surface?
These wraps can mimic painted graphics and be a very effective form of advertising. They have a big visual impact, making them suitable for a variety of applications, both commercial and non-commercial such as art or home decor.
Graphics for rough surfaces are also very versatile since they can be applied to a variety of textures. Walls that were once impossible to cover can now feature a graphic – making them look amazingly refined. Add a logo to any rough wall in a business setting for and see the results for yourself.
Installation is relatively easy, but best left to a professional for larger graphics or full wall mural applications. Tools required include a heat gun, roller, and an xacto knife.