Best practices for applying laptop stickers and skins

Laptop stickers and skins are a terrific way to add some personality to your computer or tablet, as well as protect it from scratches, spills, and other damage.

Once you’ve found the perfect design for your device, all that’s left is to carefully apply it! But how can you best go about that?

We have done the research for you and have collected the best practices when it comes to applying custom laptop stickers and skins. With our tips, you will create a stunning end result.

Are you ready to learn? Then let us get started.

What are laptop stickers and skins

Both are decorative pieces of adhesive vinyl that can be applied to your laptop. They come in a variety of shapes, sizes, and colours, and can be used to protect your device from scratches and other damage.

Stickers are usually smaller than skins. With stickers, you can combine a host of different designs, especially when you opt for custom-printed stickers. On the other hand, skins feature a single larger design for your entire laptop. 

How to clean your laptop before applying a sticker or skin

Before you apply a laptop sticker or skin, it’s important to clean your laptop. This will help the sticker or skin adhere better and prevent any dirt or dust from getting trapped under it.

Use a damp cloth to clean your laptop and then dry it thoroughly. For stains that are harder to remove, use an alcohol-based cleanser.

Be sure to avoid your keyboard and outlets, as these should be kept dry at all times. Only start applying your stickers and skins once your laptop has fully dried.

Step-by-step instructions on how to apply the sticker or skin

  • Carefully remove the backing from one edge of the sticker or skin.
  • Line up the sticker or skin on your laptop and gently start to press it down onto your computer, working from the centre outwards in all directions.
  • Use a credit card or similar object to smooth out any wrinkles or air bubbles that might be trapped underneath the surface before you replace your laptop’s cover.

How to make your stickers and skins last

While it is fun to switch up the design of your laptop regularly, these stickers and skins can last a long time with proper care.

Make sure to keep your laptop in a cool, dry place. This will help keep the adhesive from becoming brittle and eventually falling off.

Also, avoid exposing your stickers and skins to extreme temperatures or direct sunlight. This can cause them to fade or peel off. Do not worry about the temperature of your laptop, though. Vinyl stickers are made to withstand temperatures of over 80 degrees Celsius.

If you need to remove the sticker or skin, use a gentle adhesive remover or rubbing alcohol. Do not try to peel it off by force, as this could damage the surface of your laptop.

Now that you know how to best apply laptop stickers and skins, it’s time to get creative and order stickers! There is something for everyone, with such a wide variety of designs and colours to choose from. Let us know your favourite design in the comments below.