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Stuff that works directly with a laser printer will have the kinds of problems described in Gwyn's answer. If you have access to an inkjet printer, you will be in business. There are clear, printable vinyl sheets that stick to a wall or window with static electricity. The media will melt in a laser printer, but they're coated to accept inkjet printing. ...


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Depends on the type of paint on the walls and the type of adhesive on the decals. In general, with normal PVA the sticker is going to end up damaging the paint either by bonding tightly and peeling it from the wall when you remove the sticker, or reacting with the paint and discolouring it over time. Some types of high gloss enamels fare better, but in ...


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In my scale modelling, I use Microscale Industries' Micro Set and Micro Sol which works great for clear decals. These products increase the adhesion and slightly dissolve the decals which allows them to conform to curved surfaces better. Once they are dry, I sand any visible decal edges very lightly with a 600 or 1200 grit sponge. Finally, I repeatedly ...


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In scale model building, I apply waterslide decals over acrylic paint all the time. Obviously, those models are plastic, so I don't cook them. Instead, I put a light covering of clear coat over them after the paint has dried, then again after the decals are in-place and air-dried. I've left uncovered decals exposed to the air without any trouble in ...


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