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  • which vinyl is suitable for bouncy castles?

    Posted by eddie cotter on February 5, 2002 at 4:06 pm

    I have about 60 signs to do for bouncy castles, the rough size will be, 5"x 16".
    red letters on white vinyl background,
    can any one advise me on the right stuff to
    use as i dont want the vinyl falling of after a few weeks. thanks in advance
    eddie cotter.

    Mark Shipley replied 19 years, 1 month ago 6 Members · 7 Replies
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  • Mike Brown

    February 5, 2002 at 5:26 pm

    Not totaly my bag this sort of thing Eddie…

    but I’ve used a number of ‘banner’ vinyls over the years and found most to be less than perfect, most of ’em grip and twist but hate any real abuse…

    In the past what I have done is used the vinyl paintmask instead and then bought the colours I need and painted the detail on using curtain-sider lorry signwriters paint and thinners. These are specially formulated to do the job and are virtually indestructable as a way of lettering banners and the like. With the special thinners the paint sets off in only 5-10 minutes and is cured over night.

    I know I’m probably going up the wrong tree here but hope it helps.


    "…we who paint pictures in the minds of passers-by, we who with temptation hold the eye…"

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  • Robert Lambie

    February 5, 2002 at 6:48 pm

    mikes right eddie the banner vinyl is crap for this type of thing.
    he is also right in saying that applying a paint mask and stenciling it in with ink. (i use sericol ink) is the best longest lasting method of lettering a bouncy castle.
    my suggestion however is use truck vinyl.
    now this is not banner vinyl but looks and feels the same. when asking for it you must say its not banner vinyl im after its definately curtain sider truck vinyl.
    there are only a handful of dealers do it.
    3M do it. (very expensive)
    but i use APA for it. they have a limited colour range but this stuff is very strong and sticky as hell.
    if you need any more info let me know.

  • steve

    February 6, 2002 at 11:57 am

    Good stuff guys but how can i stop smudging the lettering every time i pass it on the way up and again on the way down
    i always spill the paint when i land!……..

  • Deleted User

    Deleted User
    February 8, 2002 at 12:18 am

    just use the non-drip stuff sabaru.
    and just think on the way up you can get all the high letters done without a ladder. 🙂

  • steve

    February 8, 2002 at 9:48 am

    Thanks Rachel you yanks think of everything hows business in the Apple?

  • eddie cotter

    February 8, 2002 at 7:24 pm

    Nice one, thanks for the help, eddie

  • Mark Shipley

    June 13, 2005 at 1:04 pm


    Which Sericol ink have you used on a bouncy castle?

    Thanks in advance.


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