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DIY Wood Grain Laptop Vinyl Wraps

DIY Wood Grain Laptop Wraps

Got a scratched laptop? Don't want to pay as much as $80 for a precut laptop or MacBook skin? Pick up a sheet of Rwraps™ Wood Grain vinyl wrap film and get a great, custom look for as little as $20 altogether! Wood not your thing? See our full line of laptop wraps but, in the meantime, check out the tutorial below. Take a look at our 5-step how-to below and get the one-of-a-kind look of a woodgrain laptop!

Supplies You'll Need

  • Rwraps™ Wood Grain Vinyl Wrap
  • Cleaning Spray (Rapid Prep)
  • An Exacto Blade or Scissors
  • Cutting Mat or Cutting Board
  • Ruler (Optional)
  • Squeegee or Library Card

Step 1: Measure Your Laptop

Measure your laptop to determine how much you'll need. Most people will find that a 24-inch by 24-inch sheet of film is more than enough for the upper lid. If you want to do both the lid and the inside be sure to get enough film for both.

Step 2: Clean, Peel and Apply

Clean your laptop with Rapid Prep or other cleaning solution. Ensure that the surface is completely dry and free of dirt before you apply vinyl. Peel the Rwraps™ Wood Grain Wrap from the paper backing. Lay vinyl lightly over laptop as shown.

Step 3: Trim Your Vinyl

Trimming to fit is probably the most difficult part of the process but it's really no big deal. There are really two more steps to Step 3: Step 3a & 3b.

Step 3a: Using a pair of scissors first make a rough cut in the shape of the laptop being sure to leave at least 3/4 of an inch if you want to wrap the film around the corners (like on MacBook's).

Step 3b: Next, use an Exacto blade to make the finishing, fine cuts. If cutting directly on laptop apply light pressure to avoid damage.

Step 4: Make Detailed Cuts (Optional)

This is an optional step but, by making detailed cuts like the one shown, you'll add more character and depth to the wrap so we definitely recommend it.

Step 5: Squeegee the Wood Grain Wraps onto the Laptop

Now that you've made all of your cuts and trimmed the wrap you can squeegee the wrap on. Start from the center and work out towards the edges. If bubbles or creases appear lift the vinyl up and gently apply pressure with outward strokes.

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