Viva Decor GmbH, Germany

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Viva Decor GmbH, Bad Salzuflen

Tips and Hints

Processing and matching substrates

For our products, we use pictograms that show special processing information, product features and their appropriate substrates. The following list will give you a brief overview.

Care and maintenance

Stir well before useStir well before use

Products with this symbol must be stirred well before use until all the ingredients have mixed well and a uniform color is obtained.

Shake well beforeShake well

Products with this symbol are liquid and must be shaken strongly before use, to mix all ingredients.

Protect from moistureProtect from moisture

Products with this symbol are not waterproof or water resistant. As a consequence, they should be protected from moisture.

 

weatherproofWeatherproof

Products with this pictogram are weather resistant. This means that objects coated with it are suitable also for outdoor use (if the ground is also suitable for outside as well).

waterproofWaterproof

Products with this pictogram are rainproof and washable. However, you should not clean them in the dishwasher.

Washable at 30° CWashable at 30° C

Products with this pictogram are washable in the washing machine at 30 degrees Celsius, if the textile itself is washable as well.

IroningIroning

Products with this symbol should be ironed. We recommend the additional use of ironing paper.

No tumble dryerNo tumble dryer

Products with this pictogram should not be tumble dried.

Hand washableHand washable

Products with this pictogram are  only hand washable.

Dry flatDry flat

Products with this symbol should be dried laying flat after application in order to achieve optimal results.

No microwaveNo microwave

Products with this pictogram must not be used in the microwave.

OvenOven

Products with this pictogram must be cured in the oven.


Processing / handling

pinselPainting

Products with this pictogram are paintable and are suitable for processing with a brush.

penDirectly applyable from the pen

Products with this symbol can be applied directly from the pen (as a painting tool).

stempelnStamping

Products with this symbol can be used especially for stamping. Please observe here the conditions for surfaces.

 

tupfenWiping

Products with this symbol can be dabbed or wiped with a sponge. For dabbing, a sponge brush can be used.

stupf-pinselDabbing

Products with this symbol can be dabbed with a sponge brush. With a sponge brush you are able to spread the color very good.

spachtelnFilling with a palette knife

Products with this pictogram are usually somehow pasty and therefore are particularly well-suited for filling with a palette knife.

 

Apply with a rollerApply with a roller

Products with this pictogram are suitable for large areas and can be applied with a roller.

schleifenSanding

Products with this pictogram can be sanded with sandpaper when dry.

formbarShaping

Products with this pictogram are so solid that they can take any desired shape and are excellent suited for punching.

 

Roll outRoll out

Products with this pictogram can be rolled out flat.

processing with a pasta makerPasta maker

For products with this pictogram, we recommend processing with a pasta maker.

Shape formShape form

Products with this pictogram can be embossed.


Surfaces

untreated and dried woodWood

Products with this pictogram are suitable to process with untreated and dried wood.

StoneStone

Products with this pictogram are suitable to process with stones. They are generally weather proof.

CanvasCanvas

Products with this pictogram are suitable to process using canvas.

 

CardboardCardboard

Products with this pictogram are suitable to process on absorbent surfaces, such as paper or cardboard.

glasswareGlass for decoaration

Products with this pictogram are suitable for glasses and bottles. They are not suitable for window panes.

ceramicCrockery / Chinaware

These products are suitable to process on non-absorbent surfaces such as ceramic and porcelain.

 

clay and terracottaClay / terracotta

Products with this pictogram are suitable to process on surfaces such as clay and terracotta.

WallWall

Products with this symbol are particularly suited to decorate walls or other large, smooth surfaces.

PlasticPlastic

Products with this pictogram are suitable to process on plastic. Please also follow the use instructions.

 

Textiles / FabricsTextiles / Fabrics

Products with this pictogram are suitable to process on textiles. Please also refer to use instructions indicated on the fabrics.

suitable for window panesWindow panes

Products with this pictogram are washable and therefore suitable for window panes.
Please note the respective care instructions.

LeatherLeather

Products with this pictogram are suitable for leather and leather-like, synthetic textiles.