We currently only use Oracal brand products. They are considered the standard in the vinyl sign industry, and we would rather not chance using a sub-standard product just to save a buck.
The indoor vinyl we use, Oracal 631, is rated to last 3 years indoors. Oracal 651, our outdoor vinyl, is rated to last 5-6 years under normal conditions. Extreme heat or cold will shorten the lifespan of the vinyl.
No, the decals are die cut and do not have a background. Whatever surface you apply the decal to will become the background.
Due to variations in how computer monitors display colors, actual color of your decal may vary slightly. If you would like a sample of the material, please contact us.
The price would be dependent on the size of the decal, as well as the complexity of the design. Please contact us for a quote on your custom project.
We have thousands of designs. Unfortunately we cannot list them all on our site, though we may try! Contact us with what you are looking for and we will see if we have the design(s) on hand.
The decals are easy to apply. Just peel the backing paper off the decals, leaving the decal stuck to the application tape(masking tape). Apply to a clean surface. Go over the decal with a straight edge, such as a credit card or a squeegee, to ensure the decal adheres to the app tape. Gently remove the application tape, pulling slow at a downward angle.
The occasional air bubble can be expected when applying vinyl decals. Luckily, removing bubbles is not difficult Using a simple straight pin, pop the bubble and then press the air out. A very sharp razor blade can be used as well. Vinyl is self-healing and most small bubbles, under normal outdoor conditions, will shrink away over time.
Yes, they are permanent until you choose to remove them.
Lay the decal down on a table and go over it again with a credit card or squeegee. Turn the decal over and peel the backing paper from the decal.
When the decal is on glass, slide a razor blade under the decal and peel the decal back. Use Goo Gone, or another adhesive remover, to remove the residue. For other surfaces, use your finger/fingernail to pull up the decal and pull in a downward motion at an angle. Using a hair dryer to heat the decal also aids in loosening the adhesive.
Yes, we include a set of instructions for installing your decal.
The decal should be fine for up to 6 months. It is highly recommended that you apply the decal sooner than later though, usually wihin 24-48 hours of receipt.
Yes, the decals can be applied to certain types of wallpaper. Please request a sample to check that it will work in your case.
Our vinyl decals can be applied to most any smooth surface. Walls, glass, appliances, laptops, etc. If applying to interior walls, be sure to check what type of paint is on the wall. Paints designed to resist staining and allow for easier cleaning often have issues with the vinyl adhering to the surface.
Extra precaution should be used when applying wall graphics to “Low VOC” or "Zero VOC" paints as these paints may exhibit lower adhesion levels. Surfaces to which the material will be applied must be thoroughly cleaned from dust, grease or any contamination which could affect the adhesion of the material. Freshly lacquered or painted surfaces should be completely cured. The compatibility of selected lacquers and paints should be tested by the user, prior to application of the material. Films with structured surface are naturally more sensitive than the unstructured. Please request a sample if you are worried about the decal adhering to your paint.
No, once the vinyl decal is bonded to the surface, it will withstand the heat & humidity in your bathrooms. Please note that prolonged exposure to very high humidity will degrade the adhesive over time.
Generally, as long as the decal does not obstruct the driver's vision you should be fine. As with most legal issues, please check with your local authorities/municipality. We cannot be held liable for issues concerning placement of your decal, so please check before you order.
No, it will not "harm" the paint. The decal adhesive will not have any effect on the paint. One thing to be concerned with is applying decals to freshly-painted vehicles. As the paint cures, gases are released and this will affect how the decal adheres to the surface. Another concern is when a decal sits on your vehicle for many years and you want to remove the decal. The paint underneath the decal may appear to be newer, as the paint around the decal will be subject to fading from being exposed to the elements.
Windshield wipers will not harm the decal. Keep in mind though, if you live in an area with harsh weather, where heavy dirt and ice are commonly on your windows, then this may affect the longevity of the decal.
Yes, the decal will withstand an automated car wash. If you are washing the vehicle yourself with a pressure washer, just be careful when working around the decal. Do not apply pressure to the decal for a continuous amount of time at close ranges.
Oracal 651, the vinyl we use for outdoor decals, is rated from -40 to +176 degrees Fahrenheit. It is highly recommended that you apply the vinyl decal when the temperature is between 45 and 80 degrees Fahrenheit, to ensure the adhesive bonds to the surface.
Currently we accept all major credit cards and PayPal. As demand dictates, we will look at adding other methods.
Payment is due upon placing your order. During checkout you will be prompted to choose your payment method.
Coupons codes, if available, can be found on the internet. They are used for marketing purposes and are not given out directly to consumers. Social media is a good place to find active promotions.
Yes, our checkout page is secured by an SSL certificate, which encrypts your personal information. In addition, we do not store any payment information.
Yes, we offer quantity discounts. If you are interested in purchasing a large number of decals, please contact us for a quote.
Yes, we do offer our products/services to municipalities. Please have your purchasing department contact us to discuss options.
We ship all decals through the USPS.
We strive to get each and every order shipped within 1-2 business days. If this will not happen, we will contact you immediately. We cannot be held liable for issues with the USPS.
Yes, all shipments include delivery confirmation. You will be provided the tracking information when shipment of your order is confirmed.
If our standard delivery methods are not sufficient, please contact us for options to expedite your order. Additional costs may apply.
It's quite simple, we will provide a a quality product and exceptional service.
Madd Cave is a name my daughter and I came up with for the family room in our home. Her name is Madelyn, so we put a spin on man cave and called our area "The Madd Cave". It just seemed natural when deciding on a business name, as it is a family operation.
Madd Cave Decals is located in Prospect, Connecticut. You can send all fan mail to:
Madd Cave Decals LLC
PO Box 7262
Prospect, CT 06712