Door Wraps are a hugely popular product, transforming plain flat doors into colourful, more recognisable doors. They are particularly useful in Dementia Care Home environments, helping to reduce anxiety and disorientation amongst patients.
Every Door Wrap order includes a free Applicator Squeegee as seen in the video.
Dementia Friendly Door Wraps transform plain corridors into a brighter environment. They have been shown to aid navigation, trigger reminiscence and enhance positivity amongst patients, staff and visitors.
Our Dementia Door Wraps are made to any size and to any design you choose. Our graphic designers will work with you to create superb custom designs to suit your environment. Any design can be produced in a wide range of colours.
This revolutionary material is flame retardant and biocidal, complying with strict health and safety and hygiene regulations.
How to fit a Dementia door wrap
You can only apply a wrap to flat doors. Doors must have a smooth flat surface. If unsure whether a wrap will adhere to your door, try using some sellotape or similar and test if the surface will accept adhesion.
If you are still unsure, please contact us, and we can send a sample of the material out ion the post for you to test.
Please read of step by step guide on how to apply a Dementia dor wrap below. It would be advisable to watch our video first before applying.
Make sure that your door is clean and free of grease, fingerprints and other contaminants.
Remove handles, hardware and letterboxes etc.
Clean the surface with a de-greaser, methylated spirits of similar. Do not use turps as turps is oily and your door will not stick.
Using masking tape your door wrap into position. Your doors will be supplied with 10mm overlap on each edge. Use a piece of tape to stick into place at the top of the door. Make sure the wrap overlaps the door by 10mm at the top. Do the same at the bottom of the door taping into position. It’s ok for the tape to attach to the door frame. Now adjust your tape, so each edge of the door has approx 10mm overlap. Now your door is in position peel of x2 lengths of masking tape approx 8-10 inches. Place the lengths of masking tape on each side of the wrap, so the left-hand side and right-hand side approx 1 foot from the top. Adding the tape of each side has now created a horizontal hinge. Cut through the top piece of tape which is holding the door in position at the top and let the vinyl hang down over itself showing the backing. Carefully peel away the backing paper up to the hinge. Cutaway the backing tape horizontally using a craft knife. You are ready to apply the top section.
Holding the vinyl between forefingers and thumb, carefully hold the wrap up and over the top piece of tape you have just cut away. Hold a hands width away from the door. Working from the hinge upwards start to apply the vinyl. Apply the vinyl using strokes left and right working out from the middle. If a crease appears in the vinyl, then carefully re-lift and reapply. Once the top section is applied, you will now apply the bottom section.
Remove horizontal masking tape hinge and now apply the bottom section. To apply the bottom section, roll up the vinyl with the wrap graphic facing outwards. Roll up the vinyl carefully so you can hold it in one hand. Lifting the rolled-up vinyl above where the hinge would be using one hand, grab hold of the remaining backing paper on the horizontal cut edge. Start to reveal the adhesive and move the vinyl back the down into position, so the vinyl is just hovering above the door surface. About 2 inch is fine. Ideally, as you are holding the backing paper in one hand, I usually rest my hand against the door, so my the side of my hand and the small finger is touching the door. You can now begin to apply the bottom section. Apply bit by bit and take your time using the same method squeegeeing out from centre using left and right movement and work down from the hinge to the bottom. If this sounds complicated, then please watch the above video, and this should make more sense.
Your vinyl has now been applied to the door. Any small bubbles can be either squeegeed out. You can use a little pressure here as the vinyl is air-release it has small imprinted air channels which stop bubbles. If you do, however, get a bubble, you can carefully pop the air pocket with the sharp end of your craft knife.
You can now trim the edges of the door. Using the edge of the door as a straight edge, start cutting the side with the hinges. Use your knife to run along the flat line of the edge of the door. Please watch our video on how to do this. You might have to cut around each hinge so that the vinyl sits flat. What you don’t want is excess material being loose on edges as this in time will cause the vinyl to peel away. All the vinyl on all edges needs to be secure to the door. Repeat the process on the top and bottom edges. On the closing edge, handle edge, you have two options. You can either finish as you have the other sides. However, if you have a door with a decent closing gap which isn’t rubbing against the frame when closing, then you can wrap around the edge of the door instead. In some instances, wrapping around the edge of the door is better as it has less chance to lift. Being wrapped around the edge means if the edge of the door is scraped, the vinyl will not lift, which can sometimes cause the wrap to fail.
Your door Dementia door wrap is now complete. You can wipe your finished door wrap with a damp cloth or methylated spirits to remove any fingerprints.