How to Apply your Labels to Prevent Bubbling

We get a lot of questions about the best method for applying your labels to prevent bubbling or wrinkling, so we thought we'd give you quick tutorial to walk you through the application process.

1. Start with a clean, dry bottle with the original label removed.

2. Center your label over the bottle and press down in the middle of the label only (keeping the sides away from the glass)

3. Starting from the middle, use your finger to smooth the label on the bottle using up and down motions. The key is to work slowly. Do one side at a time, always starting in the middle and working your way out.

4. Once the label is applied, go back over the label with your finger to squeeze out any last bubbles.

FUN FACT: Since all of our labels are removable, if you accidentally put it on crooked, you can always carefully remove your label and try again.

DIY: How to Remove the Existing Label from Wine a Bottle

It may sound like a lot of work, but it's really quite easy. We promise! We even made a step by step video to walk you through the process. Let's get started!

FILL a bucket, large pot or sink with cool water. Anything will do. You just need something large enough so the labels are under water when the bottle is submerged.

ADD 1/4 cup of Baking Soda to the water and stir to dissolve.  *If doing more than two bottles at a time, add 3-5 tablespoon per additional bottle

SOAK for 30 minutes. After the first 30 minutes, many labels will simply fall off in the water. We recommend testing the  label with a razor blade* to see if it will scrape off easily. If you find the labels are not coming off easily, let the bottles soak another 30 minutes to an hour. For pesky adhesive, you may need to soak the labels overnight.

Once the existing labels have started to dissolve, SCRAPE off any remaining label and any sticky residue by scrubbing with a hot sponge and a drop of dish soap. If you find that the label has especially sticky residue, we recommend using a baby wipe, peanut butter, window clean, or goo gone to remove any of the extra adhesive left on the bottle.

DRY off your bottle and get ready to add your new labels!

For more tips on selecting the best bottles to use with custom labels, read our full set of instructions here:

*Please take great care when working with any sharp object. We are not liable for any injuries that may occur. These are just our methods only that we choose to share with our customers. Proceed at your own risk


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