Clean Slate Group Installer Training

Presented by our experienced installer Jadon Schwann, these series of instructional videos can be used as visual support to our 6-point installation training process for Clean Slate Group-certified or CSG-certified installers in-training. From cabinet preparation to tackling the tricky areas that are common throughout the cabinet install process to the finishing touch-ups, this 6-point process should guide even the most novice of installers from beginning to end of a typical installation, ensuring the highest quality service and standards for both our installers and customers.



Point 1: Cabinet Prep

  • Prep the cabinet by cleaning the surface of the cabinet with minimum 70% IPA

  • Clean between panel seams in order for the cut edges of the vinyl to adhere

  • Clean around the access panel and behind the frame of the panel

  • Clean the hinges on the access panel and the cabinet’s corner hinges

  • Clean behind the vents. Be aware that debris, cobwebs, and other objects can get in there

  • Use 3M Primer 94 on all edges of the cabinet

  • Be sure to use the 3M Primer on the vents and around the edges of the access panel

  • Use 3M Primer around any handles and any areas that the vinyl could easily be picked at



Point 2: Lining Up

  • All cabinets have 1” bleed on top, bottom, left and right of the print

  • Line up the graphic to the top edge with the 1” bleed off the top, as well as the left and right sides, and tack the graphic to the top

  • Pull the release liner ⅔ of the way down to bridge over the gap at the top

  • But be sure not to wrap under the lip as there is a vent on the underside



Point 3: The Access Panel

  • Bridge the access panel and start laying in the vinyl

  • Isolate the access panel with approximately 2” of perimeter around the access panel (best used with finger for more control)

  • Work the vinyl excess toward the access panel or away to the outer edge of the cabinet

  • Cut out the bridge material at the top of the cabinet and be sure not to cover the vent that lies on the top side of the door panel



Point 4: Handles

  • Isolate handle in a similar fashion to the access panel by only isolating the 3 edges around the handle, not isolating the edge of the cabinet

  • Make cuts where necessary to ensure a good fit around the handle

  • Install the graphic around the handle being careful not to pick up any dirt off the back of the handle

  • Overlap any cuts from the top down to keep out any rain and moisture



Point 5: Vents

  • Install the vents with the designated panel and material

  • Isolate the vents on all 4 sides just like the access panel

  • If there are multiple columns of vents, isolate each vent simply by using your finger to tack a line between each vent column

  • Carefully work the excess towards the vents

  • Use your thumb or fingers to work in the vinyl on the corners, then cut out the vents



Point 6: Heating & Touch-Up

  • Pay close attention to the corners

  • Pay particular attention to heating down the corners and all edges or seams

  • Use 3M 94 liquid adhesive on corners and any cuts that may exist around the handle or keyhole

  • Use a seal pen to seal all edges and corners by applying pressure to the surface of the vinyl


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* Take well-lit, in-focus, high resolution, color, and properly framed photos of the finished cabinet from all four sides for documentation and presentation purposes.

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