PlayStation 4 (2013): VinylArt Console Skins Application Guide

Thank you for purchasing one of our VinylArt Vinyl Console Skins / Stickers for the original PlayStation 4 (2013)! Below is our application guide to help you get started.

Items that can make this process easier:

  • A steady set of hands
  • Scissors (optional)
  • Hairdryer or heat gun (optional)
  • Credit card or squeegee (optional)

Step 1: Clean the device

This is an often overlooked but absolutely essential step. If you don't clean it, any debris that is left on it will show through the skin! Take some glass cleaner and spray it on the device, then use a microfiber towel or other clean towel to wipe off. Stay away from paper towels, as they can leave lint.

Step 2: See what you're working with

Unroll and lay out the vinyl material on a flat surface. We recommend you use the largest table you can find to perform the installation. Below is what you'll see when it's laid out. We've placed a physical image of the PS4 next to it in the correct orientation, so you can see where everything goes.

Make note of the pink cut lines. You won't see these on the physical printout, but that's where the cuts are in the print. This is where the skin will peel off of the backing piece of vinyl material.

Step 3: Peel and stick

Start by peeling off one of the top pieces. Align it to one of the corners of the console and work your way until your alignment is spot-on. If you mess up, don't worry. The material is meant to be stuck and unstuck if necessary without causing damage or reducing the adhesiveness. Simply unstick, and try again. To help prevent or remove air bubbles, take a hair dryer or heat gun and apply heat to the skin after application, and use a credit card or other hard plastic tool to iron out any air bubbles that may have formed. 

Step 4: Continue with the sides

Doing the sides is just as simple. Just make sure the piece that you have peeled off is being installed on the correct side! Choose a corner or edge to begin with, align it there, and stick it down. 

Common Troubleshooting Questions

Q: I see air bubbles in the skin after application. What can I do? 

A: This is where a heat gun or hair dryer will come in handy. Apply heat to the console skin for 30 seconds by switching on and aiming the hair dryer or heat gun towards it. Use a credit card or squeegee to iron out any bubbles by sweeping them toward the sides of the skin. 

Thank you for reading our PlayStation 4 (2013) VinylArt Console Skin application guide. If you have any questions or need more help, email us at support@vgfgamers.com.