Measure the piece you want to cut using a measuring tape. Mark the desired length on the vinyl with a pen or pencil.
Butt a right angle against the small notch running along one side of the vinyl, with the outer edge against the mark. Draw a line on the vinyl along the side of the angle.
Don safety glasses and work gloves. Cut along the line with the tin snips, just as you would with ordinary scissors. Be slow and careful; for best results, don't close the snips all the way after each cut. When you reach the notch, carefully turn the piece and snip through it.
Things You Will Need
- Measuring tape
- Pen or pencil
- Right angle
- Safety glasses
- Work gloves
- If you need to cut trim, a similar but smaller tool called an aviation snips is a better choice. Aviation snips also are better for cuts that aren't plain, straight lines.