CUT VINYL DECALS: These take a little more time and patience to install, but once installed it can appear to be hand painted. Cut vinyl decals have no background, the background is what you install it onto. Cut vinyl decals are die-cut from pre-colored rolls of vinyl and because of that you are limited by color selection. We compare cut decals to cutting shapes out of construction paper. You have a single color to work with, and multiple colors can be layered during installation.