The transfer was creased when I removed it from the tube, but that didn't seem to affect the application. What was a problem was that the surface too which the transfer was being applied had been painted using a short-nap roller and then sanded with 220 grit sandpaper. It was very difficult to get the transfer to stick to this surface, but not to the small areas where I had used a paint brush. Some cautions about using a roller or some additional advice would be useful. Despite the difficulties the end result looks really good.