DecalGirl Surface Pro skins add stylish scratch protection

If you need some scratch protection and like fancy artwork, DecalGirl may be ideal for your Surface Pro.

Microsoft's Surface Pro (2017) is in many ways the pinnacle of design. But sometimes you want to add scratch protection, maybe embellish it with some fresh designs.

I recently reviewed the Surface Pro Marimekko prints, but today I'm looking at the popular DecalGirl skins to see how they hold up.

At $25, the DecalGirl skins come in hundreds of designs, all licensed and credited to the artists who created them. You can upload your own artwork to make a custom one, as well. (Some schools use DecalGirl skins for their education PCs to make them more identifiable.)

So, how do these fancy stickers actually hold up? Check out my video review to see what I liked and what I didn't. If you are worried that putting stickers on your PC may cause it to run hotter than usual, there's no need for concern.

Oh, and in case you really like the design used in this review, it is called "Kreo" and you can find it here.

See at DecalGirl

If you or your company have something that you want me to review for the Microsoft Surface line, give me a shout in comments.

Daniel Rubino

Daniel Rubino is the Editor-in-chief of Windows Central, head reviewer, podcast co-host, and analyst. He has been covering Microsoft since 2007 when this site was called WMExperts (and later Windows Phone Central). His interests include Windows, laptops, next-gen computing, and for some reason, watches. Before all this tech stuff, he worked on a Ph.D. in linguistics, watched people sleep (for medical purposes!), and ran the projectors at movie theaters because it was fun.

  • "So, how do these fancy stickers actually?" Actually what?
  • You'll never know ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
  • Is your emoji shrugging, or is he in the middle of a "hold up"?
  • What if I told you "both"?
  • I think you offended people by removing the front sticker
  • Then I shall sleep well for a job well done.
  • Warming up to these but worry about attaching them and being lumpy and crooked etc. 😜 🤯😎😀😉
  • There is a level of stress/OCD involved. It's at once cathartic to get it right, but annoying when the lines to go perfectly.
  • decal girl have been an amazing brand that keeps my devices safe from scratches. 
  • I think those are pretty cool, and there is a crazy variety of selection at the site.  But, other than scratches they just aren't what I'd call protective.  If you're look for adding style, I think that's a great choice.  I've been using the UAG case for my 2017 SP and I love the look, but I especially love the protection it gives my device.  My favorite aspect?  The Surface Pen holder, easily.  I love the way they handled that.
  • I've had these on all my Surface devices, they are really excellent quality and don't fade or wear out even after a year.  It's great to be able to just put the Surface down on a desk either way up without worrying about scratching the back.  Sadly they're quite expensive to send over to the UK so they must be good for me to have done it four times now!