How to Care for Custom Vinyl Banner?
So you've made the investment of purchasing a vinyl banner for your business. Now it's time to protect that investment by optimally caring for your banner in order to maximize the benefits.
Properly caring for your banner can lead to years of cost-effective advertising. Your banner's longevity is contingent upon a variety of factors, with proper care being among the most important. Whether your banner is purposed for indoor or outdoor use, these tips will help prolong the life of your banner.
Rolling and Storing your Banners
To prolong the life and reduce the wrinkles in your banner, you should always roll up your banner for storage and transportation. Make sure to always roll the banner with the design to the inside. It is also important to never roll up your banner if it is wet or damp. This will promote the growth of mildew which can damage your banner. Never fold your banner. This will cause wrinkles and creases, both of which will be difficult to remove as time goes on. You should also try and roll your vinyl banner around a tube or an unbending core. Rolling your banner makes for easy and safe transportation and storage, minimizing the risk of damage to the design and banner. Make sure to store in a dry location at room temperature.
How to Remove Wrinkles for your Banner
Wrinkles will arise for your banner, especially for outdoor banners which are stored and installed frequently. Heat will help remove wrinkles in your banner. One option is to place the banner in the sun for up to 30 minutes. The heat from the sun will smooth out wrinkles and creases. You can also lay the banner flat and use a hairdryer and wet cloth to smooth out any wrinkles.
Cleaning Your Banner
When it's time to clean your banner, make sure to wear gloves and never use harsh chemicals or abrasive materials. This could damage the banner and/or design. Try first using a lint-free cloth to wipe down the banner, paying attention, and being cautious around raised letterings or designs. If it needs a bit more cleaning, a simple mild soap and water mixture or a gentle cleanser like glass cleaner or rubbing alcohol can be used. Then, use a soft damp cloth to wipe away any dust and dirt, then let dry. Make sure your banner is dry before rolling and storage.
For both indoor and outdoor banners, the cleaning method is the same, but the frequency in which you clean is different. For outdoor banners, exposure to direct sunlight and natural elements means you will need to clean your banner more frequently. A good recommendation is to clean outdoor banners every two to four weeks. For Indoor banners, cleaning once a month should be fine.
With these tips in mind, you'll be positioned to properly care for your vinyl banner. Proper installation and maintenance for your banner will have it lasting and serve you for many years.