So you’ve just bought a vinyl banner. Congratulations! What’s the next step? How do you get the most out of your new banner? Whether you’re about to buy a vinyl banner or you’ve already gotten one, it is very important to take care of it.
Taking care of your banner will ensure that it lasts long and remains in good condition. Want to ensure that your vinyl banner remains in good condition? Well, you have to start by buying a banner with superior quality. Standard vinyl banners (obviously) tend to last longer than substandard ones.
Now that you know the major secret to keep your vinyl banner in good condition, let’s take a look at some tips for caring for your banner:
- Avoid cleaning with abrasive materials
We all love a clean, sparkling banner. However, cleaning your vinyl banner is a delicate act that should be carried out with utmost care. Do not use abrasive materials such as sponges or harsh materials. Rather, use a soft damp cloth or microfiber towels. This will help to keep your banner clean without scratching or damaging it.
- Detergents are a huge no-no
What do you use to keep your banner clean? If you’ve been using detergent or harsh chemicals, you need to stop. These cleaning chemicals can cause the color on the banner to fade or damage it permanently. As such, you should only use mild soap mixed with water for cleaning vinyl banners. Don’t forget to wipe off the soap before drying!
- Don’t store while wet
It may be tempting to store your banner while it’s still damp, especially if you’re in a hurry. However, this isn’t advisable. Storing your banner while it’s still wet or damp could cause it to develop molds and an offensive odor. You definitely don’t want your vinyl banner to smell like a gym sock.
- Store properly
Storage is where most people get it wrong with vinyl banners. Your vinyl banner should never be folded as this could cause creasing. Rather, it should be rolled and kept in a cool dry place. Remember to keep it away from sunlight to prevent discoloration or fading. If you’re unsure about how to roll it properly, you could always ask your printer. Proper storage will ensure that your vinyl banner remains in top-notch condition.
- Wrinkles? No problem!
If your banner is stored properly, there are little chances of it developing creases or wrinkles. However, if it does develop wrinkles, you can take care of this tiny problem in just a few steps.
First, unroll the banner on a flat surface such as the floor or a flat table. Place a damp cloth on it and then iron over it.
However, if you aren’t comfortable with this method, you can simply place the banner under sunlight for about thirty minutes.
Taking care of your vinyl banner is quite easy and doesn’t require much effort. Want your vinyl banner to last long? Apply these few hacks and get the most out of your banner.