Clear vinyl window decals allow you to advertise your store, give your customers key information, and distinguish your storefront without obscuring your windows. Unlike traditional decals, when you choose a clear vinyl decal, only the printed area will be opaque. This will allow customers to window shop, which can draw them into your store. Here are four tips that will help you use your clear vinyl decals to best effect.
1. Use a level and crayon to get the placement right.
Clear vinyl window graphics can be reused, which means you haven't wasted your graphic if you get the placement wrong. However, removing and reapplying your window graphic will cost you valuable time, so it's best to get it right the first time. Before applying your window graphic, use a level to make sure your decal will sit parallel to the ground. Straight window graphics are more appealing to customers. Use a crayon specifically designed for glass to mark the intended position for your decal.
2. Thoroughly clean your window.
Vinyl window graphics stick best to clean glass. Any dust on your window can cause bubbles, which can interrupt the beautiful transparent effect. Before sticking your window graphic down, thoroughly clean your window. A squeegee will allow you to remove excess water from your window without leaving streaks. For best results, use a dedicated glass cleaning chemical. Allow your window to thoroughly dry before applying your window graphic.
3. Wash your window graphic regularly.
Vinyl is a waterproof material, which makes it ideal for use on exterior windows. An accumulation of dust, dirt, and mineral deposits can make your window graphic look cloudy over time. Freshen it up by washing your decals whenever you wash your windows. You can use a damp cloth to wipe away accumulated debris. If your windows are particularly dirty, you may need soap and water to get your decals clean.
4. Store your window graphics flat.
Window graphics can be rotated throughout the year. Whenever you remove an old window graphic, you'll need to store it appropriately for safekeeping. Storing your window graphics flat will keep them from warping or bending until you need them again. Smaller window graphics can be stored in a drawer or binder. Large window graphics can be stored between two pieces of wood or cardboard to keep them safe, dry, and flat. Keep the backing that came with your window graphic so you can reuse it for safekeeping.
For more information, contact a professional who provides clear vinyl window graphics.