Tips for Proper Maintenance and Storage of Vinyl Banners
When cared for and maintained properly, vinyl banners can be reused over and over again and will last for years. There are several factors that can contribute to the longevity of your banners, including how you clean and store them, how you use them and where they’re used. Unfortunately, improper cleaning and storage practices can cause vinyl banners to deteriorate quickly. By following these tips for properly maintaining and storing your vinyl banners, you’ll be able to keep them in the best possible condition for years to come.
If you want to get the most use out of vinyl banners, then it’s important that you know how to clean them and keep them looking like new. Eventually, they will get dirty and the only way to ensure they don’t deteriorate is with regular maintenance and upkeep. The good news is that vinyl banners are incredibly easy to clean. Unlike fabric or paper banners, which are difficult to clean without damaging or ruining the material, vinyl banners can be washed using a mild soap and water mixture. Using a non-abrasive cloth, gently wipe—don’t scrub—down your vinyl banner using the soap and water mixture. Rinse your banner off with water and allow it to dry completely before storing it. Avoid using harsh chemicals or abrasive cleaners as this will damage your vinyl banner.
When storing your vinyl banner, remember to never fold it up. Folding the banner will cause it to crease or crumple, and you’ll have to remove the wrinkles if you want to use your banner again. Instead, when preparing to store your vinyl banner, you should roll it up first. Try to roll your banner up in such a way that the ink isn’t touching other parts of the ink to prevent it from lifting, fading or coming off. The best way to store vinyl banners is by keeping them in their original packaging. Avoid storing them in direct sunlight or in warm, damp areas. Heat can damage your banner, causing the ink to lift or stick to itself, and a damp area could allow mold and mildew to develop. Store your vinyl banner in a cool, dry location to get lasting use out of it.