In most cases, vinyl banners are purchased by businesses. Whether they are using them to advertise a particular product, an event, a special sale, or just leaving it outside to attract customers, it’s important that the banner look as clean and presentable as possible. Likewise, customers will not be attracted to your business if your signage is not in good order.
Keeping your business and all of your equipment and signage clean is one of the most important things you can do to attract and retain customers. Your customers will not want to do business with a company that isn’t able to keep things in good condition. This will cause them to worry about what other deficiencies might exist. Really, an outward display of cleanliness shows your customers that your business is organized and knows how to take care of things. In their minds, a business with a clean building, equipment, and signage is much more likely to be able to care for their needs as well.
Each piece of equipment you have likely requires a different set of procedures or agents to be kept in good working condition. Printed banners are no different. If you use the wrong chemical agents, you banner could be damaged and will not last as long as it should. Soon, you could end up with messaging or imagery that has faded. This would be very unattractive. So what is the best way to take care of vinyl printed banners?
Do Not Use Detergents
Over time, your banner is bound to get dirty. Mud, dirt, grass, and many other liquids are bound to end up on your sign. Don’t rush to the kitchen and grab your ordinary cleaning compounds, however.
Detergents, bleaches, and other harsh chemicals should generally not be used on these banners. This will cause fading over time, which would certainly be unattractive. Instead of using harsh chemicals, use water. The construction of these banners will generally make it fairly easy to remove any stains that might end up on your banner.
Don’t Use Harsh Scrubbers
Once your signage has become stained, you might feel the need to grab an abrasive material to rub on it. While this may help to remove the stain, it’s also likely to take some other things with it. This too will cause permanent damage to the vinyl and will remove the colour in the words and images that are printed on the banner.
Instead of using a harsh scrubber, grab a damp cloth. At most, you might use some mild soap. Mild soaps are generally okay to use. Just make sure that you rinse the banner completely to be sure that all of this soap is removed.
When not in use, make sure to store your banner in a dry place, protected from the elements. This will keep it from becoming warped due to moisture. This will ensure that you’re able to get plenty of use out of your banner.