How To Maintain Your Vinyl Banners
Tips for Maintaining the Life of Your Vinyl Banners
Our 13 oz vinyl material is intended to last 3-5 years when used outdoors and 7-10 years when used indoors. In order to obtain these lifespans, you will need to use proper hanging techniques. Custom vinyl banners are durable enough to withstand rain, snow, and other natural elements - but you will still need to take correct care of them. Here are some neat tips to get the most out of your vinyl banner.
Hanging your Banner
Our high-quality vinyl banners are finished with heat-welded hems and grommets placed every 2-4 feet around the perimeter of the banner. You should use all the grommets provided to prevent your banner from tearing out or ripping. You can use bungee cords, hanging clips, ropes, and zip ties to help secure your banner, but we highly recommend you use bungees. You can display your banner on the side of buildings, on a fence, or between poles.
If possible, you should avoid direct sunlight to prevent the ink from fading over time. Avoid high wind locations to prevent the wind from destroying your banner. If you need a banner for windy spots, then try one of our mesh banners.
Cleaning your Banner
If your banner is exposed to the elements, it might require occasional cleaning. If you are going to wash your banner, use lukewarm water. You can add dish soap to the water.
Avoid using abrasive cleaning materials like power washers and brushes. You should only use soft towels to avoid scratching the banner and ruining the full-color prints.
Storing your Banner
When your banner is not being used, make sure that you roll it up. Keep the printed side out when you roll the banner to protect the inks. To prevent the banner from bending, store it in the box it was shipped in.
You should also keep your banner out of extreme heat. Avoid windows or other direct sunlight to prevent the banner from fading.