Theres nothing better than a nice, clean banner. Lets face itif you saw a dirty one and you were a customer, would you really want to head over to that shop? The answer will be, nine times out of ten, no. Why would you want to go to the shop that has a dirty sign? Sure, they could be busy scrubbing the inside but thats not how we think. Naturally, were going to think that the whole shop is dirty. Which is, again, another reason why you should have clean banners. Unfortunately, not a lot of people know how to clean banners
For Mild Cleaning
For vinyl banners that are just a little dusty, clean up is simple. All that you have to do is take a soft cloth and wipe it down to remove any dust. You can use a little bit of soap and water, but make sure its about warm temperature or cooler. Theres no reason to risk damaging your banner with hot water. Next, gently wipe down with a clean towel. Youre done. Make sure its completely dry before you put it up and there shouldnt be any problems! (Plus, sitting water + vinyl surface= mold fest. Make sure its dry.)
For Major Cleaning
However, if you havent seen a clean banner in your shop since the Civil War and youre pretty sure that you could change your skin tone using all of the dust on it, then theres another alternative way to clean your banner. You will need a soft, SOFT spongenot the kind you would use for dishes. You want something that you would use on your own skin. You will also need a mild soap, a water hose, and a little bit of patience. First, hose down your banner using medium-low pressure, then scrub GENTLY (you dont want to scratch the banner. If you do, it could trap in more dirt later on). Rinse, go in for round two, again being mindful not to scratch the banner. Clean banners do take a bit of worksbut of all the things to clean, banner signs arent half bad.
For clean banners, you should keep them wiped down at least once a week if theyre used outside and once a month if theyre used inside. Major cleaning should only occur if you have banners that are really, really dirty. If they just need a wiping down, dont overdo it. Banner signs arent easily damagedbut that doesnt mean they cant be. Keep these tips in mind as you clean.