Sign Vinyl ? 7 Tips To Clean And Prepare Your Substrates

28th of April 2010 0

Sign Vinyl ? 7 Tips To Clean And Prepare Your Substrates

Vinyl signs are an important advertising medium for any business. They come in a variety of applications include vinyl decals, banners and magnetic signs. They are letters or images that are pre-built according to your specifications. They can be made to measure, any size or colour and fit for purpose. This means that an investment in sign vinyl can last considerable time and can be reused in both an indoor or outdoor advertising campaign. However, to make certain that you have a quality sign that will last you must ensure that you properly clean and prepare the surface that the sign vinyl will adhere to.

Sign Vinyl is a very durable product and can be applied to a wide variety of substrates including bare metals, painted surfaces, aluminium, vinyl banners and many others. Many applications include creating standalone banners or decals for cars, boats, trucks, windows, vans and storefronts. However you must ensure that the surface is clean, dry, smooth, non-porous and free from grease, dirt, silicones or other contaminants. Checking a surface for dirt or other contaminants is often very difficult so the best solution is to assume that application surface is contaminated. You will then treat that surface accordingly to have a successful application.

There are a variety of cleaning methods that include:

There are many commercially available cleaning/degreasing products available to you. Before cleaning you should establish the suitability of a product prior to actual use. In addition, the following factors should be considered prior to decal application:

Cleaning and preparing your substrate ready for a sign vinyl application will help to preserve the longevity of your advertising campaign and will give you a longer lasting result.

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