How to Install Window Clings and Decals

Aug 09, 2021

Window clings and decals are one of the most effective, convenient and attractive ways to boost the appearance of your store. Window clings are perfect for short-term or interchangeable storefront advertisements while window vinyl adhesives and see-through decals are great for long-term logo placement. See-through decals are also attractive for their perforated design that allows the largest window coverage without sacrificing natural light inside the building. The application of clings and decals is simple, and high-quality decals are easy to remove with little to no adhesive residue.

Wet vs Dry Application

Dry application is quick and convenient for small decals. Simply peel the backing and carefully place one edge on a clean, dry, flat surface. Then, starting from that edge, move outwards with a squeegee all the way to the other edge. Decals larger than around 12 inches should be applied with the wet application method to prevent unsightly folds and bubbles. We do recommend the wet application for all window decals as it prevents streaking and bubbling.

Window Clings

Thoroughly clean the surface you’re applying your window cling to. Make sure there is no dust or residual particles. Then, starting from one corner, peel the backing off of your cling. Use a light soap and water mixture to wet the glass and place your cling onto the glass, starting from the top. Use a squeegee or credit card to remove excess liquid or air bubbles by placing the squeegee at the center of the cling and pushing outward to the edges. Once dry, your window cling is fully adhered but is still removable and repositionable!

Window Vinyl Adhesives

Thoroughly clean the surface you’re applying your adhesive decal to. Make sure there is no dust or residual particles. Then, starting from the top, peel back an inch of the backing off of your decal. Use a light soap and water mixture to wet the glass and place your see-through decal onto the glass, starting from the top. Use a squeegee or credit card and move in gentle, downward movements, beginning at the top center of the graphic. Continue the downward motion until all exposed adhesive is stuck on the surface. Use the squeegee to squeeze bubbles and wrinkles out towards the outer edges of the graphic. Pull down the backing paper another inch and repeat the process.

See-through Decals

Thoroughly clean the surface you’re applying your decal to. Make sure there is no dust or residual particles. Then, starting from the top, peel back an inch of the backing off of your decal. Use a light soap and water mixture to wet the glass and place your decal onto the glass, starting from the top. Use a squeegee or credit card and move in gentle, downward movements, beginning at the top center of the graphic. Continue the downward motion until all exposed adhesive is stuck on the surface. Use the squeegee to squeeze bubbles and wrinkles out towards the outer edges of the graphic. Pull down the backing paper another inch and repeat the process.

Post-Application

After all the excess water has been squeegeed from under the decal, allow it to dry for 1-2 hours. If your decal has a protective sheet on top, peel it off once the decal is dry to avoid causing damage to your print. Then, allow your decal to set for 24 hours.

Once completely set, your decal installation is all done! All of our decals at bannerNprint should serve your purposes for years to come, as we pride ourselves on using high quality materials for affordable prices.