Monday, 11 October 2021

Essential Application Tools for Fixing Window Graphics like a Pro



Window graphics and decals are among the most versatile and cost-effective advertising tools available to owners of retail stores. They help to raise brand awareness and also announce sales promotions, new product arrivals, etc. For the window decals to have the right impact, they need not only to be designed and printed right but also put up correctly. Luckily, window graphics are easy to apply, and anyone can do it with just a few simple tools and by following the right technique.

Tools Required for Installing Window Graphics

You do not need to buy complicated or expensive tools for applying self-adhesive graphics to windows and other smooth surfaces. You can get these simple tools from any hardware or DIY store or even buy online very cheaply.

Trimming tool: You will most likely have to cut away some parts of the graphic sticker material to ensure they fit the window. If you have got the printed material in a large roll, you will need to use a sharp knife to cut out the sticker you want to fix. Also, after application, you may need to trim the edges to make the sticker fit flush with the window. Remember, you have to use precise and accurate cuts; otherwise, you will end up spoiling the decal. However, it is important to decide how much of the window you want to cover with the sticker, because it blocks the light, according to Media Collective,

Soft squeegee: Large window stickers are best applied using the wet method. It involves spraying a soap solution on the glass surface on which the sticker is to be fixed. You can place the sticker on the wet glass and peel away the backing material as usual. If you discover that you need to reposition it for any reason or adjust the alignment, you can do it easily since the soap water does not allow the adhesive to stick. After you are satisfied, you need to use a low-friction squeegee to remove the excess soapy solution to allow the sticker to set and form a strong bond with the glass.

Spray Bottle and Soap Solution

You can get spray bottles everywhere very cheaply but if you get a good quality one, it will last for many years. Ensure that the spraying action is powerful and the solution comes out as a fine mist so that you can cover the glass with the solution evenly even in the hard-to-reach corners. While there are many decal application fluids available commercially, it is also easy to make. All you need to do is to fill the spray bottle with water and add a few drops of liquid detergent. You can add a teaspoon of rubbing alcohol for better results.


It is important to learn how to use the application tools properly. However, luckily, the technique is easy to learn. Remember, you should always clean the glass surface thoroughly before apply a window decal to it. Getting the measurements right is also important for achieving a good finish.