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How To Care For Your New Sign

Sign Care Protects Your Investment

Sign care is not only important, but it’s also extremely easy. At AlphaGraphics of Downtown Raleigh, we frequently hear our clients ask “how do I keep my sign looking new?”, “how should I clean it?” or “what should I clean it with?” Since you’ve worked with our professional team to design and print your sign project, you shouldn’t really have to do much of anything. With simple sign maintenance and basic cleaning, your signage will last and look great for a long time.

Wonder how to keep your new sign looking amazing? Hint: It’s Easy. Follow these steps below!

AlphaGraphics Sign Care

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AlphaGraphics Sign Care Do’s:

  • Assuming you have made the right decision and ordered your outdoor sign for long-term outdoor life with premium UV protected lamination, then you shouldn’t really have to do anything.
  • If you do decide to clean your sign/vinyl graphics, please use standard soap and water. For regular general washing, use mild detergents such as Dawn®.
  • Test your soap and water on a small, inconspicuous area of the sign first and inspect any blemishes.
  • Use a clean, soft cotton cloth when necessary and frequently replace the cloth to avoid scratching the finish.

AlphaGraphics Sign Care Don’ts:

  • Avoid using solvents such as nail polish remover, mineral spirits, and paint remover. These chemicals will damage the finish.
  • Avoid using bleach or cleaners that contain bleach, as these cleaners may permanently discolor the finish.
  • Steer clear of cleaners that contain any kind of abrasives, as they may scratch the finish. Please don’t use scrub brushes either.
  • Don’t pressure wash the sign or vinyl lettering/graphics at a high pressure as this may damage the sign and/or finish.

As always, if you have any questions regarding your sign care, sign design, vinyl signs and graphics, banner printing or wayfinding sign project, don’t hesitate to contact us online or give us a call at (919) 832-2828. Our experienced team is standing by and ready to help with any of your signage needs in Raleigh, Durham, Cary, Chapel Hill, Garner or Apex area.

Mike Linden

Posted by Mike Linden

Mike Linden is the Vice President of Operations at AlphaGraphics of Downtown Raleigh. He focuses on client relationships, daily operations, business development and digital marketing initiatives. Mike joined the firm in 2008.

Mike is a graduate of the University of North Carolina where he earned a degree in Economics.