Whether you’re looking to enrich your workplace, create immersive branded space, or promote new products and services, wall murals are a cost-effective means to that end, allowing you to transform any wall panel into a supersized on-premise billboard that will generate thousands of daily impressions for years to come.
But if you want to truly max out your return on investment, you’ll need to know how to take care of your wall mural over the long term. Don’t worry—it’s easier than you think, and the team at TM Signs & Graphics is here to help.
Read on to learn 5 tips to keep your wall murals looking great for years, even decades, or call (661)-379-6545 to speak directly with a wall mural expert in Bakersfield, CA.
As Ben Franklin famously said, “an ounce of preparation is worth a pound of cure.” By selecting the right installation area and properly preparing the wall surface, you greatly reduce the risks of:
Generally speaking, if you want to max out your wall mural’s service life, you should look for a display area that is out of harm’s way (e.g. where your mural is hard to reach or unlikely to be brushed against), shielded from direct sunlight, not overly humid, and is neither too hot nor too cold.
Of course, meeting these ideal displaying conditions is easier said than done. Our wall mural installation experts can help, but the fact is that many of the best installation sites will expose your wall mural to sunlight, fluctuating temperatures or relative humidity levels, and wear-and-tear from the general public.
Don’t worry—you don’t need perfect conditions to get your money’s worth. Just do your best to minimize exposure to the elements, and make sure to prepare the surface before your installation by:
The longer dirt, grime, and other contaminants are left sitting on your wall mural, the harder they’ll be to scrub away, which increases the risks of scuffing from excess elbow grease. To simplify your cleaning duties and keep your brand message looking its best, make an effort to wash your wall mural as soon as it appears dirty. It won’t take much time at all, and a few minutes of effort will protect your investment for years to come.
Use a simple, mild detergent and a soft, nonabrasive cloth. Avoid harsh chemical cleaners and coarse scrubbers or sponges, as these can all damage your wall mural. When in doubt about what tools and detergents are right for the job, get in touch with our wall mural experts—consultations are free and we’re always happy to help!
It’s best to avoid power washing your wall murals because the high-pressure water can damage the artwork, causing the colors to fade or peel. Additionally, the force of the water can create cracks or holes in the mural’s surface, leading to irreversible damage. Instead, use a soft-bristled brush and gentle cleaning solution to clean your mural.
Small rips, tears, or raised edges may not be noticeable to the majority of your audience at first, but they make your wall murals vulnerable to more serious damage. To keep your wall mural in shape and avoid having to pay for a premature replacement, we recommend booking a professional repair service at the first sign of damage.
TM Signs & Graphics is your one-stop shop for wall mural marketing solutions in the Kern county area, offering a wide selection of customizable vinyl materials, in-house design and repair expertise, and maintenance best practices under one roof.
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