Whether you’re running a small business or a large scale operation, you’ve probably made use of decals. These versatile tools can be used in many places. However, it does come with its drawbacks. One of these rears its ugly head when you need to remove them from your windows. You’ll need to be careful so that the glass isn’t scratched or damaged in any way. 

You may feel that removing these stickers by yourself is a lost cause and resign to having them on your windows forever. Don’t fret, we’ve got you covered. With this simple guide, you’ll be able to remove the decals from each of your windows. 

There always comes a time when you need to replace them and put up new displays. Let’s get started.

Remove Decals From Your Windows

Step 1: Prepare Your Tools

Remove Decals - Step 1: Prepare Your Tools

Before you even think of touching those decals, you’ll need to have the right tools first. Having these tools on hand will ensure that the removal process will become much easier for you. Here items you should have the ready:

  • Hair Dryer
  • Plastic Scraper
  • Rubbing Alcohol
  • Cloth (preferably microfiber cloth)

Once you’ve got all you need, it’s time to start taking the decal off.

Step 2: Heat the Decal and Peel It Off

Remove Decals - Step 2: Heat the Decal and Peel It Off

To start the removal process, you’ll need to heat the decal using a hairdryer. Make sure that the heat gun is set to the lowest settings. Hold it six inches away from the sticker and start moving it back and forth. The heat will slowly soften the adhesives and make it easier to peel the thing off. 

Once the sticker feels warm, you can start slowly removing it. Use a scraper or a credit card to make the process go smoother. You’ll need a lot of patience to avoid using excessive force. If you’re too rough, the window could break and shatter. Slowly and gently peel the decal off to avoid any accidents from happening.

Step 3: Remove the Residue and Start Cleaning

Remove Decals - Step 3: Remove the Residue and Start Cleaning

Once the sticker has been removed, there’s still something you’ll need to deal with. Use the cloth you’ve prepared together with the rubbing alcohol. Rub the residue slowly until it begins to dissolve. If you encounter stubborn spots, you can hold on cloth over the residue for a few minutes to make it dissolve further.

After the residue is all gone, you can start cleaning up. Use the cloth once again and make sure that the glass is clean. You can make use of soap and water to thoroughly clean the entire thing. Be sure to remove the signs you’ve put up before doing this. It can get in the way of your cleaning. While you’re at it, you might as well clean up the entire window to hit two birds with one stone.

Step 4: Finishing Up

Remove Decals - Step 4: Finishing Up

This is the final step of the guide and the easiest one to do. Inspect the glass to make sure that there aren’t any residue or blemishes left on the glass. You might want to wait a bit if you want to apply another decal onto the glass. You’d want to avoid the possibility of damaging the glass as much as possible. 

Once you’ve followed all these steps, your window will be clear once again. You can hang up new signs and other decorations if you don’t plan to apply another decal soon. Keeping things fresh by rotating stickers can keep your customers interested in your store and what you have to offer them. 

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