Using Vinyl Window Graphics for Seasonal Sales

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Using Vinyl Window Graphics for Seasonal Sales

Vinyl window graphics are adhesive decals or stickers made from vinyl. They’re cost effective, hassle-free, and can be applied to any smooth surface, including windows and storefronts. You can use them for advertising, branding, or decoration—and they’re ideal for seasonal promotions. Here’s why you should give them a try.

Benefits of Seasonal Window Graphics

Vinyl window graphics are the perfect way to promote seasonal sales. Because they are easily visible to passersby, window graphics can attract crowds and boost your sales. draw people’s attention to your store and the promotions you’re offering. Whether you’re running a special discount for college students, having a hello-spring sale, or promoting a Halloween BOGO event, window graphics are one of the best ways to advertise.

Seasonal sales are used to create a sense of urgency among shoppers, prompting them to take advantage of the limited-time offers. Vinyl graphics strategically placed on your storefront can convey this urgency and encourage impulse purchases. For example, a clothing boutique in a downtown strip could put up window graphics advertising their end-of-summer sale to drive more foot traffic inside. 

Window graphics are very versatile. They can come in any shape or size and can be customized to suit your specific promotions and branding. Plus, compared to other forms of advertising (such as billboards) they are relatively inexpensive. Window graphics are also easy to install and easy to remove.

Applying Window Graphics

It might sound fairly easy, but applying window graphics should be done with care. Neglecting surface preparation, disregarding weather conditions or rushing the process could cause a less-than-desirable result. For a proper installation ensure the surface is clean, select optimal weather conditions, take time for precision, and use the right tools.

Step-by-step, here is how you install window graphics: 

  1. measure accurately
  2. clean the glass
  3. create a hinge for larger graphics
  4. apply fluid
  5. position carefully
  6. remove backing
  7. squeegee out air bubbles
  8. trim excess material
  9. allow drying

Removing Vinyl Window Graphics

After the winter holidays or back-to-school specials are over, you’ll need to take down all the seasonal promotional materials, including the vinyl graphics on your windows. To get started, here’s a simple guide you can follow on how to remove old window graphics.

You’ll Need:

  • Scraper (You can use a special plastic scraper or even an old credit card.)
  • Adhesive remover
  • Window cleaner
  • Paper towels or a clean cloth


  1. Peel up the corner of the sticker. 

Spritz the vinyl with a window cleaner and test a corner of the sticker with a scraper. If it’s fairly loose, you can start peeling it off slowly. Try to peel it at a 120º angle from the edge. This will help prevent the vinyl from tearing and make the removal process go more smoothly.

  1. Use the scraper to peel the sticker away. 

For stubborn areas where the vinyl won’t peel off easily, you can use a plastic scraper to gently lift the edges. Be careful not to scratch the window when working with old, worn vinyl that won’t come off as easily. Graphics that have been in direct sunlight will be the most difficult to remove, so go slowly and be patient. 

  1. Apply adhesive remover, if necessary.

For any remaining adhesive residue left on the window, you can use Goof Off or Goo Gone to get rid of it. Apply the adhesive remover to a clean cloth, and gently rub the cloth over the residue until it dissolves.

  1. Clean the window.

After the vinyl sticker and any adhesive residue have been removed, clean the window thoroughly with a glass cleaner. This way it will be sparkling clean and ready for new graphics! 

Custom Window Graphics in Tempe, Arizona

When it comes time to promote your seasonal sales, Mousegraphics can help. We print a wide variety of high-quality vinyl window graphics, including lettering, see-through, opaque, and etched glass decals. Give us a call at 480-470-7438 today to discuss your window sign needs.