It happens to all of us, you buy a new sticker, put it on your laptop, water bottle, car, or phone, and a week in, it starts to peel off. Or, even worse, the color has faded, and the design is barely visible. What a waste of money! But worry not, we’re here to help. Here are three tips on how to make your stickers last longer.




1. Application

The lifespan of a vinyl sticker all depends on how you first apply it. Before using a decal, properly clean the area where you want to place the sticker. Use a lint-free cloth and a glass cleaner to clean the surface before applying. If not cleaned properly, the decal can lose its stick and fall off after application. Smoothly apply the decal on the surface you want the decal on to keep it from having bumps and random spots, causing it to lose its stickiness. 






2. Placement

Unlike vertical surfaces, such as vinyl car decals on the doors, horizontal surfaces, such as hoods and roofs, are more likely to fade because of direct sunlight and exposure to rain, moisture, and pollutants from the road. Invest in high-quality car decals that are durable and positioned in a location that shields them from the brunt of exposure to the elements. Car decals also require ongoing maintenance to maintain their colors and longevity.







3. Don’t peel it

Though vinyl stickers can withstand outdoor elements like sun and rain, they are susceptible to physical damage. Avoid using sharp objects to clean your vinyl stickers, as this will degrade the vinyl over time and leave the sticker susceptible to wear and tear. Additionally, it’s best practice to avoid removing and reapplying the vinyl sticker, as this can weaken or damage the adhesive. Though vinyl stickers are made for durability, taking proper care of them will ensure that they last even longer.




Applying your sticker correctly, placing it in the right spot, and not peeling it are all easy ways to be sure your sticker lasts as long as possible. If you’re looking for a vinyl sticker that will stick around, look no further than Sticker Mania! We have a wide variety of stickers perfect for any occasion or purpose. Place your order today and we guarantee you won’t be disappointed with the results.