How to Revive Window Clings

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Window clings are window decorations made of plastic vinyl. They are designed to stick to your windows without adhesive or tape, making them easy to use and mess-free. They come in designs for all holidays and occasions; you can even get kits to make them yourself.
After a few years of use, however, window clings may lose their static and refuse to cling to windows. This does not mean that you need to make or buy new clings; simply revive them.

Things You'll Need

  • Window cleaner
  • Soft cloth
  • Credit card or ruler
  • Spray the window you want to decorate with window cleaner and wipe it down with a soft cloth. Work out from the center, removing all dirt from the window. Window clings won't stick to a window that is even slightly dirty.

  • Spray a clean side of the cloth with window cleaner and wipe both sides of each window cling.

  • Arrange the window clings on the window where you want them. Press the edge of a credit card or ruler against each window cling and push in and down, like you're using a squeegee, to remove air bubbles. The clings should stick like new.

Tips & Warnings

  • For especially stubborn window clings, rub the clingy side against a wool or fleece blanket to promote static cling. Also, warm the window very lightly with a hair dryer; clings have a hard time sticking to cold windows.

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