How to Open Posters

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Posters can be a great addition to any room to give it a certain theme or look. Being that most posters are made from paper, they can be fragile and require a decent amount of care when removing them from their original packaging to get ready for your wall. Whether your poster comes rolled-up or flat, an improper removal can potentially destroy your item.

Things You'll Need

  • Scissors or utility knife
  • 4 small paperweights
  • Goo/sticker remover
  • Poster frame or easy removal wall adhesive

Safely Open Your Poster

  • Gently, yet securely, hold your poster from one end. If your poster is rolled up with a rubber band or plastic ring, take your index finger and gently pull the band or ring away from the poster. Take your utility knife or scissors and quickly snip it making sure not to knick or cut into the poster.

    If your poster came flat in a package or box, remove it carefully holding top left and right corners and not allowing it to bend or crease.

  • If your poster is rolled, slowly unravel your poster and place four small paperweights on each of it's four corners. Let the weights set for at least an hour to allow the poster to naturally take on its flattened form.

  • Remove any stickers or left over sticker residue by applying a small amount of goo removal liquid to a dry cloth. Dab the liquid soaked cloth onto the sticker or goo very gently. Let set on the sticker for a couple of minutes and then gently remove the sticker, wiping off any access residue with the dry end of the cloth.

  • Place poster into a frame to hang on your wall, or use easy removal adhesive to place on the back of your poster to hang on your wall without a frame.

Tips & Warnings

  • Laminating or framing your poster can ensure a longer lifespan and better presentation.
  • If a child is opening the poster, do not allow them to handle a utility knife or sharp-point scissors.

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