How to Hang a Large Vinyl Banner

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A vinyl banner is a great tool for advertising or bringing attention to a certain event, location or item. Banners come in a variety of sizes and can be hung using numerous methods. Determining how to hang your banner will depend on location, whether the banner will be inside or outside, and whether it is permanent or temporary. While planning, keep in mind you have to secure the banner to a fixed object. If outside, consider a fence or wall, or you can use T stakes if the ground is soft enough to hammer the stakes into the ground. If inside, you must be able to secure the banner to the wall or other stationary items.

Bungee Cord or String

Decide on your banner location. Determine if you will use bungee cords or string. Bungee cords can be used if the banner is a short distance away from the object to which you are securing the banner.

Take the string and insert it through the corner hole. Stretch the string out to determine the length you will need to secure the banner to the item selected. The string should not have any slack and you should be able to tie it tightly. Cut your string to the desired length and tie the string. If using a bungee cord, insert the hook of one end of the bungee cord through the hole. Stretch the other end of the bungee cord until it is taut and attach the other hook to your fixture item.

Repeat the process for all grommet holes in the banner. Start with the four corners. Depending on the size of your banner, you may have holes every two to three feet.

Washers and Screws

Determine the location of the banner. The banner must be placed against a wall. Hold the banner up and align it properly. Mark the wall with a pencil through the holes in the banner.

Place a washer over the first corner mark on the wall. Next place the corner of the banner over the washer. You do not have to hold the entire banner in place. The banner can hang down as long as you can hold the area you are working on in place.

Take the screw and screw it in through the banner and washer and into the wall. If you do not have a screw, you can use nails.

Using T Stakes

Find an outdoor location for your banner. Choose an area on soil to allow for the T stakes.

Hammer two T stakes into the ground 18 to 36 inches from the ends of the banner.

Take string or bungee cords and secure the banner to the T stakes. The string or bungee cord should not have much slack and should be secured as tightly as possible.

Tips

  • Remember to keep any string or cord as tight as possible.

Warnings

  • Hanging an indoor banner in an outside location could cause the banner to tear if there is wind. Indoor banners are not made to withstand strong wind.

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About the Author

Living in Denver, Lynndee Marooney has been writing finance and credit-related articles, guides, manuals and e-books for private companies since 1995. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in journalism and a Bachelor of Science in finance from the University of Maryland. She enjoys counseling clients who are experiencing financial difficulties.

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