How to Make Vinyl Stickers Stick to Glass Again

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Things You'll Need

  • Glass cleaner

  • Lint-free cloths

  • Cooking oil


Clean vinyl stickers between use so they're ready to apply to the glass when you take them out.

Substitute baby oil for the cooking oil to moisten the stickers.

Pet hair and dust prevent vinyl stickers from sticking. If wiping the stickers with a damp cloth is not sufficient to clean them, wash the stickers with warm water and mild dishwashing detergent. Rinse and dry the stickers off before using them.

Children enjoy decorating windows with reusable vinyl stickers.

Vinyl stickers and decals create quick and simple decor for windows and other glass surfaces. Children and adults alike can enjoy using vinyl decals to decorate for holidays and other special occasions. Because vinyl decals can be applied and removed easily, you can reuse them year after year. A combination of sun and dirt can contribute toward vinyl stickers losing their stickiness. But you can make vinyl stickers stick to the glass again with simple supplies and techniques around the house.

Step 1

Use glass cleaner to wash windows once each month.

Clean the glass surface to ensure dust, dirt and stains aren't preventing the vinyl stickers from sticking. Spritz glass cleaner over the glass so it's completely damp, but not dripping.

Step 2

Wipe the glass dry with a lint-free cloth, moving in an up-and-down motion. Change to a clean, dry cloth to dry the window completely.

Step 3

Remove dust and dirt from the stickers by wiping both sides with the damp cloth used to clean the windows.

Step 4

Cooking oil retains the necessary moisture needed for vinyl stickers to stick.

Pour a nickel-sized amount of cooking oil onto a clean cloth. Wipe the oil over the side of the stickers that will be applied to the windows. The oil prevents the contact between the stickers and window from becoming dry, causing the stickers to fall off.

Step 5

Place the stickers on the glass. Smooth the sticker so it lays flat against the glass.


Mary Ylisela

Mary Ylisela is a former teacher with a Bachelor of Arts in elementary education and mathematics. She has been a writer since 1996, specializing in business, fitness and education. Prior to teaching, Ylisela worked as a certified fitness instructor and a small-business owner.