If you've been in business for a while, you should know how important it is to have a good sign outside of your storefront. The sign is one of the first things people see and it's often considered a representation of the business. If it's dirty, stained, and gloomy looking, who is going to take interest in going inside the store? They may think if the inside looks anything like the sign on the outside, the store is simply not worth checking out. Even if you've had your sign for a while and it doesn't look as new as it once did, there are simple ways to upgrade its look while on a budget.
Give the Sign a Deep Cleaning
There is a lot of dirt that ends up accumulating on signs simply because they're situated outside. The wind may blow dirt right in the direction of your sign at times. Giving it a deep cleaning is a great way to remove any dirt and give the sign that shiny appearance that it once had when it was first installed. The type of cleaning you'll need to do will depend on the material of the sign you have. However, most sign materials can be washed with a pressure washer.
If you don't have a pressure washer, you may be able to rent one out from one of the home improvement stores. Before you begin using the pressure washer, scrub the sign down with gentle dish soap. If possible, choose organic dish soap to ensure that you're not using harsh ingredients on the sign. Once it's nice and soapy, start using the pressure washer to get rid of the soap scum and all the dirt. You'll see the difference this kind of cleaning makes.
Consider Sign Light Retrofitting
Don't have lights on your sign? The hours of operation for your business may continue on throughout the night, but the business may not look like its open because the sign doesn't light up and draw attention to people. Even if your sign didn't initially have lights, you can have it retrofitted with bright lights that will instantly make the sign glow.
You may want to have strip lights installed to surround the perimeter of your sign. These lights are available in different sizes, shapes, and even colors. You don't have to choose the traditional white or yellow lights. You could always select a different color that perfectly accentuates the sign, such as blue, pink, or even green.
Upgrade the look of your sign without even spending too much. Give it a good deep cleaning using a pressure washer to lift all the unwanted dirt. And, once you've washed it, have the sign retrofitted with bright lights. These simple change will certainly make a significant difference.
Contact a company like Cardinal Sign Corporation for more information and assistance.