How to Apply And Remove Static Clings

re you looking for an easy way to decorate your windows and other surfaces without using glue or any other adhesive? Static clings are the perfect solution!

They are thin, plastic-like stickers that use suction to adhere to smooth surfaces such as glass, mirrors, and metal. They can be used indoors or outdoors and come in various shapes, sizes, colours and designs. We also have a blog on what are static clings with more information.

In this guide, we will discuss how to apply and remove these unique little art pieces. We will cover two methods: the wet application method as well as dry application method.

We'll also answer frequently asked questions about static clings so you can get the most out of your experience with them. So let's begin!

What surfaces can static cling be applied to?

Static clings can be applied to most smooth, non-porous surfaces.

A non-porous surface has no small holes and does not allow liquids or air to go through it. It is smooth and hard like glass, metal or plastic.

So if you want to apply your clings to windows or glass, you are good to go!

For more inspiration on where to apply your clings, check out our article on the best ways to use static clings.

Which way do your clings face?

Remember, static clings can be applied both ways: with the back onto the surface or with the design facing the surface.

Think about which side of your clings you want customers to see before you apply them.

The wet method

The wet method of applying static clings is the most popular. This method uses a wet spray bottle or cloth to help the cling adhere to the surface.

  1. Start by spraying the window lightly with water, or wipe it down with a damp cloth if you are using a plastic surface. Make sure that your entire surface is evenly moistened.

  2. Then, remove the cling from its backing and carefully place it on the window or surface of your choice.

  3. Use a soft cloth to rub the cling onto the window using circular motions, ensuring all edges firmly adhere to the surface.

The dry method

If you don’t want to use water or if you are applying the cling to a paper surface, use the dry application method.

  1. Start by clearing your surface with soapy water or brake cleaner and let it dry completely

  2. Then, slowly and carefully separate the cling from its backing.

  3. Place it onto the desired surface, taking your time to ensure your cling is centred and straight.

  4. Use your thumb of a credit card to smooth out any air bubbles that might have caught underneath the material. This will help to set the cling in place and ensure that it has been properly attached.

Are static clings easy to remove?

Yes! Static clings are very easy to remove because they do not use any glue to stick to surfaces.

All you need is a pair of tweezers or fingernails. Gently peel back one side of the cling and then lift the rest of it.

After removing the cling, thoroughly clean the surface with a damp cloth or window cleaner before applying another cling.


Static clings are easy to apply and even faster to remove because they do not use any adhesive. Instead, they stick to surfaces like little suction cups.

This makes them perfect for temporary promotions of window signage - even on cars.

We hope that this guide was helpful and that you now know all about how to apply and remove static clings! Have fun decorating your windows and surfaces with these fantastic little pieces of art. Enjoy!

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