As an essential accessory in photography, backdrop definitely plays a major role in your studios and sessions. You must cherish each of your photography backdrops that you purchase. Therefore, a proper cleaning and maintenance seems absolutely important to serve your photography for years to come.
FOX vinyl backdrop is made by tailored thick vinyl, which is totally different from other vinyl backdrops. In addition to the general benefits a common vinyl background has, it is also endowed with many other features by the tailored material, such as portability, durability and high-definition printed image. The overall high-quality and perfect-presentation in photography makes vinyl backdrop an excellent but cost-effective background.
Without correct maintenance solution, however, no backdrop may last long. Therefore, knowing how to store and clean properly will not only pro-long the service life of your backdrop, but also consistently guarantee perfect photo effects.
If you still have no systematic storage and cleaning solutions for a FOX vinyl backdrop, we'll offer you some key tips to ensure the best experience with your FOX backdrop.
Daily cleaning is important for all sorts of backdrops, FOX thick vinyl backdrop is no exception. We recommend a daily check and cleaning after the session. If there are some dusts, hairs or other debris, use the wipes or towels to gently remove the dusts. Make sure there is no residue on the backdrop. Due to the durability,You can also vacuum it to keep the backdrop more neat-and-tidy before and after the session.
Remove the Stains
It is inevitable that there may be some situations that cause damage or dirt to the backdrops during the session. For normal stains, they can be easily cleaned with a slightly damp sponge to treat stained area. The damp sponge would not destroy your vinyl backdrop in view of the FOX special process.
Here we also have thorough cleaning guidelines for serious stains. Firstly, you should have some dish washing detergent or dishwasher soap and a bucket. Fill the bucket with warm water, put in the detergent and mix well. Then you can mop the surface as you clean your floor. By the way, you can only do this with a FOX vinyl backdrop, not others.
NOTE: Make sure wipe staining juices/sauces immediately after spilling, such as wines, strawberry juices, and tomato juices.
Water-wash is Not OK!
Please remember, a vinyl backdrop can never be washed by water, neither ‘Hand Wash’ nor ‘Machine Wash’. Water wash will eventually destroy the vinyl. Only if necessary (clean dusts, stains or remove the wrinkles), you can carefully flatten the backdrop or hang it up and use a hand-held steamer to maintain the BACK of the backdrop at the lowest temperature as quick as possible. (Please notice: Never iron the backdrop, for the heat of iron may destroy the surface!)
Stands and Clamps are Necessary
The best way to store your hand-painted backdrop is to hang it on the stand, which contributes to a winkle-less and effect-maintain state. To hang up the backdrop correctly, dedicated stands and clamps are necessary. If you do not have a desirable and functional stand, you can get the Fox Equipment Framework Telescopic Stand Adjustable Photographic Backdrop Display Stand and Backdrop Clamps at foxbackdrop.com
Proper Store Solutions
Different backdrops have different store solutions, according to their materials. You may choose to make the backdrop lying flat in your cabinet, or roll it up. Thanks to the material which can prevent wrinkles, a vinyl backdrop can be easily rolled up, but please remember it can NEVER BE FOLDED! For example, you can store your vinyl in the original shipping PVC tube and stay upright with a storage holder against the wall, which can keep your backdrops clean and wrinkle free.
Store Them in Clean and Dry Place
No matter what store method you choose, a vinyl backdrop can never be sealed for storage in a damp place or used for outdoor sessions. The bacterial growth in damp environments can completely destroy the surface and the damage is irreversible. Moreover, the storage space should be lucifuge without much sunshine. The sunlight may fade the backdrop. You need also check the room temperature and the storage space. A squeeze by any external force may cause deformation and wrinkles.
With proper caring and storage, your FOX Vinyl Backdrop can maintain its best state and provide professional photo effect for ages!!
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