The Best Ways to Hang Banners
Posted on May 15, 2018
Banners are some of the cheapest and best ways to improve brand awareness. Whether you’re buying advertising space in your local area or attending a convention or event, banners are a fantastic way to liven up a space while also making your name and your brand extremely visible.
It can be tricky to get banners just right, and if you don’t know how to hang them, then you may have a hard time getting the most out of them. So, as a result, we’re here to help you and let you know how to hang a banner and get the most out of it.
How to Hang a Banner on a Table
If you’re setting up a stand or a booth, then chances are you have a limited area in which you can hang your banner. If there are no walls available for you, then knowing how to hang a vinyl banner on a table is going to be very useful.
Depending on the type and size of your table, there are a lot of ways to go about hanging a banner on it. One of the easiest ways of attaching a banner to a table is by drilling holes into the table and attaching screws to it with spacing that aligns with your banner’s grommet holes. Make sure you measure before you drill!
If your table is too small or made from the wrong material, then you can buy temporary hanging solutions like mighty hooks or other adhesive-based solutions that you can attach the banner’s grommets to. Zip-ties are also useful if the banner is spaced perfectly enough that you can zip-tie each end to a table leg
How to Hang a Banner on the Wall
Just like with a table, banners can be hung on walls with screws if you have permission to drill holes into the walls. If that’s not an option, you could also try adhesive solutions, but chances are that the venue won’t end up allowing that either. If your options are limited, you’ll need to know how to hang a banner without damaging the wall.
If you participate in a lot of live events, you may want to invest in a banner stand or hanging structure. Basically what these do is create rigid but adjustable frame you can attach your banner to. Banner stands will stay on the floor next to walls and allow you to easily move the banner whenever is needed.
Hanging structures are slightly different but are essentially just banner stands that you can attach rope or cord to and hang from the ceiling, poles, supports or sturdy wall structures, making them very useful and versatile.
How to Hang a Banner on a Concrete Wall
Concrete walls cannot be drilled into, but the adhesive solutions we’ve outlined will generally work fine. Because concrete is so durable, it should be easy for you to get the go-ahead to hang your banner using adhesives. Luckily, the banner stand and hanging structure options we discussed in the walls section should also work for concrete. A hanging structure is especially useful if there are any exposed structures above or within the wall.
How to Hang Banners Outside
Hanging vinyl banners outdoors can be even trickier than normal. Not only do you have to secure the banner normally, but you also need to contend with the weather and keep them secure from all of the myriad of things that might accidentally pull them down.
Hanging your banners on buildings is likely going to be your best option. It allows you to use the options we’ve previously discussed and opens up a few new ones, such as rope and bungee cables. These cords can be attached to pillars and poles on or near buildings with the banner between them. You can also hang the banner vertically from streetlamps or trees using rope quite easily.