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Opaque Window Decals

Full Color Printing Inside Glass & Outside Glass Produced Today, Ships Tomorrow
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Effectively communicate store hours and much more on any storefront, window or glass door.

This material cannot be larger than 52 inches by 1798 inches, or smaller than 6 inches by 6 inches.

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What Are Opaque Window Decals?

Opaque window decals are adhesive decals that you can place on any window, glass door or other smooth surface. These semi-permanent decals can be printed at nearly any size and do not need professional assistance for installation. Opaque window decals will last indoors and outdoors for years with proper care, yet are easily removed when you’re ready for a new look.

Opaque window decals work wonderfully for posting store hours or advertising a logo or brand in a window. All window decals can be cut to the exact outline of the design by selecting custom from the shape options. You can also choose to have a border around the outline of your design by selecting custom with border in the shape options. What ever you choose, your opaque window decal will look great!

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Opaque Window Decal Features

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  • Inside or Outside Icon

    Inside or Outside:

    Standard and inside glass options are available, allowing you to place your decal on either the inside or outside of your storefront window or door.

  • Easy to Install Icon

    Easy to Install:

    Install your opaque window decal in minutes without the need of professional help. Installation instructions are included with every order or can be found below, helping you know exactly what to do.

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    Full Color Custom Print:

    Your design will be printed onto premium white adhesive vinyl in full color using the best printing technologies available. The result is a vibrant design that can be displayed proudly on any smooth, non-porous surface.

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    Printed to Last:

    Made with durable 3 mil vinyl and water/weather/UV resistant ink, your opaque window decal is made to withstand even the harshest weather conditions for over five years.

  • Custom Cut Icon

    Custom Cut:

    Multiple shape options available, including square/rectangle, rounded corners (¼” & 1”), circle/oval, custom, and custom with border allowing you to customize the shape of your opaque decal.

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Create your custom opaque window decal with the easiest and simplest design tool in the signage industry. Upload images, create objects, add text, adjust sizing, change color, and so much more!

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Additional Specs

Weight
.09 lbs per square foot (about the weight of 9 quarters)
Thickness
3 mil (.003") About the same thickness of a sheet of copy paper
Details
Semi-permanent white vinyl, versatile, bubble-free finish
Uses
Indoor/Outdoor. Retail, home or office windows
Print Method
Four color process, eco-friendly, weather, fade and abrasion resistant UV ink
Estimated Lifespan
5+ years with proper placement and care
Common Sizes
12"x12", 24"x12", 2'x2', 4'x4', 3'x5'

Simple Installation with No Professional Help Required

The following instructions are to help you have a successful, timely install of your opaque window decal. The installation is a simple process and requires no professional help. We recommend installing your decal in an environment that is dry with a temperature above 40 degrees Fahrenheit.

Cleaning glass door for preparation to install window decal

Begin by cleaning the desired window or surface with window cleaner or light soap with water, removing all dust and dirt particles. If dust and dirt is not fully removed from the surface this may cause small air bubbles in your decal and prevent it from adhering properly. After cleaning the surface, either allow time for the surface to air dry or remove excess water with a rubber squeegee.

Positioning decal on glass door for fit and placement

Lay out your opaque window decal on the window with the backing still on and make sure it is aligned properly.

Using dry-erase marker to mark location for opaque window decal

While holding up the decal where you want it to go, use a dry erase or washable marker to mark where your decal will be applied. Double check your alignment to make sure the opaque window decal is where you want it to be.

Peeling protective backing away from opaque window decal

Gently remove the backing by peeling the decal away from a corner. If you’re having difficulty, a piece of scotch tape placed on the backing can help create a tab for you to grip and peel away the decal. Avoid doing this step in windy conditions so that the adhesive side of the decal does not fold and stick to itself.

Placing opaque window decal on glass surface

Carefully place the decal onto the window or desired surface. Use your alignment marks made in step 3. We recommend holding the decal upright with two hands near the top and placing only the top edge to the surface first, then use your hands to guide the decal on a little at a time. At this point only apply the decal lightly. If you need to reposition or adjust the decal you should be able to slowly and carefully peel the decal away from the surface and reposition it before the adhesive fully sets in.

Using squeegee to work out bubbles from opaque window decal

Once the decal is in place, use a squeegee* to remove air bubbles and small pockets. When using the squeegee, start in the center of the decal and move in a straight line to the right and left side of the decal—then move up and down working out any pockets or bubbles. Continue this process until you have ran the squeegee over the entire decal. You’ll want to use some steady pressure with the squeegee to work out the pockets. You may place the back liner on top of your decal during this process to avoid damage to the decal. Once squeegeed, you will not be able to reposition your decal.


*Available as an additional purchase.

**Note: If you are installing an “inside glass” opaque window decal, use a wet installation method: Mix 3 drops of household dish soap to 1 gallon of water. Use a spray bottle to gently spray that solution onto the adhesive side (printed side for inside glass) of your decal as well as the application surface. Place the decal onto the window and move it around while it is still “wet” to the desired position. Finally, use a squeegee to remove all bubbles and excess water. Dry to finish.


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Although we recommend using soapy water to help install your decal, don't allow it to become exposed to water or excessive moisture for an extended period of time before installing. You may wash the window that has the decal applied, but do not power wash your decal after it is installed. When cleaning the decal we recommend using a damp, non-abrasive cloth. If you need to remove your opaque window decal, peel it away from the window, then use a straight edge and window cleaner to remove any excess adhesive residue.
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All Window Decals

We offer several different window decal types to ensure you are able to get the decal that best meets your needs. Create a consistent look and make your business stand out by incorporating several different types of decals on your storefront, windows, or glass doors.

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Why Signs.com?

Next Day Production

Order by 5PM EST and we’ll have your opaque window decal completed and shipped the very next business day.

Free Shipping over $75*

For opaque window decal orders over $75 your order ships free! *Excludes rigid signs over 36" in either dimension

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Frequently Asked Questions

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  • What material is your opaque decal made out of?
  • Our opaque window decals are made out from a polymeric calandered film with a grey pigmented, pressure sensitive adhesive. They are a durable adhesive vinyl for semi-permanent uses.
  • Will any of the decal be clear?
  • No. Even if you print nothing on your decal it will be opaque in nature. The default material is white. Thus, there is no way to use an opaque window decal in a location that requires transparency. If transparency is needed, both our clear and perforated window decals will work.
  • Do you offer other types of decals?
  • Yes, we offer a number of different decals. Clear and perforated decals offer transparency and reverse print as options, we also offer three different types of vehicle decals and wall decals for interior use. Lastly, is our interior floor decal that is great for convention centers, retail shops and more.
  • Is a window graphic or sticker the same thing as your opaque window decal?
  • The terms are often used interchangeably. For a more detailed breakdown see our window decals page or even a blog post in which we discuss different types of window signs. Just keep in mind that by asking for a “window sticker” that the decal you get will be semi- permanent and will not be able to be repositioned and used in more than one location after the initial installation.
  • How thick are your window decals?
  • Our opaque window decals are 3 mil (.003") thick. Roughly the same thickness as a couple of sheets of normal copy paper.
  • What is the lifespan of your opaque window decals?
  • With proper care and placement, your decal can last up to five years. The circumstances in which the high end of the lifespan will be achieved will be when the decal is used in an interior setting and is properly installed and maintained. Exterior use that results in constant exposure to the elements and/or poor installation or maintenance can decrease the lifespan of the decal. Notwithstanding, exterior usage should still result in a decal that lasts 1-3 years.
  • Will the exposure to sun or the elements ruin my decal?
  • As noted above the decal’s lifespan will naturally be shortened when used for exterior use rather than interior use. While this is true we do print with a UV ink that prevents scratching, abrasions and fading. Thus, assuming that the decal is installed properly your printed design should remain vibrant for several years with the decal firmly adhered to your window.
  • Can the decals be cut to shape? Individual letters?
  • Regardless of the end use of your decal we can cut it to shape. We can do this in two different ways. The first is to cut it to the exact perimeter of your design. This shape option is known as "Custom" (previously known as, or sometimes referred to as contour cut). The second way is to cut it to shape but leave a small border around the entire edge of your sign. This is called "Custom with Border" (previously known as or sometimes referred to as halo cut). These two options are available for any window decal but should be used with discretion when complex designs are involved. For complex designs we recommend a simple rectangle or square shaped decal.


    Individual letters that can be applied to windows are actually a different product entirely. This product is called cut vinyl or vinyl lettering. Visit our vinyl lettering page for more information on this product

  • Can I order a decal with rounded corners? What about other shapes?
  • Yes! you can choose to design your opaque window decal as as square/rectangle, rounded corners (1/4" or 1" radius), circle/oval, custom, or custom with boarder. Simply select these options from the shape dropdown in the design tool.


    Please contact us at support@signs.com or call us 888-222-4929 if you have any questions about the various shape options you have for your window decal!

  • How small or big can my window decal be?

  • Your decal can not be smaller than 6”x6” nor bigger than 52”x1798”. So as long as you can keep one of your dimensions between 6” and 52” you can create a decal of virtually any size.

  • What if my decal has more than 2 colors? Will it cost more?
  • We print all of our signs and decals in full color. Thus, a sign or design with more than two colors will not increase the cost of your sign. For reduced pricing you can make your decal smaller or order any quantity of identical decals greater than one for bulk pricing.
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  • Will the decal damage or ruin my window?
  • The decal will not damage your window in any way. Even if residual adhesive is left after removing the decal this can generally be removed with a cleaner or sharp edge. The only potential for damage is while using a sharp edge for installation or removal. Be careful not to scratch your window when doing either of these things.
  • What are opaque window decals typically used for?
  • Custom opaque window decals can be used both for a home or business setting. Home uses include signs declaring no soliciting, no trespassing, “please knock”, security signage, etc. Business uses are far more common and can be used for everything from business hours to sales and promotions to posting store rules such as “employees must wash hands” and even surveillance decals.
  • Will the decal impact the transparency of my window/storefront?
  • Due to the opacity of this type of window decal it will affect the transparency of your storefront or glass surface upon which it is placed. Even unprinted decals will obscure the light and visibility offered through an uncovered window. Thus, for darker rooms or areas, or even those that must have transparency through the window(s), we recommend a clear or perforated decal. As noted above more can be read about these types of decals on our window decals page. Alternatively, large opaque decals can obscure the visibility into a room in which some privacy is needed or wanted while still effectively using the window for messaging or otherwise.
  • Can I place my decal on the inside of my storefront/window and have it be visible to those outside?
  • Yes! This option is called inside glass and is made possible by a reverse print on an opaque material. This option can be selected on our design tool under the “Print Surface” option.
  • Can the decal be used only on a glass surface?
  • The decal will work on many other surfaces. In general these surfaces would include any smooth and non-porous surface such as plastic, tile, smooth metal and more. Avoid textured or porous surfaces such as unfinished concrete, stucco, brick and more.
Installation & Care
  • How do I install my opaque window decal?
  • The first step in installing your decal is to ensure that you have properly cleaned and marked the surface where it will be placed. Using a wet rag and water clean the surface of any dirt, grime or existing grease. Allow the window or surface to completely air dry.

    Use a dry erase marker or other temporary writing instrument to mark where the decal will be placed on your window. This is important for proper alignment and spacing. Needless to say marking where the decal will be placed is not mandatory but will help with the installation of bigger decals or those that must be installed to exact measurements or aligned with existing signage.

    Once these two steps are done you are ready to install your decal. The first step is to peel the decal away from the backing that is protecting the adhesive side of the decal. After removing the backing spray the window with water using any regular water bottle. You should also spray the back side, or adhesive side of the decal. Spray both generously as the water on the window and the decal will give you “wiggle room” while installing the decal. This will ensure that even if there are air bubbles when originally placed that the decal can be repositioned or peeled back before the adhesive properties take hold.

    Once the decal and window surface are wet you should lightly press the decal against the window. Use a squeegee to remove excess water and air as you have the decal positioned as you want. Once the decal and window dry the adhesive properties will kick in. After this point your decal will not be repositionable.

  • Does installation require more than one person?
  • For decals larger than approximately 24”x24” we would recommend having 2 or more people install the decal. Having additional hands makes it much easier to prevent the decal from sticking to itself and for installing it without big air bubbles or pockets remaining. Always remember to use water both on the window and the backside of the decal so that you give yourself wiggle room before it is semi-permanently adhered to the surface.
  • How do I store my decal?
  • The opaque windows decals are semi-permanent in nature. This means that you will not be able to install them and then remove and store them for future use. While you will be able to remove them without much trouble trying to remove and store them will results in a damaged or very poor looking decal! If you are attempting to store your new decal prior to installation, make sure you store it flat and in moderate temperature.
  • How do I clean my decal?
  • After installation your decal can be cleaned on a regular basis with a wet rag or cloth that is non-abrasive. This will help keep your decal free of dirt, grime, dust and more. This is especially true if your decal is placed outside.
  • How do I remove my decal? Will it leave behind a huge mess and lots of residue?
  • You can remove your decal by simply peeling it away from the window or surface upon which it was applied. Any residual adhesive can be removed with common window cleaner. In some cases a sharp edge may be needed to removed the adhesive that is left behind.

    For decals that have been in place for an extended period heat may be needed. Heating up the decal makes it easier to remove. We recommend a simply blow dryer to heat the decal before peeling it away in these situations.

  • Can I wash my window with the decal installed?
  • Yes. You can wash your windows without fear of damaging the decal. The exceptions to this are power washers and any kind of direct contact with squeegees or sharp edges. Power washers can be strong enough to dislodge the decal from the window on their own. Likewise, using a window cleaning instrument like an industrial squeegee can pull or cause the edges of the decal to come away from the window. This can result in the decal eventually peeling away from the window altogether or simply a ragged or unprofessional appearance.

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