Running a small gym can be quite expensive, and advertising is a cost that can take a large chunk out of of your budget. To cut down on advertising, you can paint notices on your glass shower doors to advertise any upcoming specials the gym will have available. The following guide walks you through the best way to use your shower doors as billboards for your small gym.
Clean the Doors
You need to be sure that you take the time to clean the glass well or the paint will not stick to it properly. Mix one cup of warm water with one cup of white vinegar to use as a cleaning solution on the glass. Use balled up pieces of newspaper to wipe away the cleaner because the newspaper does not leave fibers or streaks behind when you are done.
Choose Your Ad
Choose if you want to create images and verbiage for your ad. You can find printable images online that you can trace on the doors, if you are not artistically inclined.
Create Your Paint
Mix two tablespoons of cornstarch with one cup of white liquid school glue. Add any color of food coloring to the mixture to color the paint.
Create a Template
Pour some of the darkest color you choose to create into an empty glue bottle. You can use this to create crisp, sharp lines as the border for the ad.
Color Your Ad
Once the border for the ad has dried a few hours, make different colors of glass paint and paint the ad however you see fit. Be sure that you use only small amounts of paint at a time to ensure that the paint does not run down the glass. You may need to apply a few layers of the window paint to get the paint to show up as dark as you want it to be. Be sure to let each layer dry thoroughly before adding another layer of paint.
When it is time to remove the ad and replace it with a new one, all you will need to do is peel up the edge of a corner and carefully pull the glue from the glass. After you have pulled away the entire ad, clean the glass again, and create a new one. This is a very inexpensive way to promote your business and keep customers in the loop as to what deals the gym is offering at all times. If you currently don’t have glass shower doors but would like to purchase some, contact a professional company like D Pollack Glass & Mirror Inc. to discuss your options.