The protective film is a thin sticker there to prevent scratches, fingerprints, and dust from collecting on your sign. We recommend removing it just before your event. To remove, just start picking at a corner until you get enough to pull the rest off the sign. **A helpful hint – if they are cold the paper is much harder to peel! If your home is cold, try setting them by a heating vent for 5-10 minutes, or give them a blast with a hair dryer for roughly 10 seconds.
If you choose to remove it before your event and need to clean the acrylic, we recommend using just plain water (no harsh cleaners like Windex) and drying in circular motions with a terry cloth or t-shirt, not a material with loose fibers like paper towels.