FLAG CARE | Tips for a long-lasting happy flag
Depending on how you care for your Flags For Good flag, the estimated lifespan could be a few months to a couple of years. Here are some helpful tips to extend the life of your flag and keep it looking good!
Getting the creases out:
We get it. You just got your new Flags For Good flag and are ready to rock it! To remove the fold creases we recommend ironing on low to medium heat. To be extra safe, you can put a bedsheet between the iron and the flag and don't let the iron sit in one place for too long.
Fading & Sun Care:
Everything you place outside will eventually wear out when exposed to the sun. Period. This effect can vary wildly due to trees, time of year, latitude, weather, etc.
We recommend a fabric UV Protection spray to slow the fading of colors, especially if you have a darker colored flag and if your flag is placed in a consistently sunny area.
Washing & Cleaning:
Most of our flags are made of polyester, so if your flag needs cleaning, we recommend hand washing or machine washing on a gentle cycle in cold water and mild detergent. No need to put your flag in the dryer, instead hang it out on your flagpole or lay flat to dry.
Weather & Fraying
If you know of inclement weather or abnormally high winds coming, maybe take your flag friend inside! Inspect your flag occasionally for any fraying hems, especially at the end of the flag (the fly end), and try to mend them if you can.
All of these can greatly extend the life of your flag!
But How Long Will My Flag Last?
Other flag companies suggest replacing any outdoor flag after 6 months of continuous use...but we try to beat that statistic. For outdoor double-sided flags, if you UV coat it and fly it on a normal flag pole that doesn't hit any obstructions, your flag should last a year or more. If you live in lower lattitudes and have more direct sun and less cloud cover, you can expect your flag to have a shorter life. For indoor use, your Flags For Good flag should last you a lifetime!