How to Keep the Garden Flag Beautiful?
1.How to Keep Garden Flags from FadingYou’ll want to maintain the color and appearance of your flags.
- If your flag needs to be washed, use a mild detergent in cold water.
- Do not let it soak because colors could bleed.
- Rinse in cold water and lay flat to dry.
- Never put flags in a wash machine or dryer.
- Having more than one will help with less fading too. Rotating flags will expose them to less sun exposure.
- Anticipate how much sun exposure it will get. You may want to place it near a tree or other area that gets some shade during the day. A flag hung in direct sunlight will fade faster if kept out for a long period of time.
- As your flags age, they may get loose threads or rips. These should be fixed when first seen to prevent further damage. Loose threads can be clipped and re-hemmed on a sewing machine or by hand.
2.How To Add UV Protection to your garden Flag
Most flags today are fairly fade-resistant but a little extra protection will extend the life of the flag. To help combat against fading use a fabric protectant spray with UV protection or waterproof spray.
- Lay the flag down on a flat surface in a well-ventilated area. You can use an old towel or another piece of cloth to lay the flag on to protect the table.
- Spray a small area lightly to see if the colors bleed. If it doesn’t bleed, then spray in even strokes across the flag top to bottom. Don’t soak the flag!
- Wait a few minutes then turn the flag over and repeat.
- When it’s dry you can hang it.
3.How to Store Garden Flags
When storing your flags NEVER store a wet or damp flag. Dampness can lead to mildew, mold, or fungus. Yuck! You don’t want that! Only store dry flags. Never roll and fold a flag. I keep my garden flags in a clear plastic bag with flags flat. Sometimes when you buy a new blanket, bedspread, etc. it comes in a nice clear plastic bag with a zipper. This is what I use. I have a big drawer that it lays flat in. You can also buy something made especially for flag storage.