How to Care For Your Flag

Proper Care For Decorative Flags

Knowing how to care for your decorative flags will keep the colors bright and the fabric looking new.  Regular cleaning is an important part of proper care for your flag.  Keep your flag looking its best and extend its lifetime.  Here are a few tips if your outdoor flag becomes dirty:

  • Always hand-wash with mild detergent and cold water.
  • Thoroughly rinse with cold water and lay flat to dry. 
  • No not let the flag sit in the wash water for an extended period of time. Colors could bleed or run.
  • NEVER put your flags in a dryer.  Always air dry.

NOTE:  We do not recommend machine washing, which can cause wear and fading.

Another consideration in caring for your flag is deciding where to hang it.  Your flag should be flown in an area where it does not come into contact with bushes, tree limbs, buildings or any structure since they can snag and cause tears in the fabric.  If tears occur, repair them carefully.

Repairing Your Flag:

  • For tears at the end of the flag, repair them by trimming the end and re-hemming.
  • Cut or trim any loose strings.
  • Hand stitch or machine sew any tears.

Weather:

  • High winds can cause flags to wear pre-maturely. We recommend to take flags down during high winds.
  • When severe storms with high winds and hail are in your area, take flags down to prevent damage.

Flags are made from durable fabrics, but these fabrics (just like any garment) will eventually wear and fade.  Proper care will prolong the life of your flag.  We recommend taking your flag down when severe weather is predicted. High winds and hail can damage your flag.

Store your flags in a cool, dry place.  Our flag storage bag is ideal for clean and safe storage of your decorative outdoor flags.

By following these simple cleaning and storage guidelines listed above, you can help extend the life of your flags and keep them flying for years to come.