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How to Care for Your Flag

30th Jan 2020
By Harrison Flagpoles |
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Here are a few simple suggestions to help you enjoy your new flag for longer. 


•Do not expose your flag to snow or abnormally high winds; these forces of nature can shorten its life considerably

•Should the flag become wet, it should be spread out and allowed to dry completely. Do not fold or roll-up a wet or damp flag 

•To keep its rich colours looking bright clean your flag regularly. We recommend they are washed at least every 4 weeks. This is to prevent soiling and discolouration from dirt, smoke, dust and other airborne contaminants ‘setting’ in the fabric. (see the how to wash your flag section below) 

•Do not place the flag where the wind will whip it against rough surfaces, tree branches, wires, cables etc. The smallest tear can soon result in a tattered flag 

•Keep pole surfaces free of heavy dirt, rust, scale and corrosion that could damage your flag. We recommend that poles are regularly serviced 

•Inspect your flag regularly for signs of wear. Look for ‘normal wear’ fabric or thread breaks which may occur in the ‘fly’ end (this is the furthest from the staff). Trimming off and re-hemming torn or frayed ends will extend the life of your flag. We can also repair damaged flags where possible.  

How to wash your flag 

Flags can be hand washed with warm water and a mild soap or can also be machine washed at 30 degrees using a mild detergent. The washed flags should be thoroughly rinsed and spread out to dry. Do not let the flag stand in the wash water or you might experience some colour ‘make off’ into the white areas. 

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