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How to Care for Your Flag

30th Jan 2020
By sarah-jane grainger |
Advice | Flags |

How to Care for your Flag

Here are a few simple suggestions to help you care for your flag and enjoy it 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 and our expert team can do this as part of our warranty, contact us on 01325 355433 to book.
  • 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.  
  • Extend the life of your flags by adding anti-fray to your next order. Anti-fray netting is sewn on to the fly edge of the flag to protect it from adverse weather conditions and prolong the life of the flag.

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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