You have bought a brand new flag. You have installed a monster flagpole from which you can see the flag wave. You may understand the great symbolic significance of the flag. However, one thing that is often ignored by most flag owner is the maintenance part.
Here are some tips for the maintenance of your flag
- Exposure to the sun will definitely cause your flag to fade, however this can be slowed down by taking the following measures. You can spray your flag with a UV fabric protector which creates a layer on the fabric. This suspends the dirt for easy cleaning. While storing your flag make sure to put it in a dry and dark area free from any lighting.
- The life of your flag often depends on the weather conditions. Turbulent weather might be intensely detrimental to the flag. It is therefore advisedthat you lower your flag when there are strong winds. Taking down the flag at night is also highly recommended since the weather may change from good to worse and you may be unable to notice what the flag is going through.
- Over time, the flag will probably suffer some wear. When you observe any worn out areas on your flag, a quick repair on that part will enhance the life of the entire flag. Most of the wear usually commences at the bottom right hand corner of the flag and once noticed, it is advised that this area is trimmed away and re-hemmed. In order to prevent recurrent damage on your flag take note of where you want to hang it. Objects such as trees, buildings, or rough parts on the flagpole itself have a chance of damaging the flag.
- Washing your flag after it’s been outdoors not only helps in removing the accumulated dirt and pollution but also leaves the flag looking full in its vibrant colours. While washing your flag, use mild washing detergents as they are gentle on the fabric and they tend to retain the brightness of the colours. Dry cleaning your flag is discouraged as it might damage the fibres. After cleaning allow the flag to dry on a flat surface to prevent the bleeding of colours on the flag. To prevent staining, always ensure that the flag is completely dry before proceeding to store it.
Maintenance of your flag can still be tricky. Whether you own a monster flagpole or a small one, the flagpole has to be taken care of as well.