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Flag Care Tips

These flag maintenance suggestions and cautions may help you get the most wear out of your new flag:

1. Only flags made specifically for exterior use should be flown outdoors.
2. Take down your flag prior to storms whenever possible.
3. Minimizing your flag’s exposure to rain, snow, or abnormally high winds will increase its life considerably.
4. Do not place a flag where the wind will whip it against rough or sharp surfaces to avoid tearing.
5. If damage occurs, the worn part should be cut off and hemmed.
6. Do not fold or roll up a wet or damp flag.
7. Should your flag become wet, it must be spread out and allowed to dry completely.
8. Wet flags will likely mildew and cause damage to the fabric.
9. A clean flag will last the longest.
10. Pollutants in the air can get into the fabric and cause it to degrade.
11. Keep your flag away from chemicals and petroleum products.
12. Outdoor flags can be hand washed with warm water and a mild soap and then spread out and allowed to dry.
13. Do not allow your flag to stand in wash water.
14. Indoor flags are usually damaged by neglect.
15. If possible, long exposure to direct sunlight on your indoor flag should be avoided.
16. Professional dry cleaning is recommended for indoor/parade flags.
17. Transporting your flag in a carrying case before and after parade use is recommended.

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Flag Fabric Selection Guide
Flag Etiquette
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Flag Size Guide


By Chad Creech, All Star Flags