How to extend the life of Promotional Flags.

Promotional flags come in all shapes and sizes and we include every type in this article, including sail flags, feather flags, teardrop flags and traditional flags used for promotional purposes.


The most important thing to understand with promotional flags is, they are designed and made as portable signage.

They are, therefore, not a permanent signage solution.

Leaving promotional flags out 24/7 will reduce the product life significantly, particularly if you live in a wind-exposed area or close to the coast.

  • Promotional flags are by design, light, so it’s important to bring them in at the end of each trading day.
  • If you are stuck for space or time, simply remove them from the base or bracket used and lay them on a flat surface (the floor is absolutely fine)
  • Most promotional flags bought from reputable flag makers will withstand winds between 20-35mph, but it is not recommended to leave them exposed to heavy winds or prolonged gusting winds.
  • The common material used with promotional flags tends to be a light or medium weight pongee of polyester knit. This material will be a good all-rounder but bear in mind every type of weather has an effect (excessive wind and rain, long periods of sunshine)
  • Excessive exposure to sunshine will result in a fading of the print too, so please bear this in mind when using daily outdoors during those wonderful periods of prolonged sunshine!
  • Keep flags away from obstructions, like walls, buildings, and pedestrians
  • Wash them every few months (especially wintertime) on a low temp around 30 degrees C
  • Always check flags for signs of remedial damage, like loose stitching, fabric damage, and bent flag poles, etc. Catching any remedial damage early allows for a quick repair, rather than replacement
  • Treat flags with respect and they will serve you well, attracting new custom every time they are out and dispayed

feather flagsTreating your promotional flags with a little respect will go a long way to prolonging the shelf life.

The fact they are competitively priced should not dissuade you from taking care of them, to get the maximum use out of them.

If you can keep poles and bases free from damage, you don’t have to replace them when the flags need replacing. You can simply buy flag only from your supplier, saving a significant amount of money in the process.