Caring For Your Flag

We make the highest quality flags and understand our flags are an investment for now and the future. That’s why all of our flags will arrive with a handy “Flag Care” leaflet. We believe in making it our business to ensure your flag looks great from the moment you raise your flag, to the moment you choose to remove it.

The pocket booklet includes a brief guide to flag etiquette and general care ideas.  Handy facts and tips, such as:

Flag life expectancy

The life expectancy of a flag is impossible to predict as it is entirely dependent on the climatic conditions and hours of flying. We would advise that flags are changed regularly to ensure they remain in the best condition.  Flags are an inexpensive, and highly visible, means to advertise.


Ensuring you get the correct size flag is important to ensure it looks great in full flight.

All our flags are custom made to your requirements, however to give you some guidance, the below table displays what are considered to be “standard flags sizes.”


In winds exceeding Beaufort Scale 6 (31 mph; 27 knots; 14ms) flags and should be taken down. Remember that if it is windy at ground level it is much worse at the top of the flagpole. Heavy rain will increase the weight of the flag which will cause unnecessary wear, especially in high winds. The dyes used in our manufacturing process are all tested for UV stability, however salt and direct sunlight can have adverse effects on colour over time.

Sign up to our weather warning email alerts and we will do our best to keep you up to date on any adverse weather conditions where we would advise you to take down your flags.


Damage to flags is often caused by objects that the flag beats against in the wind. To reduce the risk of damage, ensure that the halyard is always taut, and that there is no risk of the flag snagging.

Washing and repair and storage.

Air pollution will cause white flags to become grey over a period of time. Flags can be washed in a normal household washing machine set at a 40 degree wash using normal detergents. Avoid the use of soda or bleaching alkali. If the flag starts fraying it can sometimes be trimmed back and re-hemmed. Banner Box offer a wash and repair service.  Contact the Sales Team for more information


Never store your flag when wet – always hang it up and allow it to dry fully before storing. When storing flags, keep them in a dry and ventilated place.