How to Properly Wash Nylon Flags in a Washing Machine

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Dirty nylon flags do not send a good message. Like other fabrics, flags can collect dust and grime, especially if they hang outside or in a dusty environment. You can wash your nylon flags in your washing machine -- all you need is some ordinary laundry detergent and a clean place for the flag to air dry. No special equipment, chemicals or skills are needed.

Things You'll Need

  • Dry cloth or towel
  • Stain remover
  • Sponge
  • Warm water
  • Landry detergent
  • Clothesline, drying rack or flat surface
  • Place the flag on a flat surface and wipe off any loose dust and dirt with a dry cloth or towel.

  • Apply a stain remover to a damp sponge, and wipe off any stains such as bird feces or other caked-on substances. You may need to re-wet the sponge in warm water to remove any deep stains.

  • Place the nylon flag in your washing machine.

  • Fill the washing machine with cold water, and add the recommended amount of laundry detergent for delicate cleaning.

  • Set the washer to a delicate cycle, and start the machine.

  • Dry the flag on a clothesline, drying rack or by laying it on a clean dry surface. Do not place the nylon flag in a dryer.

Tips & Warnings

  • Check the flag for any loose threads or rips so the flag doesn't unravel in the washing machine.
  • If your nylon flag is old (more than 40 years) or you are unsure of its age or condition, seek professional advice on washing the flag.

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