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Preventing Silk Flowers from Fading in the Sun

The silk flowers I place on grave sites seem to fade very fast in the sun. Does anyone have any suggestions on how to make the colors stay brighter longer?

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June 20, 20060 found this helpful

don'tknow how well this works but i read it elsewhere: spray the flowers with wd40. it makes them waterproof and holds the colors (so they say)

i'd try it on a flower that fell off or something like that first, but you just never know till you try!! good luck, carla in missouri

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June 20, 20061 found this helpful

I know something that i think will help. Try spraying them with 2 coats of shellac/lacquer while they are still new. Let them dry completely between coats. I've done this for things I was going to put in my yard or even inside near a window that gets a lot of sunlight. It should help with the silk flowers not to fade so quickly. Good luck.

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June 20, 20060 found this helpful

Every year i go out and put fresh silk flowers on 16 graves and i pick out light color ones as i have found they dont fade as fast as the dark ones and they last up to one year

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January 26, 20170 found this helpful

Thompsons water seal clear multi surface. spray on the arrangement. The flowers last! . I take care of 23 graves( 3 cemeteries ) and mostly saddle arrangements . We changed them about 5 times per year depending what holiday it is and use Thompson. .I reuse the flowers every year. When I take them off I will wash with soap and water .when they dry store in a tote. Next year spray them and put them back on the graves.

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February 13, 20170 found this helpful

To liven up my silk flowers I purchase a variety of spray can paints and give them a touch up which works fine for me, goodluck

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