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Protecting Silk Flower Arrangements for Gravesites

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With Memorial Day soon approaching, I wanted to share this tip for silk flower arrangements. Spray with a couple coats of WD-40 to help repel water from rain and sprinklers, and to protect silk flowers' colors from fading due to sunlight. After spraying with WD-40, the silk flowers or greenery will stay beautiful and vibrant for a longer period of time while placed near your loved one's grave.

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March 18, 20070 found this helpful

Thanks for bringing this post up. I will do this at our family grave sites :)

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May 25, 20071 found this helpful

You could also use clear acrylic spray (found with spray paint or hobby section in store), it might last even longer.

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July 20, 20110 found this helpful

Thak you for sharing. I will use your suggestion.

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May 24, 20160 found this helpful

I am going to try this! Thanks so much!

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April 7, 20171 found this helpful

Rustolium makes a clearcoat spray paint that they claim will protect against UV rays and discoloration. I plan to try this on my flowers.

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