Since our flowers and plants look so life-like, it is pretty easy to forget that they’re not actually the real deal. But if you let them collect dust, it will soon become obvious.
Despite artificial flowers being low maintenance, like all things they will occasionally need a spring clean – especially if you want them to look their life-like best forever.
The good news though is that it’s a quick, easy job, which will have your flowers looking brand new again in minutes.
So lets get started…
Cleaning Artificial Flowers:
- Use a hairdryer to blow away the dust. Yes you can use a compressed air canister instead, but since most people have a hairdryer lying around their home what’s the point in spending more money? Using a hairdryer is one of the quickest and most efficient ways of cleaning your flowers, as it will remove dust from all the hard to reach places and reduce the risk of you damaging your petals. Just remember to do use a cold setting and do it outside.
- Use a soft dry paint brush. This method will take a little longer, but it’s a good option if you don’t have a hairdryer lying around… or if you’d rather avoid a dust storm. Start at the top of the flower and gently wipe away the dust on the leaves, petals and stems. Use a smaller brush on hard to reach areas.
- Use a duster or micro-fibre cloth. Dusters are a good option for larger leaves and plans, but can sometimes be too big to reach the more intricate places. A micro-fibre cloth is also a good option, just be mindful of the material of your flower, as if it’s more foam like, you could end up rubbing in the dust.
The above are our top 3 recommended ways, but if your flowers are looking a bit worse for wear and need a little extra TLC, try using a damp cloth or even soaking them in warm water and washing up liquid – we would only suggest this for plastic flowers though.
Finally here a few more top tips to keep in mind:
- You can buy specific flower cleaning solutions or sprays, but there’s no need to spend money on these as water, or a bit lemon juice if necessary, will work just as well.
- Give your flowers a quick clean each week to avoid any dust build up – the longer you leave them, the harder they will be to clean.
- Keep your flowers out of direct sunlight if you want to preserve their colour.
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