Hanging an American flag on a wall sounds like a relatively easy task, and truth be told, it is. Still, there are a couple of rules to follow not only regarding keeping your wall undamaged but regarding the utmost respect the stars and stripes deserve.
Let’s take a look at how you can hang your American flag like the true patriot that you are.
Position of the Stars
First things first. Whether you are hanging the flag horizontally or vertically, the basic flag hanging etiquette says the stars should always be in the upper left side or corner.
How you are going to hang your American flag depends a great deal on the type of wall where you are planning to place the flag. Thumbtack on a concrete wall is a big no-no, for instance. If your wall is, let’s say, a regular living-room wall, then maybe you could do the following.
If your flag has grommets, make use of them and hang your flag vertically. You can use nails or even push pins for the purpose, depending on the flag size. You can use several push pins for one grommet to keep the flag safely pinned. Also, make sure the flag doesn’t touch the floor, regardless of its size.
If this is your desire, then you can also use the grommets, but for maintaining the flag in this position, the other side will have to be pierced by pushpins. You can use as many as necessary for the weight of the flag to be distributed evenly. Also, whatever you do, don’t pierce through the stitches because it will damage the flag.
Adhesive Tools for Walls Without Holes
As we have mentioned, this should work for most walls. Alternatively, you could use:
● Adhesive strips — there is quite a choice on the market. On the plus side, you won’t have to pierce the flag or your walls to get a proud display. The rule of thumb also says the surface should be clean. There is a wide variety of surfaces adhesive tapes can work with, such as wood or concrete. On the other hand, you should check if the paint or tapestry will fall off. If unsure, do a test on a hidden corner.
● Adhesive putty is another popular way of hanging an American flag on the wall. It is non-toxic and reusable, and there is no need to pierce your wall. There is a wide variety of them on the market, so do your homework and check for the details (reusability, strength, ability to be used on different materials).
Think outside the box and place your flag in a display box! That way, you are getting a real centerpiece and the flag will remain in superb condition for longer. No dirt, dust, or even curious (dirty) hands to compromise the flag.
Without Any Competition
What happens if you wish to hang more flags next to the American flag? To pay due respect, make sure the other flags are either of the same size or smaller than the US flag. Secondly, your American flag should always have the best eye-catching position.
To sum up, there are as many wrong ways to hang a flag as there are good ways. Bear in mind the advice and rules above, and have your patriotic feelings fully displayed with honor.