Asked on Nov 21, 2016

How to protect a flocked fake tree from wet weather

Alan Rasmussen
by Alan Rasmussen

I'm displaying an artificial flocked Christmas tree as an outside decoration and I'm worried it will get ruined with wet weather. The box says "indoor use only" but it is outside under a porch overhang. Would spraying it with polyurethane provide any realistic protection or should I just hope for a dry spell? Also, can someone give tips on how to keep a flocked tree from shedding?

  3 answers
  • Linda Werner Linda Werner on Nov 22, 2016
    I wouldn't put it out even if under a roof even if it just humid. A family member did what you want to do and it totally destroyed the flocking, which in turn messed up the tree.
    • B. Enne B. Enne on Dec 04, 2016

      I'm responding here since no comment tab appears. I agree with the others, you cannot really water/weather proof your tree.

      I would buy a cheap artificial tree and spray paint (or dip) the tips white for outdoor use. If you are using lights that heat up (as opposed to LED), I would use a high heat paint.

  • S Spaulding S Spaulding on Nov 22, 2016
    Keep it indoors...
  • Jacquie Harrington Jacquie Harrington on Nov 29, 2016

    I agree with keeping it indoors. I have used either hairspray or scotch guard to keep bows in place, but with rain or snow or even ice - it becomes useless and destroys the product anyhow.