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A strange question from someone who knows nothing
« on: December 29, 2012, 10:02:48 AM »
Hi,

We are planning to create a shop window display using balloons, but we don't know what sort of balloons to use, what to inflate them with and how long they are likely to last. It is in direct sunlight (although not such an issue this time of year!) and can get quite warm as it's an enclosed space. Can someone suggest what we should use?

Thanks,
Matt
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Re: A strange question from someone who knows nothing
« Reply #1 on: December 29, 2012, 10:04:41 AM »
Where are you based? When is it required for?, if short on time maybe get someone in that can do it for you.
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Re: A strange question from someone who knows nothing
« Reply #2 on: December 29, 2012, 10:06:11 AM »
Hi

With your lack of knowledge I would use a professional balloon artist and get the job done properly. You will find plenty of people on here who can help.

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Re: A strange question from someone who knows nothing
« Reply #3 on: December 29, 2012, 10:24:54 AM »
Thanks for the replies. We are based near Sheffield. We aren't looking for balloon models, just filling the display with ballo0ns like this

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Matt
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Re: A strange question from someone who knows nothing
« Reply #4 on: December 29, 2012, 11:49:55 AM »
Well a good selection of all different shapes and sizes would be nice to make it more pleasing to the eye.
There again everything perfectly formed and shaped in one size would look very artistic.

PS, the round balloons in the picture have been over-inflated, but that too is a look.
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Re: A strange question from someone who knows nothing
« Reply #5 on: December 29, 2012, 12:45:14 PM »
That's what we were thinking, not decided whether to go all one colour and style or do a mix yet. Do you think it will matter what type of balloon we use? How can you tell they are overinflated and will this make them more likely to burst?

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Re: A strange question from someone who knows nothing
« Reply #6 on: December 29, 2012, 09:05:55 PM »
An overinflated round balloon looks more like a lightbulb.  Only inflate rounds so they are round like a globe.

For longer lasting balloons and to keep them shiny, only use professional decorating balloons and rub them with armoral or another car product to make tires and vinyl shiny.  This will also slow the loss of air from each balloon.

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Re: A strange question from someone who knows nothing
« Reply #7 on: December 31, 2012, 12:20:57 AM »
how ever many you think you will need - double it to take into account the spaces the balloons will fall into

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Re: A strange question from someone who knows nothing
« Reply #8 on: January 03, 2013, 09:17:29 AM »
Thanks for the tips everyone - are there any recommended sources (Uk based) that come recommended for sourcing balloons?  Any suggestions on types to look for would be useful too.

Cheers!
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A strange question from someone who knows nothing
« Reply #9 on: January 03, 2013, 09:52:25 AM »
Most of us here get our balloons from http://www.balloonartwholesale.co.uk
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Re: A strange question from someone who knows nothing
« Reply #10 on: January 03, 2013, 03:26:02 PM »
You'll probably need something more than a hand pump to blow them up. I've only used a manual floor pump to any extent myself which would be better, but my guess is that electric is the way to go for this job. Perhaps someone could advise.
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Re: A strange question from someone who knows nothing
« Reply #11 on: January 04, 2013, 06:32:47 PM »
You could use air filled round latex, q balloons and foils.  Go to www.thequalatexevent.com web site, you can down load some designs with instructions on how to make them.  Use balloon shine on the latex this will help the balloons to look good longer.
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Hi,

We are planning to create a shop window display using balloons, but we don't know what sort of balloons to use, what to inflate them with and how long they are likely to last. It is in direct sunlight (although not such an issue this time of year!) and can get quite warm as it's an enclosed space. Can someone suggest what we should use?

Thanks,
Matt
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Re: A strange question from someone who knows nothing
« Reply #12 on: January 07, 2013, 02:27:53 AM »
Let us know when you do this, I live near Sheffield and would love to pop along and see it in person  :D
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