Pumpkin Preservation 2016

Pumpkin Preservation 2016

With Halloween quickly approaching it is the perfect time to carve pumpkins! Yet, pumpkins can fade, mold, and decompose within a small matter of time. Luckily, we have a solution to this common problem. Using Wet & Forget products on your carved pumpkins can preserve them for up to 30 days!


The first step for preserving your pumpkin is to dunk it in a mixture of Wet & Forget concentrate, and then roll it in the product for a minute. After this, we recommend spraying the pumpkin weekly with Wet & Forget Ready-to-use to upkeep the pumpkin. Following these simple steps will prevent mold and mildew from growing on the outside and the inside your pumpkin! Wet & Forget will preserve your pumpkins for Halloween, and for many days after. Check out our video below to see how Wet & Forget preserved pumpkins hold up compared to using other products for preservation!

This year the Wet & Forget team carved pumpkins and used a few different methods to preserve our pumpkins. After carving the pumpkins, half of our group dunked their pumpkins in Wet & Forget and the other half sprayed it with Wet & Forget Ready-to-use. To see a live video from our pumpkin carving click here. After this, we sprayed our pumpkins daily with Wet & Forget to fully preserve them. We have discovered those who dunked their pumpkins remained mold and mildew free. Those who sprayed their pumpkins with Wet & Forget Ready-to-use after carving have faded and wilted at a faster rate. Furthermore, those with more intricate designs on their pumpkins have faded faster than those with thicker designs.


We have lost a few pumpkins due to the rainy weather and not putting our pumpkins on hay bales, but we currently have 2 pumpkins holding strong from our initial carve date (September 30th).  Although they are slightly decaying, they still remain mold and mildew free! We are still spraying these pumpkins daily with Wet & Forget and are expecting them to hold up until Halloween!

Last year we had many Wet & Forget pumpkin preservation submissions on our Facebook page from people across the United States. The submitted pictures show how effective Wet & Forget is in preserving pumpkins. To read more about our submissions from last year click here.



We have also been working with Adele Z, who preserved pumpkins with Wet & Forget last year. The pumpkin she carved this year is roughly 175 pounds! We will be posting updates of how her pumpkin, nicknamed Captain Jack, holds up throughout the Halloween season. She initially applied Wet & Forget across the pumpkin and is continuing to spray Captain Jack to upkeep the pumpkin surfaces. So far Captain Jack has been looking great!

We’re looking at another successful year for pumpkin preservation with Wet & Forget. We will be posting a recap on our pumpkins and Adele Z’s at the start of November. However, just because the Halloween season is ending soon doesn’t mean you can’t use Wet & Forget to preserve pumpkins for the rest of fall! Our preservation will help any Thanksgiving pumpkin decorations be preserved for many weeks. Your backyard will be beautifully decorated with all of your preserved pumpkins!

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Make your pumpkin carving last longer by preserving it with this easy 1-step process!



Mold and mildew can cause a pumpkin to rot too quickly. Use this 1 step trick to keep your pumpkin looking good for up to a month!


Use this 1 step process to keep your carved pumpkins for up to a month!

Pumpkins rot too easily. Make sure your carved creation lasts until Halloween! We found the best method for keeping pumpkins mold and mildew free for up to a one month.


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