How long do mylar balloons stay firmly inflated?

by Marc
(Modesto, Ca)

Can a mylar balloon stay firmly inflated for years, or is its life much shorter? THIS APPEARS TO BE A NON- HELIUM BALLOON.

Thanks,
Marc

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Long lasting ballon NEW
by: Anonymous

I have a large 16 inch ballon that is still firm after 10 years it came on a string. It was for my daughters birthday. She died 8 years ago. And yes I do see it as a sign that she is still with me.

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23 years NEW
by: Anonymous

bought in 1994 for the birth of my daughter "It's a Girl". still tightly inflated after 23 years. took it outside once and it went limp but perked back up when i brought it back inside. kept in closet.

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It's a boy 26 year old mylar
by: Anonymous

I have an its a boy Mylar fully inflated but it's only 26 years old lol, I'll check back next year. Take care y'all

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16 years
by: Anonymous

I thought we were the only ones to have a balloon stay inflated for this long. But glad to know it should stay inflated for many more years.

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28+ years old
by: Anonymous

The "It's a Boy!" mylar balloon (on a stick) we received at the birth of our son 28+ years ago is just as plump as it was in 1988! For years it was in the closet, then I realized this special balloon has become a family treasure and merits a place of honor. Now it's displayed in our glass-front cabinet where it's protected from mishaps and dust. I'm AMAZED it's still in perfect condition!

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16 years
by: Anonymous

I received a balloon when my son was born in January 1999 he passed away 3 days later.. the 30th of this month will be 16 years.. still looks like it did the day I got it..... I believe it's a sign he is still with me... ♡

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11 Years and Counting
by: Anonymous

My dad (RIP) bought my daughter one when she was born 11 years ago and I still have it. (It's fully inflated). I have never heard that balloons can do this and I was slightly disappointed that others have the same experience. I know that sounds weird but it was something inside me that made me feel as if this was him showing us he was around....... :-(

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mylar balloon inflation
by: Anonymous

I too have a small mylar ballon bought in 1998 and it is still inflated firmly. I thought I was he only person with one!

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27 and counting
by: Anonymous

I got one when my son was born 27 years ago. It is still inflated. The stick came out years ago so it was put in a 1 gallon ice cream bucket where it remains until it comes out each year to have his birthday picture taken. Still counting.

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29 Years
by: Keeley

Mine is 29 years and still firm. Any ideas how best to store them to keep it that way. Its been in hot and cold temps so far but need to make sure it does not go down

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a long time
by: Anonymous

We are at 26 years and counting

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12yr old mylar balloon
by: mamawolf1215

my husband gave me one when we 1st met and 12years later it is still as firm as when he 1st bought it.

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Mylar Air filled balloons
by: B x

I have a 19 year old air filled mylar balloon which is in exactly the same perfect state as it was in 1992 when I got it when I was just 6 years old!

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IF IT IS AIR FILLED MYLAR
by: icel

my husband gave me a 4inch mylar balloon almost 4 years ago and it is still the same size as it was just yesterday..

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small balloon in a stick with iloveyou on it
by: Anonymous

have tiny balloon i know it's acrylic balloon. it's a small tiny balloon in a stick have it for almost a year now...

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13 year old Mylar balloon
by: Anonymous

I've had one that in a month will have stayed inflated for 13 years

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Air Filled Mylar Balloons
by: Margit

Hi Marc,

I have heard of cases where a helium filled mylar balloon stayed up for more than 2 months: http://bastone.org/blog/?p=288.

So an air filled foil balloon will definitely stay inflated for longer.

But whether they would stay firmly inflated for years, I can't tell you. I doubt it though, as they will lose some air through the opening where you inflate them.

Hope that helps,
Margit

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