The topic of how to keep pumpkins from decaying is one that a lot of people have every October. Today, we’ll discuss a few tips and strategies for preserving Autumn’s globed gems for longer than you ever imagined!
Your pumpkin is now ready for its final coat of polyurethane. We do this by applying a thin layer of vegetable oil to the surface.
Vegetable oil is a better option than WD-40 or petroleum jelly for coating pumpkins. In addition, it shields the user from harm.
If you plan on painting your pumpkin, apply the vegetable oil before you begin painting. Even though paint helps seal the skin, you’ll still need to protect the rest of the body if you don’t paint the full globe.
The average oiled, bleached, and well-cleaned pumpkin can survive anywhere from 45 to 60 days!