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Use Hi-Float – Your Latex Balloons Can Float for a Week

HI-FLOAT is a patented liquid solution that dries inside latex helium-filled balloons to form a coating that helps hold in the helium. A single squirt inside the balloon keeps it floating longer – up to 25 times longer!

Safe, nontoxic and biodegradable, HI-FLOAT is trusted by professional party planners and do-it-yourselfers alike.

Best of all, HI-FLOAT is convenient and easy to use. In fact, you can inflate your balloons a day before the party so that you can concentrate on other preparations. No more last-minute decorating!

See How To Use Hi-Float

This instructional video will show you how the pros use Hi-Float for long-lasting helium balloons.

You can also find detailed instructions below for using the different size bottles of Hi-Float.

Watch the video or click on the bottle pictures below for the written instructions by bottle type.

Basic Hi-Float Instructions

Latex helium balloons custom printedULTRA HI-FLOAT 16-oz.

ULTRA HI-FLOAT 16-oz.

It is very easy to use ULTRA HI-FLOAT to extend the floating time of latex balloons. With ULTRA HI-FLOAT, party decorations can be prepared a day ahead of time, and balloon bouquets will float for several days.

HI-FLOAT is nontoxic and non-irritating. It is very similar to the glue found on the back of postage stamps.

1. Remove the cap from the bottle and securely attach the pump, then turn the pump counterclockwise to unlock the nozzle. (For the first use, hold a cup under the nozzle and pump several times until the HI-FLOAT comes out.)

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2. Slide the balloon onto the nozzle until the balloon opening reaches the base of the nozzle.

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3. For an 11-inch balloon depress the pump fully.

For other sized balloons, consult the table below to determine how much HI-FLOAT to add.

Balloon SizePress Down Pump
9 inchesHalfway
11 inches1 time
14 inches2 times
16 inches3 times

4. Pinch the balloon as it is removed, cleaning off the pump nozzle and keeping HI-FLOAT out of the neck of the balloon.

Keeping HI-FLOAT out of the neck of the balloon will make it easier to handle and tie.

5. Rub the balloon for a couple of seconds to spread the HI-FLOAT inside the balloon. While rubbing, elevate the opening to allow air to escape and to prevent liquid from entering the neck of the balloon.

6.Inflate the balloon until it is almost pear-shaped. Hand-tie the balloon.

It should float upright. Underinflated balloons will not float upright and may lean to one side.

Fully inflated balloons float straight up.

It takes a few hours after inflation for the ULTRA HI-FLOAT to dry enough so that it will not splatter if the balloon bursts. Although it is not toxic, wet, splattered ULTRA HI-FLOAT is sticky and could damage furniture or surfaces such as walls. Inflate the balloons and keep them away from such surfaces for the first few hours after inflation. If this is not possible, cover the immediate area with drop-cloths.

For added safety, glasses or safety goggles are recommended when inflating treated balloons to avoid eye contact. If ULTRA HI-FLOAT contacts the eye, flush with water for several minutes. If irritation persists, consult a physician.

One final note: HI-FLOAT is designed to work in balloons that are kept indoors in a climate-controlled location, with heater or air-conditioner running. HI-FLOAT treated balloons that are kept outdoors, in humid environments or in non-climate-controlled locations may not float for an extended time.

24-oz. and 96-oz. ULTRA HI-FLOAT.

It is very easy to use ULTRA HI-FLOAT to extend the float time of latex balloons. With ULTRA HI-FLOAT, event décor can be prepared ahead of time, and balloon bouquets will float for several days.

HI-FLOAT is nontoxic and non-irritating. It is very similar to the glue found on the back of postage stamps.

In addition to a bottle of ULTRA HI-FLOAT, a re-usable pump kit is required. The pump kit contains a plastic pump dispenser, detailed instructions, a plastic extension tube, a set of restriction clips that are used to control the amount of HI-FLOAT dispensed, and a red cap to keep the HI-FLOAT in the pump nozzle from drying and clogging the pump.

1. Attach the extension tube to the bottom of the pump as shown in Figure 1. (Note: Add this tube only for a 96-oz. bottle. The 24-oz. bottle does not need the extension tube.)

2. Place the pump on the bottle and tighten the threaded cap.

3. A pump dispenser must be primed before the first use. Hold a cup under the nozzle and depress the pump several times until liquid comes out.

4. Choose the correct colored restriction clip based on balloon size according to the table below. (Note: If you are using a helium/air mixture to inflate the balloon, go here.)

5. Snap the restriction clip onto the neck of the pump dispenser.

6. Slide the balloon onto the nozzle until the balloon opening reaches the base of the nozzle. When the pump is depressed, the HI-FLOAT should go into the base of the balloon. (*see fig 6)

7. Depress the pump plunger as far as it will go.

8. Pinch the balloon as it is removed, cleaning off the pump outlet nozzle and keeping HI-FLOAT out of the neck of the balloon. Keeping HI-FLOAT out of the neck of the balloon will make it easier to handle and tie.

9. Rub the balloon for a couple of seconds to spread the HI-FLOAT inside the balloon. While rubbing, elevate the opening to allow air to escape and to prevent liquid from entering the neck of the balloon. (*see fig 9)

10. Inflate the balloon until it is almost pear-shaped. Hand-tie the balloon. It should float upright. Underinflated balloons will not float upright and may lean to one side. Fully inflated balloons float straight up. (*see fig 10)

11.Place the red cap on the pump outlet nozzle when the bottle is not in use. (*see fig 11)

Balloon SizeULTRA HI-FLOAT
9 inchesPurple
11 inches w/60/40 inflatorPurple
11 inchesOrange
14 inches2 pumps orange
16 inches2 pumps grey
24 inches3 pumps grey
30 inches2 pumps no clip
36 inches3 pumps no clip
40 inches4 pumps no clip
48 inches3/4 cup (add through funnel)
60 inches1 1/2 cup (add through funnel)

fig 6

fig 9

fig 10

fig 11

It takes a few hours after inflation for the ULTRA HI-FLOAT to dry enough so that it will not splatter if the balloon bursts. Although it is not toxic, wet, splattered ULTRA HI-FLOAT is sticky and could damage furniture or surfaces such as walls. Inflate the balloons and keep them away from such surfaces for the first few hours after inflation. If this is not possible, cover the immediate area with drop-cloths.

For added safety, glasses or safety goggles are recommended when inflating treated balloons to avoid eye contact. If ULTRA HI-FLOAT contacts the eye, flush with water for several minutes. If irritation persists, consult a physician.

One final note: HI-FLOAT is designed to work in balloons that are kept indoors in a climate-controlled location, with heater or air-conditioner running. HI-FLOAT treated balloons that are kept outdoors, in humid environments or in non-climate-controlled locations may not float for an extended time.