How Long Does Polaroid Film Last?

Unused, sealed Polaroid film lasts up to three years if it is stored properly. After three years, the film may have yellow, pink or brown tones as well as blank, undeveloped patches. Polaroid film should be stored in a refrigerator or another cool place to extend its lifespan.

Polaroid photos taken with working film may last for years or decades if properly preserved. Polaroid photos should be kept in a dry, cool, dark place, such as a cloth photograph storage box in the closet or a shoebox under the bed. Avoid folding and bending or using thumbtacks on the pictures because these affect the structural integrity of the photos.