Caring for your curtains
Picture it, you’ve just installed your fabulous new curtains. Everything looks great until you come back from that beach walk and your now dirty doggo decides to vigorously shake herself dry next to your newly installed curtains.
Well, it doesn’t need to be. Read on for some great tips and tricks to keep your curtains looking shmick all year round.
Curtain care while hung
Vacuuming to remove loose dirt, dust and pet hair is the key to fantastic curtains. We recommend using a hand-held device with a soft brush attachment. Gently vacuum hanging curtains from top to bottom making sure the vacuum is set to a low power mode.
Lightly shaking your curtains and giving them a gentle patting down will help remove any regular dust build-up. If you do this every few weeks, your care requirements will be greatly reduced over time.
Spot clean marks using a clean wet sponge to blot the stain, then gently dab with dish soap or white vinegar.
Light steam cleaning helps freshen up your curtains, especially on heavy fabrics like blockout curtains. Work from the top to the bottom and try to make sure the curtains don’t become too wet.
Curtain washing pro tips!
Lower temperature hand washing can be suitable for some sheer fabrics. It can also assist in removing mould spots that may build up if your curtains are installed in damper areas of the home.
Most blockout fabrics cannot be hand washed. However, some (but not all) of our sheer and blockout fabrics can be dry-cleaned.
If your fabric can be hand washed, we advise only doing it once a year and during the summer months, so it will dry more easily.
Before commencing a hand wash remove all hooks, wands and rings from the curtains.
When drip-drying, make sure your curtains are hanging freely and are not folded over a washing line as this can cause significant creasing. Only drip-dry in the shade as direct sunlight can cause the fabric to fade.
If you would like detailed care information for your new curtains, please contact the team and we’d be happy to help.
Last but not least
Whatever you do, please don’t…
- Bleach your fabric, this will cause permanent damage
- Tumble dry your curtains
- Iron your curtains at higher temperatures