How to care for your curtains

Picture it, you’ve just installed your fab new curtains. Life is great until you come back from that camping trip and your dirty doggo decides to smother himself into your lovely curtains.

It’s ok, we have some great tips and tricks to keep your curtains looking shmick all year round. 

If you don’t want to take the curtains down

Give them a good vacuum – Vacuuming to remove loose dirt, dust and pet hair is the key to fantastic curtains. Use a soft brush attachment to gently vacuum hanging curtains from top to bottom. Make sure the vacuum is set to low mode. 

Shake it off – No, not the Taylor Swift song. Shaking your curtains and giving them a gentle patting will help remove any light dust build-up.

Blockouts and Sheers

Light steam – Steam cleaning is helpful, especially for heavy fabrics like blockout curtains. Work from the top to the bottom and try to make sure the curtains don’t become wet. 

Spot clean – Use a clean wet sponge to blot the stain, then dab with dish soap or white vinegar. 

Light handwashing – A hand wash can be the perfect choice for a sheer curtain. It can also assist in removing mold spots that may build up through winter. It’s always important to remove all of your hooks, wands, and rings from the curtains so they don’t rust.

Pro Tips

  • It’s always important to make sure your curtains are hanging freely and not pushed up against something or folded over the washing line, as this can cause creasing
  • Generally, we advise cleaning your curtains once a year. Preferably in the summer months so they dry quicker.
  • When you are drying your curtains, keep them out of direct harsh sunlight. Just like your coloured clothes, this can cause the curtains to fade.

Whatever you do, don’t:

  • Bleach 
  • Tumble dry 
  • Iron at high temperatures 

Some sheer fabrics can be machine washable, but please contact us first to see if yours are suitable. 

Have questions?

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