Drapery Cleaning Tips
Nothing adds pizzazz to a room faster than a stylish set of drapes. Most window treatments are a significant investment, which makes proper drapery cleaning important. Samedaypros.com wants you to keep your drapes and valences looking fresh with our simple drpery cleaning tips.
General Drapery Cleaning
Drapes and curtains face a lot of dirt, dust and sun exposure on a daily basis, all of which will break down the fibers and dyes in the material.Before drapery cleaning or washing curtains, check the manufacturer’s care instructions. Start with the least invasive or potentially damaging drapery cleaning option first. Stretch the curtain flat, then use the brush attachment on a vacuum cleaner and lint roller to remove dust, debris or pet hair. Some materials — like lined fabric — will be ruined by water, so consult the label before washing or dry cleaning.
Curtains made from cotton, nylon or polyester can most likely be machine-washed without issue.
Spot treat any stains with a stain remover, gently rubbing it in with an old toothbrush
Wash drapes in cold water on the delicate cycle, using a mild cold-water detergent intended for delicate fabrics
Tumble dry on low heat, and then re-hang while still just barely damp
Tip : Press and iron cotton curtains before hanging. Nylon or polyester curtains or sheers will most likely not need ironing.
White Curtain Care
Salvage dingy or discolored washable white drapes with our simple 4-step trick:
Fill a utility sink with enough hot water to fully submerge the curtains
Add 2 cups of lemon juice and mix well
Soak the curtains for 1 hour, then squeeze out excess water and hang in bright sunlight to dry
After they air dry, machine wash and tumble dry on low heat.
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