Curtain Cleaning Tips

Curtains add a nice accent to a home. They provide privacy, and color, and allow the
right amount of sunlight to come in. But there are a lot of homeowners who don’t know
curtains should be cleaned, or the correct methods to use. So, we’ve written this handy
little guide with some simple curtain cleaning tips.

General Cleaning

Daily grime, dust, and sun exposure can really wear down the fibers and dyes in curtain
material. They need regular care, just like everything else in a home.

Washing Instructions

With so many types of curtains, there are numerous curtain cleaning tips out there. But to
determine the best way to clean your curtains, take a closer look at the label. It should
state the materials it’s made of, as well as the manufacturer’s guidelines.
When dealing with thick, heavy curtains, we recommend relying on dry cleaning
services, rather than trying to wash them yourself. However, lightweight materials can
generally be washed at home.

Sun Protection and Dust Care

Regardless of what materials were used, sunlight can play a role in damaging your
curtains. Fortunately, you can hang lined curtains to prolong the life of the fabric. Also,
just as you frequently dust your home, try softly shaking curtains to keep them free from
dust bunnies.

Vacuuming

While you’re vacuuming the rest of your house, you can get in some curtain cleaning, too,
and freshen up those window dressings. Use a flexible brush attachment to get rid of
everyday dust and dirt. You can even reach those hidden areas up top by using a lengthy,
extendable handle. If your curtains are delicate, or made from a fabric that easily snags,
just remember to be gentle.

Deodorizing

If airing your curtains out isn’t doing the job, you can always buy a deodorizing spray to
give them a quick once-over. This should keep them fresh, but take care you don’t apply
chemicals that could harm the material.

It might take some time to get into the habit of caring for your curtains, but now you’re
prepared to keep them looking nice for years to come.

Got questions? To find out more about curtain cleaning, drop us a line at Armand’s
Drapery.