Washing Your Curtains
Before you clean your curtains, loosen the draw-strings and remove hooks, weights and any other metal fittings. Lined curtains should always be dry cleaned. You can wash coated blockout curtains.
- Always hand wash when recommended and rinse thoroughly.
- If you use a powder detergent for hand washing, make sure that it is fully dissolved before putting the fabric in the water. We've found that it is better to use a liquid.
- Squeeze the fabric gently and avoid rubbing actions.
- Treat machine-washable fabrics with care – never wash or spin them for longer than necessary, and do not wash at a higher temperature than recommended. We recommend washing on a gentle cycle below 40 deg.
- To retain the clarity of dyed and printed fabrics, use a colour care liquid detergent as these have no optical brighteners.
- Spin at the slowest speed. After spin drying, the fabric should retain enough moisture to smooth itself out, regain its shape and minimise shrinkage.
- WHEN DRYING, LINE DRY ONLY. AND DO NOT LET THE COATED SURFACES TOUCH. THEY WILL STICK TOGETHER AND PEAL OFF WHEN DRIED.
General Care for Your Curtains
- Hang curtains away from the window pane so they do not come into contact with condensation.
- You will need to iron your new curtains before hanging. Iron them with a hot iron on the non coated side. You will also need to use steam to get the creases out. Dont't worry if some creases remain they will eventually fall out from the heat within or outside the house.
- Run your fingers along the natural folds of the curtain to tease the pleats into position.