Rinse the blinds thoroughly after hand washing to get rid of excess detergent.
Otherwise, your curtains can quickly fade in the sun.
- Cleaning expensive curtains is better to provide professionals
- You can clean the curtains with a vacuum cleaner, using a special nozzle
- Even if your curtains are not afraid of the washing machine, it is better to use the delicate washing mode
Curtains – this is an important element of the interior of your house, carefully selected from thousands of options. But if they are not properly taken care of, they can quickly lose shape and fade. Here are some simple tips for caring for curtains, curtains and gentle tulle.
The most simple and effective way to clean curtains, many experts call elementary airing. On a windy day, open wide a window or a balcony door, leave it for a few hours. If you have heavy, tight curtains, then they can be knocked out like a carpet. Do not do this indoors, as dust will scatter around the room, and you will have to do a wet cleaning.
Dry Cleaning Curtains
Dry-cleaning of curtains can be carried out at home (if, for example, curtains can not be removed) or in a factory. A house specialist will clean the curtains with a steam generator or a hydrocarbon. Such dry cleaning is very delicate and can not cope with serious pollution. In addition, it is not necessary to handle curtains with chemicals, if the house is home to children or older people.
If you are the lucky owner of expensive designer curtains, we recommend that you provide them to the cleaning professionals.
How to clean curtains and curtains at home?
You can clean the curtains yourself with a vacuum cleaner. Use a special nozzle for curtains or upholstery upholstery to avoid damaging the fabric with stiff bristles. If there is no such nozzle in your vacuum cleaner, you can wrap the brush of the vacuum cleaner with a muslin or other thin cloth and fasten it with an elastic band. Do not forget to thoroughly vacuum the inside of the curtains, folds and fringe. Try to clean the blinds every two weeks, because if the dust gets into the fibers of the fabric, it will be much more difficult to get rid of.
Cleaning vinyl blinds is much easier. They should be cleaned once in six months with a sponge dipped in a universal cleaner or in water with vinegar (1/4 cup of vinegar per liter of water).
Do not forget to wipe the dust from the eaves, as well as hooks and rings, on which the curtains are attached. Booms are best cleaned with a cloth dampened in a cleaner or brush with a handle, if they are high.
How to properly wash the curtains?
Most manufacturers recommend for their curtains only dry or chemical cleaning. When washing, curtains can lose shape and shrink more than 10 centimeters. For example, curtains made of artificial silk lose up to 60% of their original strength.
However, some curtains made of non-natural fabrics can be washed in a typewriter in a delicate mode at a temperature of no more than 30 degrees. But if you do not want to risk, it is better to wash them by hand.
Here are some tips for hand washing:
- Thoroughly shake the curtains.
- Rinse them in cold water.
- Soak them in warm water with the addition of a delicate detergent and baking washing soda.
- Rinse several times in cool water and gently squeeze out. If the curtains remain on the curtains, they can burn out in the sun.
- Hang wet curtains on the cornice so that they do not lose shape and are smoothed out under their own weight.
If you decide to stroke the curtains, do not forget to put the iron on the most delicate mode “for synthetics”. If the fabric has a relief – iron without steam. Always iron the curtains while they are still wet.
How to whiten tulle?
There are several ways to return the whiteness of your favorite tulle curtain:
- Soak it for forty minutes in brine, then rinse at least four times.
- Use special bleach for tulle.
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