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How to clean curtains

Keeping your curtains clean can be a straightforward process as long as you follow a few simple rules. To make looking after them as easy as possible, we’ve created a handy cleaning guide so they can stay in excellent condition.

Tackling the dust

For regular cleaning, vacuum your curtains using the upholstery attachment. When vacuuming, you can either keep them in their track or pole or take them down and lay them on a flat surface, depending on which you find easiest. Pay special attention to the edges and corners of the fabric, because that’s where dust and dirt tend to build up the most.

As with other fabric accessories, dust tends to settle onto curtains. Therefore, it’s worth taking the time to regularly dust and vacuum your windowsill and floors to stop the build-up of dust and dirt on the fabric of the curtains.

Washing your curtains

If you think they need a deeper clean than a light vacuuming, you can hand wash your curtains in lukewarm water. We recommend soaking them rather than rubbing or wringing them out. To prevent them shrinking, be sure to avoid using hot water.

Alternatively, you can clean your curtains using a steam cleaner. This method is especially good if your curtains are made from heavy fabric.

Once washed, we recommend air drying them, ideally outside in a breezy spot and away from direct sunlight to avoid bleaching. Don’t put wet curtains into a tumble dryer as this could cause the fabric to crease.

If there are a few stubborn marks on your curtains that you can’t wash out, we suggest taking your curtains to be dry cleaned. Due to the nature of the fabric and the poly/cotton lining, machine washing can damage the delicate fabrics and could cause the dye to bleed out, so in this case it’s best to have them dry cleaned.

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