How To: Care for Your Curtains

How To: Care for Your Curtains

Sarah Coffey
Feb 6, 2009

Browsing the Natural Curtain Company's site the other day, we spotted a pretty comprehensive article about curtain care and cleaning. If you own cotton, wool, silk, or linen curtains, click below to find out how to keep them looking their best...

A few of their tips:

  • Curtains aren't usually preshrunk or color-guarded.
  • Because of this, machine washing can change their appearance.

  • Cotton can be machine washed, but wrinkles easily and requires ironing.

  • Wool can be washed, but should also be dry-cleaned every once in a while.

  • Linen may or may not be machine washable. Double-check the care instructions.

  • Washing or steam-cleaning can ruin some fabrics, such as silk.

  • Water-sensitive curtains should be professionally cleaned to avoid damage.

  • Clean curtains at the most once a season, or at the least once a year.

To read the full article, click here.

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