There are many different methods you can follow when it comes to cleaning your curtains. Options include a full clean or simply a quick dust and vacuum incorporated into your weekly cleaning routine. Whatever option is best for you the team at Cheapa-Blinds have collected some tips to ensure you receive sparkling results every time you clean your curtains.
Either a feather duster, cloth, static duster or dusting attachment to fit onto your vacuum cleaner
Start at the top of the curtain and work your way down- this way the dust falls onto the bottom parts which haven’t been dusted.
It’s much easier to leave your curtains hanging when dusting. Ensure they are fully opened. If you cannot pull them tight you may need to get a more secure rod.
Concentrate on the hems and folds of the curtains as these areas accumulate the most dust.
Remember to dust/ vacuum both sides of your curtains as grime and dirt can build up on the side facing the window as well.
Handheld steam cleaner
Check the manufacturer’s label to ensure steam cleaning is appropriate.
Be sure to leave windows closed when steam cleaning to ensure no debris or dirt comes in through the window and sticks to the curtain.
Turn on the steam cleaner and adjust the length of its extendable arm to suit the height of your curtains. Test the effect of the steam cleaner by holding it 20-30 centimetres away from the curtain.
Always steam clean starting from the top ensuring you work your way down the curtains. This way dust and grime will be dragged towards the base of the curtain.
If the wrinkles on your curtains are still visible move the steam cleaner closer to the curtain for a stronger effect.
NOTE: If there are wet spots on the curtain, you are holding the steamer too close.
Leave the curtains to dry. Try not to open the windows or dust for at least 24 hours as loose particles can stick to the damp fabric.