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HOW TO CLEAN CUSTOM DRAPERIES

Now that you have your beautiful custom draperies installed, are you wondering how to care for them?  Care and cleaning of custom draperies is easy if you know the basics.  The first part of taking care of your drapes is to keep the dust off of them.  Every time you dust or vacuum your space, be sure to shake your drapes to gently remove the dust.  This simple task goes a long way in keeping custom curtains looking great.

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There are two options for basic at-home cleaning of custom draperies.  One is to vacuum them in place with a soft brush attachment and the other is to put them in your dryer.  For a more thorough cleaning, your custom curtains can be professionally dry cleaned.  You can take them to your local dry cleaner or hire an in-home drapery cleaning service.

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Here are more details on each of these custom draperies care and cleaning techniques:

1. On a regular basis, give them a gentle shaking; this will prevent dust and dirt from lodging in the fibers.

 

2. Occasionally vacuum your custom draperies with a handheld vacuum and soft brush attachment. Use the low-suction setting if your vacuum has one. Depending on your dust conditions, cooking habits, and other factors you may wish to vacuum your drapes every two to four months.

 

3. For more thorough cleaning, remove the custom curtains from the rods and place them into the dryer. Set the dryer to a no-heat cycle and allow the drapes to tumble for about 30 minutes. This action will loosen trapped dust particles from the fabric fibers. As you remove the drapes from the dryer, shake them well to remove as much loosened dust as possible.

 

4. For a deep clean or spot/stain removal, remove custom draperies from rod and have them professionally dry cleaned or hire a professional cleaning company to dry clean your drapes in place. Depending on your dust conditions, cooking habits, and other factors you may wish to have your custom curtains dry cleaned every 1-3 years.

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If spot stains occur, it’s important to remove them as quickly as possible to prevent them from setting. Many spot-cleaning solutions could leave a ring around the stain, making a more noticeable stained area on your custom draperies. To remedy this issue, dry-clean the entire drape instead of just the spot.

Follow these simple instructions for the care and cleaning of custom draperies and your custom curtains will add beauty to your space for years to come.

 

Design Team

The Contemporary Curtain

A brand of  PKB DESIGN LLC

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