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Keep Your Curtains Looking Like New

By Talianko Design Group on Feb 17, 2013



Dust is the number one killer of fabric? Here are a few simple tasks you can undertake to keep your upholstery and drapery looking like new for years to come.

MACHINE WASH your sheers. Most sheers are made from washable fabrics like polyester. Simply remove the drapery pins and wash in your machine on the gentle cycle. When finished, re-pin and hang while still damp. The wrinkles will fall out while during drying, and your sheers will be bright and fresh and just as pretty as they were when new. Do this once every year or two for the best results.

Note: Do not put your sheers in the dryer. High heat can melt the fibers, and your draperies will be lost forever.

DAMP DUST your upholstery by applying a tested solvent to a white rag and gently wiping the fabric. This is especially helpful on horizontal surfaces, such as the backs of sofas and chairs. Try to get into the habit of doing this task once or twice a month.

VACUUM your hard window treatments like wood blinds, and your soft Roman Shades, regularly. If you can get into the habit of doing this once a month, you’ll be way ahead of the game.

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