There are many aesthetically pleasing items within a property that serve to accent any room. Curtains are great home accessories because they enhance home ambiance and boost functionality. Unfortunately, these drapes can also be a magnet for dust and dirt over time. This can eventually lead to a drab appearance and if anyone has allergies, the dust produced can be a nightmare on the respiratory system. Cleaning the said home accessories from time to time should be a household chore that is never overlooked. Thankfully, this can be accomplished in a handful of simple steps.
Before endeavouring to tackle tougher stains, the surface dirt first needs to be removed. To accomplish this, use a vacuum with a hose-and-brush attachment. Beginning at the top (and using a stool if necessary), slowly stroke the curtains vertically. It is likely that you will note a great deal of debris has already been removed. When approaching the bottom of the drapes, make certain that they will not be sucked into the air intake of the hose.
There can be times when specific areas of the said home accessories are dirtier than others. In this case, it is wise to treat the affected location with a reliable upholstery cleaner. These are normally types of spray-on foam. The solution should sit for fifteen minutes before it is wiped away with a warm, damp cloth.
You will also need to be aware of whether the drapes are able to be placed into a standard washing machine. Most reliable guides observe that sheer curtains are normally comprised of nylon, cotton or polyester. All of these fabrics can be washed (note any recommendations on the drapes themselves). However, more delicate materials such as silk will need to be cleaned by hand. Warm water and a mild detergent should be used (such as that which is designed for thin fabrics). After thoroughly cleaning the drapes, make certain that all of the soap is rinsed away. If it is not, they will appear stiff and even “blotchy”.
This entire process should take no more than an hour for most fabrics. The final result will be your investment that are as vibrant and appealing as the first day they were purchased.
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