If you have velvet curtains, you know how luxurious and amazing they look. But you may also know how difficult they can be to keep clean and looking their best. Here are some tips on how to take care of your velvet curtains so that they always look amazing.
First and foremost, vacuum your curtains regularly. This will help to remove any dust or dirt that has accumulated on the fabric. If you have a lot of feathery details on your curtain, use a lint roller to pick up any stray fibers before vacuuming. In addition to vacuuming, be sure to also clean your curtain rods and hardware periodically. Wipe down the rod and its accessories with a damp cloth and launder any curtains that may need the cleaning.
Velvet curtains are a luxurious and elegant addition to any home. However, because velvet is such a delicate fabric, it is important to take care of your curtains to avoid creases and bruises. You can apply light steam at the back of your curtains. This will help restore the original texture and look of the fabric. However, if your curtains say "dry clean only," be sure to follow those instructions to avoid damaging them.
The other way to clean your curtains is to dry clean them. You can find a dry cleaner near you by using Google Maps or calling around to a few places. When cleaning your curtain, be sure to let the dry cleaning professionals know that you want your curtain cleaned with a gentle detergent.
When you are ready to start the cleaning process, you need to decide whether you are going to wash these curtains in the machine or hang them to dry. Washing them in the machine is a lot easier, but you may find that your curtains wind up a little harder and stiffer than they were before. It may also be harder to get the wrinkles completely out. Hanging your curtains out in the fresh air is a great way to make them smell better and get rid of a lot of the wrinkles. When you are ready to take them down, you can touch up any remaining wrinkles with a steam iron. It is better to hang them to dry, but you will have to wait a few days or even a week or so before they are ready to use. You may find that they are not as stiff as they were before, which is good. The only real drawback to this is that it may take you longer to get the curtains ready for their designated place.