LonglifeThe following tips will help you enjoy your curtains for longer:
In order to prevent disappointment as a result of incorrect washing, please consult the following guidelines for cleaning curtains, in-between curtains, and velvet curtains.
Cleaning instructions for curtains, in-betweens and net curtains
In order to realise the best results when cleaning curtains, in-between curtains and net curtains, we recommend dry cleaning in most cases. Generally, the colours retain their colour-fastness during dry cleaning, the heft of the fabric is not affected, and any shrinkage is reduced to a minimum. However, there are some curtains that may not be dry cleaned, and this is always shown in the care label symbols on the sewn-in washing label.
If you do wash your curtains, in-between curtains or net curtains, you should only do so in accordance with the care labels, and follow these guidelines:
- Start by removing the hooks from the curtain.
- Use plenty of water and detergent in a wash tub or bath, (do not let the curtains soak).
- For machine washing: fill the drum to maximum 2/3 to prevent any great friction between the fabric and the drum, which can cause friction marks. Take care: The drum content of most domestic washing machines is too small!
- Maximum temperature in accordance with washing instructions.
- Do not wring or scrub.
- Do not spin.
- Hang up wet.
- If the treatment symbols indicate that net curtains can be machine washed, we advise you to use a washing bag (a pillowslip for example), in order to prevent rubbing.
- Discolouring during washing can be prevented by using a detergent for coloured or delicate fabrics without optical whitener or bleaching agent.
- Remember that shrinkage up to 3% is acceptable.
Click here for the care symbols.
Cleaning instructions for Roman blinds
When washing Roman blinds, follow the washing instructions for curtains, net curtains and in-betweens. When washing a Roman blind, proceed as follows:
- Undo the pull cords on the back of the blind.
- Now remove the cords, pulling them through the eyelets.
- Remove the fabric from the Velcro.
- If there are stiffening rods fitted, remove them and wash the fabric according to the washing instructions.
You cannot wash velvet curtains, but you can spray them with water. If your velvet curtains are crumpled or crushed, you can spray them with a plant spray; then keep the curtains folded closed until they are dry. We recommend using pull rods to open and close curtains to keep your curtains looking beautiful for as long as possible.