How to Clean Curtain & Blind Fabrics

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Intro to Cleaning Curtains and Blinds

Cleaning curtain and blind fabrics requires two steps. The first is to regularly maintain your fabrics to increase their lifespan. The second step is to follow the Trivantage general cleaning and care instructions for curtain and blind fabrics.

At Trivantage, we only sell high-performance, long-lasting upholstery fabrics designed to retain their brilliance and hue for the long haul. In most cases, our fabric cleaning tips can be accomplished at home (DIY) without a dry cleaner or professional cleaning service - which is excellent for upholsters, manufacturers, and end-users.

Continue reading to learn the best cleaning methods and care instructions for Trivantage's curtain and blind fabrics.

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General Maintenance

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Maintaining clean curtains and blinds requires periodic maintenance. Generally, the longer you wait to dust, vacuum, and clean your fabric curtains, the more difficult it will be. Listed below are a few general do’s and don’ts for cleaning your high-performance curtains at home, the easy way:

  • Perform regular cleanings
  • Follow manufacturer instructions
  • Keep your curtains and blinds safe
  • Refrain from using harsh products on your curtains
  • Handle your curtain and blind fabrics with care
  • Make repairs quickly
  • How to Clean Curtain & Blind Fabrics

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    Now that you have an understanding of general cleaning and maintenance instructions for your high-performance blind and curtain fabrics, you’re ready for more in-depth directions.

    Listed below are specific cleaning instructions for different types of fabric curtains and blinds.

  • Pleated Fabric Shades
  • Honeycomb Fabric Shades
  • Roman Shades
  • Fabric Vertical Blinds
  • Fabric Horizonal Blinds
  • How Do You Clean Polypropylene Fabric?

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    Polypropylene fabric is often used to cut the effects of wind on sporting courts (i.e., tennis and baseball) and for trampolines. In some cases, they are also used for indoor and sunroom curtains. Cleaning polypropylene fabric is pretty simple:

    • Hose the fabric down with clean water. Blot dry (which is more time-consuming) or use a wet vac. Allow it to hang dry in the sun.
    • For spot cleaning, gently handwash with a cloth and mild soapy water (or recommended Trivantage cleaning solution).

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    The purpose of this guide is to give fabricators some general guidelines and product information.

    This guide should not be considered as the sole source of information on cleaning upholstery fabric. This guide is strictly informational.