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
Even if a home is otherwise spotless, neglecting to clean fabric blinds and curtains regularly can lead to mildew growth, grime, and significant damage. Some of the best cleaning methods include hosing
them down with clean water on a hot and sunny day, using mild soap (i.e., dish soap) with a soft brush or cloth to wipe them down, and vacuum-cleaning both sides of the fabric, etc.
Refrain from using harsh products on your curtains
It’s recommended that you keep all shrubbery, vines, large house plants, and the like away from your curtains and blinds. Otherwise, you risk acidic properties seeping into your fabric and leaving
stains. The same applies to rusted curtain rods, window coverings, frames, and dirty curtain holdbacks.
Handle your curtain and blind fabrics with care
On most fabrics, avoid abrasive products like insect repellant and household cleaning products (i.e., bleach) that can impair the fabric’s water repellent properties and cause staining. Performance
fabrics from brands like Sunbrella or Phifertex, on the other hand, are engineered to allow for cleaning with diluted bleach
solutions. Be sure to review all
manufacturer-provided recommendations for cleaning before getting started.
Make repairs quickly
Avoid dragging your curtains over harsh surfaces like concrete, asphalt, untreated wood surfaces, etc. Further, avoid yanking or firmly pulling your curtains. Lastly, don’t cook food or have an open
flame near your curtains as this is a safety hazard and can result in stained fabric.
Suppose you notice a small rip, tear, or puncture in your curtains. In that case, we recommend repairing the problem as soon as possible. Otherwise, your curtains and blinds may be vulnerable to more