How to wash curtainsHow to wash curtains First of all - about the main thing: Curtains need to be changed (and therefore - washed or cleaned) at least twice a year. The rest of the time they will benefit from the normal airing of the room. Open the windows, and let the curtains rinse in the wind for a few hours. So unobtrusively you dust the dust off them, and at the same time refresh the air in the house.

In dry cleaning

Curtains of all colors (up to tulle) can be handed indry cleaning (approximate prices are shown in the table). In addition, some cleaning companies, along with cleaning the apartment and washing windows offer an additional service of "dry" cleaning of curtains. In this case, you do not have to leave the house and even remove the curtains from the eaves (the cost of this cleaning is from 150 rubles per square meter). If your curtains of expensive natural fabrics - they are a direct road to dry cleaning. In other cases, you can get by with washing. Prices for dry cleaning of curtains of firm "Diana" Curtains, curtains OtDoShtori dvuhniza 1 sq. M. m130220 Curtains dense (portieres, products from tapestry, panels) for 1 square. m95160 Curtains thin (silk, tulle) for 1 sq. m 70115 Brushes, garters 95160


Washing can survive blinds from artificialor mixed (in them there should be at least 10% synthetics) fabrics, as well as kitchen curtains made of cotton. Since the event is, as a rule, extremely rare, and the curtains really want to return the pristine purity and freshness - there are some general rules that apply to all types of curtains:

  • Before dousing, the curtains must be properly shaken out of the dust (it's best to do it outdoors - but a balcony will do).
  • Before washing them without fail, you needsoak either in plain water or in water with the addition of a detergent powder - sometimes this procedure should be repeated two or even three times, each time changing the water (all depends on the degree of contamination).
  • After washing, gently rinse the curtains. Otherwise, if the detergent is in contact with the sun's rays, the fabric may burn out.
  • Curtains and drapes

    If you do not join the Russian national team in heavyathletics, it is best to hand tight curtains and drapes to dry cleaners, especially if you do not know the composition of the fabric. If you do decide to erase them, you'll have to do it carefully, which means it's long and tedious. In order to get rid of the dust stuck in the heavy material, the curtains must first be soaked - several times in plain cold water (you can add soda or salt to it) and a few in a slightly warm powder. After this - manual or gentle machine wash with a gentle tool. You can not rub, boil. Rinse - in warm, then in cold water. And no pressing! Allow the water to drain to avoid damaging the texture of the fabric and not stretching it.

  • Velvet. Velvet curtains, cleaned of dust with a brush, then wipe with a soft woolen cloth dampened in gasoline, and dried. Then again, clean with a woolen cloth, but already soaked in wine alcohol.
  • Tapestry. This material is prescribed dry brushing or vacuuming. You can also wipe the tapestry with a slightly damp sponge.
  • Flock. To remove dust, you can use a vacuum cleaner, a sponge or a soft brush for clothes. Regular care for the curtains from the flock will preserve their silky shine.
  • Read more about stain removal.

    Tulle, silk, organza

    Subtle natures, so you need to treat themextremely carefully. Pre-them soaked in cold water (to remove dust, you will have to change the water several times). Just do not abuse the time: if synthetic curtains stay for a long time wet, they can form wrinkles that can not be smoothed. Then the curtains are washed manually at a water temperature of 30 degrees. If your washing machine has a delicate washing with spin-off, you can use it. Since curtains and curtains usually strongly wrinkle, before loading them into the machine, put them in a pillowcase. Wash separately, making sure that the weight does not exceed half the recommended load rate. Organza and tulle at the lowest temperature. By the way, a great way to avoid ironing is to hang the washed curtains on the windows wet. How to return tulle whiteness: "grandmother's" means

  • Darkened and yellowed cotton tulle soak before washing in salt water (1 tablespoon salt per 1 liter of water).
  • In hot water, add 1 tbsp. l. ammonia, 2 tbsp. l. 3 per cent hydrogen peroxide, and dip the carefully stretched tulle into it for 30 minutes, then rinse well.
  • Kitchen Curtains

    With kitchen curtains, the situation is mucheasier than with the rest. Usually they are made from inexpensive cotton or synthetic fabric, which withstand frequent washing. Here are a few simple instructions:

  • To make kitchen curtains easier to wash, soak them overnight in salt cold water, and then add salt to the powder when washing.
  • Chintz curtains are washed in cold salted water, rinse in water with vinegar.
  • Cotton always sits down, and color fades. Therefore, when washing, select the temperature not higher than the one indicated on the label.
  • On a note! Before you sew the curtains, moisten the cloth, so that later there is no trouble with shrinkage when washing. Or sew the curtains with a solid reserve. Now, when you hung clean curtains and snow-white tulle, take a critical look at them - maybe you should replace the usual window decor with something more bright and summer? Especially in fashion is now a combination of green and pink, giant flowers and fabrics in polka dots.