Having clean curtains is almost as important as choosing the right ones. Proper cleaning will not only lengthen their lives, but will keep them fresh and new.

When the curtains are clean, they allow the correct amount of light to pass through the room and also serve as decorative elements. On the contrary, when the curtains are dirty, in addition to looking different and less striking, the light that enters brings with it the dust and dirt accumulated in the curtains. The solution is to learn to clean them and make that process a routine.

The cleaning methods change according to the material, and so below we present different techniques for each type of curtains:

Wood: The best way to clean wooden blinds is with a flannel, a duster or a damp cloth. To clean them thoroughly and give them shine use an oily wood preservative.

Imitation Wood: They last longer and can withstand more thorough cleaning. It is recommended to remove the dust with the brush of the vacuum cleaner, duster or wet flannel. To remove stains or fungi you can use very mild water and detergent with a soft sponge that does not damage wood.

Interwoven wood fiber or bamboo: They should be cleaned like wood but with greater care and avoid excess water, careful to avoid breaking the fine fibers.

Vinyl: Just like fake wood curtains, water and detergent can be used. Do not use hot water, however, as this may spoil the material.

Aluminum: They are very resistant and a damp cloth should be used to remove dust that accumulates easily on aluminum curtains. For deeper cleaning, they can be soaked in water with detergent and allowed to dry in the open air.

Fabric: Shaking and vacuuming is key to this type of curtains. If you have Blondes or pleats it is best to contact a specialized company so that they remain as new and well pleated.

The most important thing to remember to avoid having to clean your curtains so often is to regularly dust and dirt.

When it comes to cleaning your curtains, the treatment depends on its construction and quality of the fabric. Sun and dust and dirt are destructive factors of fabrics. If your windows are to the east or south, especially if you live in a mild climate, consider placing a polarized paper on the windows to lessen the effects of ultraviolet rays. Light colored fabrics generally reflect sunlight and do not fade easily. Dark colors absorb light and fade. Use polarized or blinds between the glass and the curtain to protect it. Acrylic, fiberglass, and polyester, resist the sun better than other fibers and retain color over time. Cotton, rayon and acetates often resist the effects of the sun less.

Before proceeding to clean your curtains, you must be sure that they can be washed at home. Investigate the following:

1st. - The curtains sometimes combine several materials; maybe one is washable and the other is not. If you were to wash the curtains.

2nd. - The sunlight weakens the fabric of the curtains over time.

3rd. - If the curtain is pleated, pleated, they will probably lose their shape if the curtain is washed in the washing machine. Nowadays there are already pleated curtains that repel dust.

We hope these tips are useful. Contact us on singaporelaundry.com if you have any question for curtain cleaning.

Author's Bio: 

Hasan Root, a dream lover