Curtain cleaning tips

Curtains, along with other soft furnishings, constitute a very important part of your home decoration. Curtains, which come in many colours and textures, add to the beauty and vibrant charm of your home. Your living room is transformed into an appealing and attractive space when your curtains match or contrast with the other furniture or the wall colours of your living room.

We recommend that you use local curtain cleaners in Perth, like Curtain Cleaning Perth, to deep-clean your curtains.

Benefits of having beautiful and clean curtains in your living space:

  • Clean and fresh curtains help to improve air quality. They do not release dust particles or allergens, which pollute the air. You will appreciate this very much if you are an individual prone to allergies.
  • Clean curtains do not store pet dander, pollen, mould, or mildew spores. You remove these contaminants completely from your curtains.
  • Regular cleaning helps to remove stains and odours from your curtains. Your curtains look and smell fresh without any unsightly stains or unpleasant odours.
  • Curtains have a longer lifespan when they are cleaned and dried properly. Accumulated dust and mould can degrade the quality of your curtain fabric, which becomes subject to wear and tear easily.
  • You free your home from various pest infestations, like dust mites. Regular cleaning helps to remove the presence of dust mites from your home and saves you from serious health hazards.
  • Clean curtains convey an overall impression of tidiness and also enhance your image in the eyes of your friends and family.
  • Curtains help to protect you from direct sunlight and UV rays. At the same time, cleaning and rotating your curtain fabric will help to preserve them for a long time and prevent their fading in the sunlight.
  • Regular cleaning makes the cleaning process more manageable, as you can easily remove the dirt and grime stains without them becoming encrusted.

Some tips and tricks to use in the process of curtain cleaning

  • Always read the manufacturer’s labels correctly. The care instructions for different types of fabrics, whether to clean with water or solvent, or whether the material is suitable for dry cleaning, steam cleaning, or ironing, are all given here. Make it a point to read the manufacturer’s labels from top to bottom. This way, you won’t go wrong in your curtain cleaning process.
  • Test any chemicals or cleaning agents in an inconspicuous corner of the curtains. This way, you won’t risk damaging the whole fabric when the cleaning agent has adverse side effects on the curtains. This is what I called doing a patch test.
  • Handwash delicate fabrics. This includes handwashing curtains made of 100% cotton, voile, chiffon, or lace. Be certain that the curtains’ colours won’t bleed or spread to other areas of the curtains. This way, you won’t risk damaging the entire curtain while handwashing. You can ascertain whether some curtains are suitable for handwashing by reading either their product description or the care labels attached to them. To handwash curtains, all you need is a bucket and some dishwashing liquid to make a soap solution. Soak the curtain fabric for some time. Gently scrub the curtain fabric and rinse with lukewarm water to make your curtains totally clean.
  • Machine wash lightweight curtains: It is difficult to wash all curtain fabrics in a washing machine. Use machine washing to clean curtains that allow the same, like polyester, nylon, and other synthetic fabrics. Machine washing is the easiest and most convenient. Always set the water temperature to cool and wash the curtains in a slow spin cycle using laundry detergent. It is also easy to drip dry these materials after a machine wash. Remember, hot temperatures are bad for curtain fabrics.
  • If you have heavy curtains, it is better to do steam cleaning. Do not remove the curtains from the hooks or rings from which they are suspended. It is easiest to clean the curtains when they are suspended and stretched. You can easily clean materials like velvet and suede. Gently pass the steam cleaner over the curtains. Make sure to maintain the nozzle at a distance from the curtain material to avoid getting the material damp or wet. Always clean from top to bottom to ensure that you cover the entire curtain surface.
  • Lastly, don’t put your curtains in the dryer. This is a surefire way to ensure that the curtains are creased and wrinkled.


If you follow the above tips, you will not go wrong in your curtain cleaning process. It is always better to hire expert curtain cleaners like Professional Curtain Cleaning Perth to complete a damage-free curtain cleaning process.

Curtain Cleaning Perth is a well-known curtain cleaning agency operating in Perth. We work 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Please contact us at 0480021966 or online through our website to book an appointment.

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