How To Look After Your Curtains
Stability and Movement
- Polyester, acrylic and cotton blends are best for stability and movement.
- Take caution with fabrics that absorb or release a lot of moisture such as silk and linen.
- These fabrics tend to "move" more in length.
- Polyester and acrylic are best in humid environments.
Take caution with natural fibres such as cotton, linen, silk, wool and viscose.
- Mildew grows on natural fibres.
- To help with mildew, make sure there is good air circulation in the room, hang curtains at least 10cm away from the window and maintain regular vacuuming and cleaning.
- Although, keep in mind this is no guarantee.
- Polyester and acrylic are best in sunlight.
Take caution with silk and wool.
- If acrylic and polyester fabrics experience colour change, the problem is within the dye or cleaning process, not the fibre.
- Recommendation: protect curtains with a quality lining and stack curtains away from the window.
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