February 14, 2017
Time for a little house cleaning. Here are a few tips to help you clean your drapes.
They will tell you whether you need to dry clean the drapes. Even if the drapes are made of fabric that you can wash, the linings and seams might shrink in water. If the drapery has stitched-in pleats, swags, or any other embroidery, you definitely consider dry cleaning them.
Velvet drapes can be spruced up without washing or dry cleaning. All you need to do is brush them occasionally with a chamois cloth. Silk drapery can be shaken outdoors.
The sun can cause damage to drapery. Try to avoid direct contact with sunlight for extended periods of time.
In addition to washing your drapes as described above, you should dust them regularly using the vacuum cleaner, the attachment with a soft brush. Put the vacuum on a low setting so you don’t suck the material into the nozzle.
If it is not too much trouble to remove the drapes, you can also occasionally take them down and air them outside on a clothesline.
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