How to wash white sheer curtains? You will need laundry soap and water, of course.
But since it is a white curtain, we’re going to need to be extra careful when washing it.
As a maiden of my family, I know I was tasked to do the laundry, especially when I don’t have anything to do.
Who doesn’t want a clean curtain to hang around?
They do not only give you privacy and shade from the sun that comes through the window.
They also give your room some vibe and feels of style. So cleaning it is as essential as having a new one.
Well, when it comes to washing curtains, there are some things you must remember.
You are not only washing them to be clean but also to be reusable.
When it comes to cleaning, there are several factors that you might want to consider.
Things To Consider To Wash White Sheer Curtains
Here are some things to do and to avoid when cleaning your curtains.
#1. Dry cleaning
Curtains are made from different types of fabric.
So you will have to know which type yours belongs to.
Sure it may be made from washable fabrics, lining, and seams but these fabrics could also shrink when you wash them.
So to play it safe, have them dry cleaned.
Your curtain may have some ornaments and designs that are not suitable for washing, so this is a better option.
#2. Special fabric types
Since there are numerous types of fabrics, some special fabric like velvet for your draperies needs only to be brushed and not washed.
Another is silk fabric; when washing this, use lukewarm water or a cold one.
Never wrung the water out or twist it.
#3. Sun damage
The sun can be a problem sometimes, especially when a particular fabric is exposed to direct sunlight for hours.
So when you are drying curtains made from these unique fabrics, make sure to hang them dry in a clothesline or the dryer.
#4. Sheer curtain
Wash the sheer curtains regularly; even they don’t look that dirty.
The dirt and specks of dust that attach to the curtain can cause discoloration.
Mostly sheer curtains need a gentle touch when cleaning so make sure to soak them in cold water with mild detergent before washing.
Washing them will take no more than 10 minutes, including the drying process, so that it won’t take that much of your time.
Steps To Wash White Sheer Curtains
So, how to wash white sheer curtains?
Follow these simple steps to make those sheers of yours good as new.
Step #1. Preparation
In sheer washing curtains, check the fabric care description found on the manufacturer’s tag if you purchased the curtain.
If the tag says that the curtain must be dry cleaned only, take them to a professional cleaner.
Although if you made one yourself, you’ll just have to know what type of fabric the curtain is.
Upon knowing the fabric type, determine whether it is suitable for hand washing or good for washing machines.
A tip-in washing old sheer curtains? It is better done by hand.
Remove the hooks and any draperies’ hardware before cleaning them.
You may have to dust them first before wetting them. This reduces the work.
Step #2. Hand washing
If the fabric or your sheer curtains are suitable for handwashing, here are the steps in handwashing them.
The first thing to do is to fill your basin with lukewarm water and gentle laundry soap.
Strong smelled laundry soaps might ruin the fabric.
If you are going to use a powder laundry soap, make sure to dissolve it in the water before putting the curtains.
After putting the curtains on the water, leave it off for a minute.
And agitate the water so that the dirt will come off the curtain.
Remove the water as much as you can by pressing it.
Do not wring the curtain nor twist it.
Place the wet curtain on a clean flat surface with towels to absorb excess water. Hang them dry on a window or a clothesline.
Step #3. Using a washing machine
If the fabric is fine by a washing machine, use one for efficiently cleaning it.
The first is to fill the washing machine with warm water and add some mild detergent.
It’s the same one with hand washing.
Put the curtains and layer them evenly in the water.
Soak it for 10 to 15 minutes with the washing machine set at a delicate cycle.
Next is to remove the curtains after the washing cycle is complete.
Tumble them dry with a towel, just like in hand washing.
You can also place them in a dryer for a few minutes.
Place some clean and dry towels together in the drier for faster drying.
Having towels inside will prevent the sheets from getting wrinkled up.
There will be less ironing to do.
Remove the sheets from the dryer while they are still a little damp.
Re-hung them using the hardware they are attached to before.
Now that you know how to wash white sheer curtains make yours as good as new.
You can also use a fabric conditioner for a more fragrant curtain.
Just make sure to rinse it well.
Also, keep in mind to never combine the colored ones with the white ones.
There may be some fabric that, when wet, color fades and mixes with the water.
Then your white sheers will become colored ones.
Please take note of these reminders to avoid mistakes when you wash them all by yourself.