There are two ways to do this. You can either clean your curtains where they hang or clean them in the washing machine/sink. Clearly, these two methods will need very different products. This quick guide covers both options
Curtains should not be washed in the washing machine too often. There shouldn’t be any reason to do it more than once or twice a year. With the possible exception of occasions where children or pets smear them with dirt or food.
Cleaning your curtains without taking them down
To clean your curtains without taking them down, you will some Scented Vinegar, Linen Mist and a freshly cleaned Linen Cleaning Cloth (they can be washed in the washing machine - just don’t use fabric softener).
Use the Scented Vinegar and cloth to spot-clean any areas that have become marked. You might like to let the Scented Vinegar soak in for a while before patting the area clean with your cloth.
If there are any patches of pet hair (black cats are particular culprits for this), the Instagram-famous trick of using a rubber squeegee to clear it really does work. If you don’t have one to hand, rubber gloves or a lint brush are also effective.
Spray both the front of the curtain and the liner with your Linen Mist. Not only will it smell nice for a day or two after you use it, but your choice of scent will be released whenever the sun catches the fabric, giving you refreshing bursts through hot summer days.
Hand washing or machine washing your curtains
Most curtains can be cleaned in the washing machine or sink. Be careful to check the care label; some are dry clean only.
To wash them in the machine, use our Wool & Silk Wash, even if your curtains are not made of those materials. This wash is deliberately gentle and easy on colours. Don’t use any fabric softener and absolutely do not dry them in the tumble dryer.