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Caring for your Curtains

Home Curtains Caring for your Curtains

Keep the showroom finish for years and years

Plumbs offer an extensive choice of quality curtain fabrics from respected design houses such as Swaffer and Prestigious Textiles. An expert in home measuring service and professional hanging of your made to measure curtains is all offered FREE of charge. With over 200 curtain fabrics and a range of headings and pelmet styles to choose from, you can create a unique look for your home.

Everything is done for you; your home consultant will hang your fully lined and weighted curtains perfectly, and will not consider the task complete until you are truly satisfied with your brand new made to measure curtains.Your consultant will hang your curtains

Caring for your new made-to-measure curtains

  • Vaccum your Curtains regularly using a brush attachment, to keep your curtains dust and dirt free.
  • Regular redressing of the curtains may be required to maintain appearance. This will help drapes to remain in place. The tightening of the drapes within the tie-backs or hold backs can help the curtains to remain fixed in place.
  • Steaming your curtains in situ can help to remove any creases.
  • Black out linings on your curtains can help to minimise fading caused by sunlight.
  • Note on Chenille and Velvet fabrics the pile may flatten in areas. This may result in a ‘shaded’ area on contact areas but this is normal for this type of fabric. Vacuum using a brush attachment to reduce flattening.
  • If you have ordered coordinating scatter cushions with your curtains, plump them up regularly to maintain their shape and appearance.

Hanging your curtains after cleaning

  • Eyelet Curtains – Start with one end of the curtain with the front facing you. Place the eyelet over the pole so that only the front of the curtain can be seen once hung. Carry on placing the eyelets through in a concertina fashion. Once both curtains have been replaced tighten up bracket screws.

Eyelet curtains

  • Pencil Pleat Curtains – Insert your curtain hooks, starting with the middle point on the header tape and working to the outer edge of the curtain, leaving around 5cm between hooks. If your curtain does not have an overlap, put the hook on the curtain in the middle of the window on the 2nd to end pocket to allow a curtain overlap once the curtain is drawn. This is required on the curtain to the left as you walk into the room, to ensure that no light can be seen between the curtains when drawn.

Pencil Pleat curtains

  • Pinch Pleat Curtains – A unique feature of these curtains is that you can adjust the drop by moving the hook down the slider. This process can be repeated until you are satisfied with the look. Pinch pleat curtains have the pleats permanently sewn in and will be made to fit the exact width of the track or pole.

Pinch Pleat curtains