Curtains are a multi-purpose resource. They have several practical as well as aesthetic purposes for adding charm and color to our living room décor. They protect our privacy and control our heat and light. But curtains can also be dust magnets and attract a lot of allergens and germs. Clean and fresh curtains keep you family safe from disease and allergies.

We recommend that you use local, expert curtain cleaners in Sydney, like Professional Curtain Cleaning Sydney, to deep-clean your curtains.

Understanding Curtain Cleaning Basics

  • First, you need to understand the fabric and texture of your curtains and the cleaning methods required. Always check the manufacturer’s care instructions tag to clearly understand what type of cleaning is required. Cleaning methods may vary from machine washing, hand washing, steam cleaning, stain removal, etc.
  • If you want to extend the lifespan of your curtains, you will neglect regular curtain cleaning. You may feel that curtain cleaning is a chore, but if you allow the curtains to get heavily soiled and dirty, it will be very difficult to clean the curtains. If you don’t have the time to deep-clean, use at least a brush or vacuum cleaner to remove surface dust regularly.

Machine wash or hand wash

  • This is where the manufacturer’s care instructions can be very helpful. Delicate fabrics or heavy fabrics like velvet or suede may require alternative cleaning methods. Be familiar with them so that you avoid damaging the curtain fabric.
  • Machine washing is the most convenient method, and many curtain fabrics can be washed in washing machines. But check carefully before you adopt any one method.
  • Remove all hooks, rings, and any other removable embellishments from curtains before cleaning them.
  • Hand washing is a safe alternative, though it requires more personal effort. Lukewarm water, mild detergent, and gentle agitation work wonders in making your curtains clean. Always ensure that you remove the excess water without wringing the curtain material hard.
  • For delicate and hard-to-clean fabrics, you can fall back on the reliable help and guidance provided by professional cleaning agencies. Their helpful advice can help preserve the integrity of the curtain fabrics.

Distinguishing the different drying methods

Drying on low heat:

  • Some curtains can be dried by using the dryer at low heat settings. The best option is to dry the curtain fabrics by air-drying them. Air drying also dries the curtain straight and does not necessitate pressing to remove wrinkles and creases.
  • Ironing a curtain on a low heat setting on both sides makes the curtain look crisp and ready for rehanging.

General care tips

These include dusting or vacuuming, spot cleaning, and ensuring sun damage protection.

  • Like all cleaning, curtain cleaning also begins with dusting and vacuuming both sides of the curtain. Using a vacuum cleaner fitted with a HEPA filter would be most appropriate, especially if there is a lot of pollution and allergens in your curtains.
  • Stains and spills are inevitable, especially with clumsy guests or accident-prone children who cause a variety of spills of different liquids, whether beverages, wine, blood, ink, etc. Customize your cleaning method according to each spill, as each spill requires a different method. Mopping up and cleaning each stain immediately as it happens would be best for removing the different types of stains.
  • Often, windows are in the path of direct sunlight to allow maximum light into your living room. You can minimize sun damage to curtains by hanging them in shaded areas or using them with curtain liners. Remember, direct sunlight causes the fading and discoloration of your curtains.
  • Rotate the curtains that you use in your windows frequently so that they always convey a clean and fresh look. This also improves longevity and minimizes the wear and tear on your curtains.


We have given above some recommendations to keep your curtains clean and vibrant-looking. Even if you do regular DIY cleaning of your curtains, professional cleaning at least quarterly is necessary to deep-clean your curtains.

Curtain Cleaning Sydney is a well-established curtain-cleaning company based in Sydney. We work 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Please contact us at 0488855927 or online through our website to book an appointment.

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