How to Care for Taffeta Curtains

Written by m.h. dyer Google
  • Share
  • Tweet
  • Share
  • Pin
  • Email
How to Care for Taffeta Curtains
Taffeta curtains can be made of either natural or manmade fibres. (hanging curtain image by GeoM from Fotolia.com)

Caring for taffeta curtains isn't difficult, but it's important to know a bit about the fabric before you begin.Taffeta may be made of either natural silk fibres or artificial fibres such as polyester or nylon, or sometimes a combination of natural silk and artificial fibres. The name taffeta refers not to the make-up of the fabric but to its soft feel and shiny smooth appearance. The method used to care for taffeta curtains will depend on the specific make-up of the fabric.

Skill level:
Moderate

Other People Are Reading

Things you need

  • Hand-held or canister vacuum
  • Liquid washing powder
  • Laundry bag
  • Iron

Show MoreHide

Instructions

  1. 1

    Vacuum taffeta curtains periodically to keep them clean and dust-free. Use a hand-held vacuum or a canister vacuum with a drapery attachment. Removing dust from the fabric will prolong the life of the taffeta curtains.

  2. 2

    Dry-clean taffeta curtains constructed of silk. Don't hand-wash or machine-wash silk taffeta, as water can leave permanent stains on the fabric. Taffeta constructed of a combination of silk and man-made fibres should also be dry-cleaned.

  3. 3

    Machine-wash polyester or nylon taffeta curtains using cool water and a gentle spin cycle. If the curtains are embroidered, place them in a large laundry bag. Polyester or nylon taffeta can also be hand-washed. Use a liquid washing powder, and never use bleach.

  4. 4

    Hang taffeta curtains and most wrinkles will disappear in a few days. If the curtains are still wrinkled, press the curtains on the wrong side of the fabric, using an iron set on low heat. Be sure the iron doesn't contain water, and avoid using steam.

Tips and warnings

  • Be sure curtains are lined if you live in a hot, sunny climate, as UV rays will cause the fibres to wear out quickly.

Don't Miss

Filter:
  • All types
  • Articles
  • Slideshows
  • Videos
Sort:
  • Most relevant
  • Most popular
  • Most recent

No articles available

No slideshows available

No videos available

By using the eHow.co.uk site, you consent to the use of cookies. For more information, please see our Cookie policy.