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Complete Guide: How To Wash Blackout Curtains?

Complete Guide: How To Wash Blackout Curtains?

Apr 30,2024
How to Clean a Shower Curtain in a Washing Machine
Grommet Curtain

If your shower liners or curtains are labeled machine washable, begin by detaching them from the shower curtain rings.
Wash the curtains and liner in the washing machine. Add one or two white towels to help clean them and prevent wrinkles.
Add half a cup of baking soda to your regular laundry detergent or all-purpose cleaner.
Run on the washing machine’s warm, normal cycle.
Stop after the rinse cycle – the spin cycle is usually unnecessary when cleaning shower curtains or liners.
Reattach to the curtain rings and allow to hang dry.
Most shower curtains and liners can adequately hang-dry in the shower and do not need to go through the dryer. Shower curtains made of heavy natural fibers may need to be tumble dried and ironed afterward. Check instructions.

Two alternate methods exist for how to clean a shower curtain liner or curtain with stubborn stains.

Run in the washing machine as above, but use mixture of 1/2 cup laundry detergent and 1/2 cup baking soda. Before the rinse cycle, add 1 cup of vinegar. After the rinse cycle, hang the curtain and liner to dry.
For tough stains, wash in machine with 1/2 cup bleach and 1/4 cup detergent. Only use bleach on white or transparent shower curtains.
Grommet Curtain
How to Wash a Shower Curtain by Hand
Grommet Curtain

• Sprinkle baking soda on a damp, microfiber cloth.
• Scrub the entire shower curtain.
• Rinse the baking soda with a clean, damp cloth until it is all removed.
• If the curtain has more stubborn stains, scrub them again with baking soda until you remove the stains, then rinse again.
How to Clean Shower Curtain RIngs

This method allows you to clean your shower curtain rings.
• Remove the rings from the shower curtain rod.
• Fill a bathroom sink with warm water and a cup of white distilled vinegar.
• Soak the rings while the curtain is in the wash, then drain and rinse with warm water.
• You can remove any stubborn soap scum residue with a brush or even your fingernails.
Grommet Curtain
Tips for Shower Curtain Maintenance
Grommet Curtain

• Wash shower curtains at least every season, more if bathroom has poor air circulation or often has mold or mildew.
• To keep mildew at bay, mix a solution of half water and half vinegar, and spray the shower curtain every day.
• If you keep your shower curtain and liner clean, they should not need replacement unless they become torn.

Having a dirty shower curtain and liner may keep you from feeling completely clean. Important to wash your shower curtain and regularly maintain it to keep your bathroom clean and fresh. The Home Depot sells a variety of cleaners that will help you keep your bathroom clean and tidy. It's important to know how to wash your shower curtain. Regular maintenance can prevent mildew from forming in the first place. 

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