How to Wash Blackout Curtains the Right Way – A Complete Guide

Rebekah Purnel

If you have blackout curtains, it’s important to know how to wash them the right way. Many people make the mistake of thinking that they can just throw them in the washing machine with the rest of their laundry.

This is a big no-no! If you want your blackout curtains to last for a long time, you need to take care of them properly. In this blog post, we will teach you how to wash your blackout curtains correctly so that they look and feel like new again!

How to Wash Blackout Curtains the Right Way

The first step is to check the care label. This will tell you what kind of fabric your blackout curtains are made of and how they should be washed.

If the care label says “dry clean only,” then that’s exactly what you should do. But if the care label says that your blackout curtains can be machine washed, then you can proceed to the next step.

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How to Wash Blackout Curtains in a Washing Machine

If you have blackout curtains that are made of a machine-washable fabric, then you can wash them in your washing machine! Follow these simple steps and your curtains will be clean in no time.

First, check the care label to see what kind of fabric your blackout curtains are made of. This will determine what settings you should use on your washing machine. For example, if your curtains are made of a delicate fabric, then you should use the gentle cycle.

Next, choose a mild laundry detergent. You don’t need anything fancy or expensive – a simple, gentle laundry detergent will do the trick.

Now it’s time to actually wash your curtains! Put them in your washing machine and set it to the appropriate cycle. Once the cycle is finished, take your curtains out of the machine and hang them up to dry.

That’s all there is to it! Washing your blackout curtains in a washing machine is really easy. Just make sure to follow the care label instructions and use a gentle laundry detergent, and you’ll be good to go. Thanks for reading!

How to Wash Blackout Curtains by Hand

If your blackout curtains are made of a delicate fabric or if the care label says “dry clean only,” then you should wash them by hand. Washing curtains by hand is really easy – just follow these simple steps and you’ll have clean curtains in no time.

First, fill a bucket with lukewarm water and add a mild laundry detergent. Swish the water around to create suds.

Next, submerge your blackout curtains in the soapy water and let them soak for about 15 minutes.

After 15 minutes have passed, it’s time to rinse your curtains. Use clean, cool water to rinse away all of the soap suds. Once your curtains are rinsed, you can either hang them up to dry or put them in the clothes dryer on a low heat setting.

If you choose to hang your curtains up to dry, use a set of clothespins to clip them to a laundry line or drying rack. Once they are dry, Iron them if needed and hang them back up!

Still not sure how to wash curtains? Watch our quick video tutorial for more tips

Final Words

That’s it! Now you know how to wash your blackout curtains the right way. With proper care, your curtains can last for many years to come. Thanks for reading!

I hope this helps the next time you need to wash your blackout curtains! If you have any questions, feel free to leave a comment below or contact us directly. We’re always happy to help!

About Rebekah Purnell

Hi, there! I'm Rebekah Purnell. Mother of three little boys and one little princess. Welcome to Curtainsly, a place for exploring curtains & window treatments and sharing inspiration. Thanks for joining my DIY journey!


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