How to eliminate Creases and achieve the Pleats of your Curtains
Steam cleaning is an eco-friendly, nontoxic alternative to chemical cleaning methods. As you hold the steamer up to your drapes, the steam releases dirt and contaminants from the fabric, and the tool eliminate the wrinkles and creases away. Steam cleaning isn’t safe for all fabrics, so check the label on your drapes to make sure they are not heat-sensitive.
1. Fill the water tank in the steam cleaner according to the manufacturer’s instructions. Allow the water to heat. Attach the jet nozzle to the end of the hose.
2. Hold the nozzle 6 inches from the drapes. Beginning at the top and moving to the bottom, spray the drapes with steam. Over seam lines, move the nozzle to 2 inches from the drapes instead of 6 inches. When you have sprayed the entire front surface of the drapes, remove the jet nozzle and set it aside.
3. Attach the fabric or drape tool to the end of the hose. Hold the hose upright, so dirty condensation can run back down the hose and into the machine. Lightly touch the cleaning tool on the end of the hose to the top of the drapes. Move the tool slowly down the fabric panel from top to bottom.
4. Continue steaming the drapes until you have covered the entire front surface. Repeat the process with the fabric or drape tool on the back side of the drapes if possible.
5. Open the drapes and arrange them in pleats. Wrap a 2- or 3-inch-wide band of fabric around the drapes close to the top, at the middle and just below the bottom hem.
6. Steam the drapes again, running the steam head down the front of the pleats. Skip over the band and continue to the bottom. Allow the drapes to cool. Move the bands and steam those areas. Allow the drapes to cool.
7. Steam the back side of the drapes the same way as you just steamed the front while wrapped in bands. Reach behind the drape to manoeuvre the steamer head down to the bottom.
8. Allow the drapes to hang for several days before removing the bands.
Things You Will Need – Steam cleaner with jet nozzle and fabric band
Tips – Test the steam cleaner on an inconspicuous area of fabric before you begin.
Warnings – The steam emerging from the steam cleaner is very hot. Be careful not to burn yourself while you work. Don’t steam clean draylon or velvet drapes.