10th Jul 2024

A Quick Guide To Washing Nets

A Quick Guide To Washing Nets

Understandably, you want your net curtains washed and back adorning your windows quickly. Windows can look bare, and nosey neighbours can stare when you don’t have nets that offer much-needed style and privacy.

Fortunately, there are many fast and effective ways to clean your net curtains, depending on what works best for you. Here at The Mill Shop, we’ve put together this short and insightful guide so you’ll have your nets washed in no time.

A modern take

Many shy away from the washing machine when it comes to washing nets. There is no need to fear using your electronic friend as long as you follow these tips.

  • Always shake excess dust off your curtains before putting them in the wash.
  • Pick a delicate setting.
  • Opt for detergents made for delicate fabrics and skip fabric conditioner.
  • Add a clean white towel; this will increase the weight of the load and help balance out the spin cycle.

However, tumble dryers can damage your nets, so it’s best to avoid them. Opt to wash your nets on a dry and sunny day, hang them from your washing line and due to their light, thin material, they should dry quickly. They should be ready for you to re-hang the same day.

Cleaning extremely dirty nets

This next step is a must for nets hung in high-traffic areas or if you’ve held off cleaning them for a little too long.

Fill your bath with warm water, not exceeding 30 degrees. Add baking soda, which will help remove stains and odour. Leave your nets to soak for an hour before removing them from the dirty water and putting them on a delicate wash. Avoid ringing your net curtains out, as this can cause damage.

Avoiding the washing machine

Suppose you’re still sceptical about using your washing machine and would rather avoid it altogether. You can hand wash your net curtains in a warm water bath with delicate detergent; ensure you rinse well. This method may take longer, but it will eradicate any fear of damage and is best practice for old or very delicate nets.

Ironing your nets

They won’t need ironing if you’ve hung your nets to air dry outside. However, if you can spot some creases and are somewhat of an interior design perfectionist, you can iron your net curtains at a cool temperature, but take care during this step.

Washing your net curtains doesn’t have to be a daunting task. With the right approach, you can have your nets looking fresh and clean in no time. Whether you choose the convenience of a washing machine, the thoroughness of a hand wash, or the deep cleaning of a baking soda soak, there are effective methods to suit your needs.

Remember to handle nets carefully, avoid tumble dryers, and consider a gentle iron if needed. By following these tips, your net curtains will continue to enhance your home’s aesthetic and offer you much-needed privacy for years to come. For more information, contact a member of our expert team on 01623 445480.

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