1681 Main Street, Redwood City (behind Harry's Hofbrau)
Hours: Mon.- Fri. 7 am - 6 pm Sat. 8 am - 3 pm
Your window treatments will look better and last longer if they’re properly cared for. Many manufacturers provide cleaning and maintenance instructions for their products.
To lengthen the time between dry cleanings, vacuum often. Once or twice a year, tumble the panels in the clothes dryer. To avoid removing all the drapery hooks, secure the hem over the hooks with safety pins. Add a dry, all-cotton terry cloth towel and, unless the fabric contains polyester, a fabric softener sheet. Set the dryer on “no heat” or “air fluff” for 30 minutes. Remove and hang the draperies immediately.
For washable curtains, hand wash them, a panel at a time, in sudsy water comfortably hot to the touch. Drain the water as soon as it turns dirty; then rinse. Wash and rinse again. Hang to dry; touch up with an iron if needed.
To keep stained wood blinds in good condition, dab wood furniture oil on the cloth when you dust. Metal, vinyl, and PVC blinds can be cleaned with a damp cloth and mild detergent; wipe dry immediately to prevent spotting. Vinyl mini-blinds can be immersed in the bathtub, but dunking metal blinds can cause rusting.
To avoid scratching polycarbonate plastic blinds, use a very soft cloth and an extremely diluted, mild detergent or a cleaner recommended for computer screens.
To train draperies, open the panels completely and, with your fingers, smooth the fabric into pleats or folds. Tie in place with soft fabric strips. After a few days, remove the ties.
Serving San Francisco, San Mateo, Belmont, San Carlos, Redwood City, Atherton, Menlo Park, Palo Alto and Woodside Areas.
Broadway Window Treatments | 1681 Main Street | Redwood City California 94063 (behind Harry's Hofbrau)