How To Whiten Curtains
How To Whiten Curtains Easily?
White net curtains in the windows have not yet completely become obsolete. They can make every household cosy. When you hang them up for the first time, they are beautifully white and light up the whole room. But over time, they turn grey or yellow and definitely don't look like new.
There are several ways to return the curtains to their former glory. Some traditional natural methods have already been known to our grandmothers and have been proven to work for years. Today, however, we have many more options, and we can afford to use products that will make this work easier for us.
With Christmas approaching, it's time to wash windows and wash curtains. Which of course is not a problem, but how to return them to their original bright white colour? We have a few tips for you, which will make your curtains look like new again.
How To Whiten Curtains Without Bleach?
If your curtains have turned grey, ordinary baking powder will help. Baking powder can be used when soaking or washing. When soaking, pour just 4-5 bags (approx. 40-50 g) of baking powder into the bathwater and let the curtains soak in it for a few hours and then wash it in the normal way.
If you do not have a few hours spare, you can add 3-6 bags (approx. 30-60g) of baking powder directly to the washing powder and wash the curtains with this mixture in the washing machine.
You can also use both methods at the same time. First, soak the curtains in powder and then wash them in the machine.
Tip: You can also use soda bicarbonate in the same way as baking powder.
You are a winner if you have wine vinegar in the kitchen. The procedure is the same as for the baking powder. You can first soak the curtains in a solution of water and vinegar. A ratio of about 2.5 tablespoons of vinegar to 1 litre of water is recommended. Let the curtains rest overnight in this bath and then wash. You can then add the vinegar to the washing machine.
Tip: If you don't have wine vinegar, you can try the same procedure with lemon juice.
Most people will have salt at home, and yet few people know how great the whitening properties of it are. The procedure is again the same as for baking powder. Soak the curtains in brine for several hours. The ratio should be about 3 tablespoons of salt per 10 litres of water. Then rinse the curtains in water and wash them in the washing machine.
Tip: You can also try mixing salt with baking powder to try 2 procedures at once.
Add gall soap to the bath or warm water. One package for about 10 litres of water is recommended. Then let the curtains soak in soapy water, best to leave overnight, and then wash them in the washing machine.
Tip: You can grate the soap to dissolve it more easily in the water.
If you don't have the necessary ingredients at home and still do not want to say goodbye to your favourite curtains, try to use the help of one of the modern helpers.
How To Whiten Curtains With Bleach?
Special Bleach For Washing Curtains
You can get such products in many chemists or supermarkets today and just use them according to the instructions on the packaging. These are usually solutions or special salts.
There can be no doubt about the bleaching ability of hydrogen peroxide. If you want to save the curtains in this way, pour a bottle of peroxide directly into the washing machine and wash the curtains gently on a low temperature.
Try adding a drop of blue ink to the wash (so that the last rinse water is light blue). However, only add the ink really drop by drop so that the curtains don't turn blue. You will be surprised how a small drop of blue ink can optically brighten curtains.
How To Wash Polyester Curtains?
Remember that curtains are not usually made of natural materials. They are most often made of polyester. Let's have a look on how to wash them.
What Water Temperature Is Suitable For Washing?
Lukewarm - maximum of 30°C
How To Squeeze Curtains?
Not at all or just by using a really very gently program
How To Iron Curtains?
Do not iron them, just hang them when wet and they will straighten themselves.