Give your curtains the love they need

Over time, dirt can settle in the fibers of your curtains, causing for example white curtains to appear grey. That’s why we recommend regular and gentle cleaning once a year for our products. ADO curtains are all easy to care for and can be washed at a minimum of 30 °C. Detailed care instructions are available online in our product finder or on the care label.

Step by step

Washing curtains

Take down your curtains or drapes shortly before you plan to wash them and check the instructions on the care label.

Before you place your curtains or drapes in the washing machine, ensure that all pins, pleat pins, roll rings, gliders and weighting rods have been removed, to avoid damage to the material. To remove dust and loose dirt you can shake out your drapes and carefully vacuum them with a vacuum cleaner.

Tie off the top of your curtains or drapes before washing, if plastic parts are sewn in, and place the product in a wash bag. As an alternative to the wash bag, you could also use a pillowcase.

Make sure you wash your curtains and drapes separately and not with other laundry items. The laundry drum should be less than half full to ensure proper cleansing. Follow the dosage instructions on the detergent packaging and wash on a gentle cycle without spinning.

Very delicate curtains can also be washed in the bathtub using lukewarm water. The curtains should be completely submerged in water. Soak for 10-20 minutes and then swish around in soapy water. Ensure good rinsing before hanging the curtains while still damp. Arrange the folds while still damp to avoid unwanted creasing.

After washing, the curtains should be hung damp and draped as required. If, despite careful treatment, slight creasing has occurred, you can easily remove them by carefully ironing the damp curtain. Remember, curtains and drapes should never be put in the dryer!

Synthetic fabrics and microplastics

To ensure that as little microplastic as possible ends up in the water when washing synthetic textiles, we recommend a shorter wash cycle at low speed. A special wash bag can reduce fiber breakage, which protects the textiles as well as ensuring that less microplastics end up in the water. We recommend a wash bag that reliably retains loosened plastic fibers.

Fabrics with natural-fiber content

Fabrics with a high natural-fiber content should be washed before sewing and finishing, to avoid additional shrinkage.

Upholstery fabrics

Like all textiles, furniture upholstery fabrics are subject to a constant barrage of dust and contact soiling. To maintain the beauty of newly upholstered furniture, regular cleaning and care are essential. You can also avoid visible lightening of patches, usually caused by incorrect stain removal.

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Taking care of upholstery fabrics

Vacuum the sofa regularly with an upholstery nozzle to remove house dust, crumbs and everyday dirt. Pay special attention to corners and piping.

You should also rub down all upholstery fabrics several times a year with a clean damp cloth and some soapy water (a mix of water and detergent for delicates). Follow with a final wipe down with clear water to remove any detergent residue from the fabric.

Because of the padding and substructure of upholstery, moisture should be used in moderation. After cleaning, let the fabric dry well. If you have chosen fabric with dirt-repellent features, we recommend reactivating these properties after cleaning by lightly ironing. Ensure that no water drops come out of the iron.  

ADO upholstery fabrics – a wise choice!
• 30°C washable
• Easy to care for, crease resistant & maintains its shape
• hard-wearing
• up to 100,000 Martindale
• high lightfastness
• high breathability and comfort
• flame retardant textiles also available
• 5-year guarantee

Removing stains from upholstery fabrics

When it comes to stains, it is generally best to react fast. The older the stains, the harder it is to remove them from the fabric and the greater the risk that visible residues remain.

Ideally, distilled water should be used for stain removal and upholstery cleaning to avoid unsightly white edges on stains. Dried-on, encrusted stains should be moistened before removal is attempted. Do not pluck, as this may damage the upholstery fabric! Carefully sponge away at stains with an absorbent cloth or spoon. Do not rub soiling deeper into the upholstery fabric.

Always work your way in from the outer edge of the stain to prevent the stain from spreading. Protein and grease-based stains can usually be removed easily with soap and water: prepare a lye solution made of warm water and mild detergent. For light-colored covers, the addition of a commercial stain removal salt can be helpful. Wash the stain from the fabric over a large area and with plenty of water. Repeat the process if necessary until the stain is no longer visible. Then remove any soap residue with plenty of clean water, dab dry with a cloth and allow the fabric to dry completely at a normal temperature.

The following applies to all cleaning procedures:
• Refrain from using the furniture until it has completely dried
• If the upholstery fabric is stain repellent, reactivate it by ironing the completely air-dried upholstery fabric
• Never blow dry stain-repellent fabrics  

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