Our staff are trained in the cleaning and finishing of your curtains and household goods, which is really a speciality in its' own right.
Your curtains will be carefully measured before cleaning, all furnishings are then checked for any difficult staining, before being thoroughly and gently cleaned by the appropriate method.
We use specialist processing, which releases the soiling, cleansing the material and retexturing the fabric at the same time. Carefully controlled low temperature drying minimises the risk of shrinkage and distortion. After drying the curtains are carefully hung and checked for residual stains or marks.
Specialist Curtain & Soft Furnishing Cleaning
Stainguarding and any repairs or alterations are then undertaken. Your curtains are then passed to our finishing department, where the linings are ironed before they are hung in our specialised Drapemaster Curtain Finishing Former, where they are gently steamed, under tension if appropriate, to obtain the best final presentation.
Soft furnishings are carefully hand ironed and pressed by our skilled finishing team. After a quality control inspection by two members of staff, soft furnishings are gently and carefully packed, curtains are tubed in heavy gauge polythene for safe storage and journey home.
Light Coloured Fabrics
Curtains with pale backgrounds, may often suffer from yellowish streaks or banding, down the folds of the curtain. This is caused by atmospheric pollution and is hard to remove. Very often it is not soiling as such, but a change in the actual colour of the material.
Standard safe processing may not result in total removal. Sometimes further treatment is possible, and if you would like us to proceed further, then please discuss this with our staff, who will be pleased to advise.
Soft furnishing fabrics are not usually presrunk when purchased, and the manufacturer will often specify a tolerance of 5 percent allowance. This is one reason why drycleaning, as opposed to washing, is very often recommended.
Whilst our processing and drying is very gentle and well controlled, there will be a few rare instances, when we will not be able to achieve the original length or size. In the few instances, it is normally possible to cure the problem by altering the heading or similar adjustment.
When curtains are interlined they may, in some cases, need some adjustment after cleaning to achieve a perfect finish as there could be some movement in one of the fabric layers.
Whilst your curtains have been in use, they will have been exposed to daylight and the sun to differing degrees. The lining protects the curtain fabric from the sun, and in consequence there may come a time when the linings begin to collapse after cleaning.
This effect, in some cases, may be noticeable before cleaning is undertaken, and we will do our best to notify you in advance when we are concerned about this. There will however still be some instances when this will only become apparent after processing.
Curtain fabric itself is normally only effected on the unlined edges or when the curtain does not have a lining. We are sure that you will appreciate that the sunlight damage therefore is not our responsibility.
Prints, Chintz & Glazed Cotton
With the gentleness of the processing, and sophistication of our finishing techniques, we are normally able to retain the finish on such materials. However we are unable to guarantee this, and there may at times be some loss or difference when compared with the new fabric, and the depth of the dye.
Household furnishing fabrics are subject to localised abrasion , wear and soiling during normal use. Drycleaning or laundering will naturally, as part of the cleaning process, expose any slight change in colours or wear of the fabric.
We strongly recommend therefore that all pieces of a set are cleaned at the same time, to minimise shading variations.
Repairs & Alterations
A service that we have built up over a number of years, and continues to expand.
We are able to offer Curtain alterations which include:
» Remaking edges
» New Headings
For more information, please contact us