How Do I Wash My Pottery Barn Cotton Linen Curtains?

Question: How Do I Wash My Pottery Barn Cotton Linen Curtains?

Hi Jen,
Here are some things to keep in mind before washing your curtains.
Basic Information:

Curtains often are damaged by sun light. Either directly or indirectly. Often this damage is undetectable on white curtains.

Products need for this project:



Creating the Cleaning Solution:

To remove the aged yellow stains, we will soak the curtain in a non chlorine bleach  (OxiClean, OxoBright, Borax) solution for several hours (3-4) to eliminate the stains. On color a curtain check for colorfastness before soaking. Soaking curtains in a non chlorine
bleach solution for an extended period (24 + hours) may cause color damage and
weaken the material. Due to the size it is best to clean the curtains one at a time.

Create a soaking solution for the washing machine.


Cleaning and Rinse:




Karl Huie

Pacific Heights Cleaners in San Francisco and Sausalito is your
resource for  garment cleaning and garment care.

We are San Francisco and Marin’s 1st Certified Green Dry Cleaner by San Francisco
Environment and the Bay Area Green Business Program.

Your non toxic dry cleaning alternative serving you with an EPA approved Eco Dry Clean (Wet Clean) System that is safe for your health and is environmentally friendly.

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How to Remove Chocolate Stains from Silk.

How to remove a Blood Stain from Cotton.

How to Remove a Coffee Stain from Rayon.

How to Remove Red Wine Stains from Wool.


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