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How to Clean Net Curtains


Net Curtains
are a fantastic option for your home, they offer you privacy and can also let light into the room at the same time. They’re really easy to fit, easy to clean and great value for money. They have a classy aesthetic and can really make all the difference to a space.

If you already have some net curtains, you’ll eventually want to know what the best way to clean net curtains is. If your net curtains are white, you’ll definitely want to know what the best net curtain whitener is, so your curtains can be glistening white again! 

So, in this post we’re going to look at how to wash net curtains. We’ll also answer some common questions we get about net curtains, too.

How to Wash Net Curtains

You can put your net curtains in the washing machine, but it is recommended that you wash them by hand. We’re going to walk you through how you can wash your net curtains by hand. You will need:


  • Bowl

  • Towel

  • Detergent

  • Water


  1. The first thing to do is to fill your bowl with warm water. Add your detergent to the water. A suitable ratio is 1 part detergent for 30 parts of warm water.

  2. Let your net curtains soak in the warm water for at least 10 minutes.

  3. If there are still blemishes or stains, then you need to get tactile. Taking the utmost care, try to work the stains off yourself. Don’t scrub or rub aggressively.

  4. It is really important you rinse your curtains thoroughly. Once they’ve been rinsed, put your curtains onto your towel, and roll them up. Squeeze the towel and get the final bits of water out and whatever you do, do not wring the nets. 

  5. Leave your curtains to air dry. If you want, hang them back up and lay down something to collect any drips. Do not tumble dry your net curtains.

And there you have it! The best way to clean net curtains. There are some things you can add it in to this routine for different results. If you want to get the yellow out of your white net curtains, adding some lemon juice or vinegar to your warm water instead of detergent.

After they've been soaked in your lemon or vinegar, put them through the wash (more on that later).

Another net curtain whitener is bleach. We get asked if you can bleach net curtains a lot, as they are quite delicate. The answer is yes, but you must dilute it. An easier method that’s just as effective is to use sterilising tablets.  

What Wash Do You Put Net Curtains On?

It is possible to machine wash your net curtains. If you’re going to do that, here’s what you need to do:


  • Ensure there is absolutely nothing in the washing machine with the curtains that could damage the material.

  • Use a delicate cycle.

  • Wash at no higher than 30 degrees.

  • Make sure you use the right detergent.

  • Never, ever tumble dry your net curtains. 


So, if you want to clean your dirty net curtains, we hope our above guide helps you get them gleaming again. We are specialists in all things curtains and we have a variety of curtain ranges for you to shop on our website. Check out our net curtains, our voiles or browse our blinds and more. For great prices on your home improvements, buy at The Mill Shop!
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