For the sake of safety, curtains are needed at home, but ordinary cloth curtains are not very effective in shading, so now people buy more shading curtains. When shopping, you will be blind, not knowing what to choose, and even pay a high price for the product. The editor will tell you how to choose blackout curtains with good effect.
One. Classification of blackout curtain fabric technology
1. Calico blackout curtains are very common in life: printing colors and patterns on plain gray fabrics by transfer or garden netting is called dyeing cloth. Its characteristics: bright colors, rich and delicate patterns.
2. Dyeing cloth is deeply loved by consumers: dyeing a single color on white gray cloth is called dyed cloth. Its characteristics: elegant and natural.
3. The use effect of yarn-dyed fabric is better: according to the pattern requirements, the gauze is first classified and dyed, and then interlaced to form a color pattern, which is called yarn-dyed fabric. Its characteristics: strong color fastness, bright texture of yarn-dyed weaving, strong three-dimensional effect.
4. Jacquard printed cloth is beautiful and fashionable: the combination of jacquard and printing is called jacquard colored cloth.
When purchasing blackout curtain fabrics, furniture of different styles and materials should be matched with embroidered curtains of different textures (raw materials) or varieties. Classical solid wood furniture should be matched with jacquard fabrics and yarn-dyed fabrics, and patterns of plants, flowers, and fish and insects are its constant themes. The two are accompanied by light and heavy, combining hardness and softness, calm and concise without losing elegance. For panel furniture, it is more suitable to use printed cloth with light texture and bright color, which can fully mobilize the visual experience of lines, color blocks and geometric figures, and paint vivid, romantic, concise and lively scenes of modern life. And modern furniture has a wider range of choices, such as silk and metallic fabric curtains.
Second, the key points for the purchase of blackout curtains
If you find that the fabric emits a pungent odor when purchasing, it is likely that there is formaldehyde residue; It is advisable to choose light-colored curtain fabrics as far as possible, because the risk of excessive formaldehyde in light-colored fabric dyes and additives is less. After buying the curtains home, soak and wash them with clean water before using them, which can effectively reduce the residual formaldehyde. Blackout curtains are generally divided into brands and fabrics. Full shading, semi-shading, shading white, shading silver, etc., the fabrics are different, and the prices vary a lot. Relatively speaking, full blackout curtain fabrics and blackout white roller blind fabrics are better.
3. How to install blackout curtains
1. The accuracy of positioning and positioning is related to the success or failure of curtain installation. First, measure the distance between the fixing holes and the size of the required installation track. Curtain rails are available in single, double or triple tracks. When the window width is greater than 1200mm, the curtain rail should be disconnected, and the simmering and bending at the disconnection should be staggered, and the simmering and bending should be gentle, and the lap length should not be less than 200mm. Ming curtain box generally installs the track first. Heavy curtain rails should be equipped with machine screws; dark curtain boxes should be equipped with rails. The small corners of the heavy curtain track should be densely spaced, and the specification of wood screws should not be less than 30mm. Install the hoisting clip, rotate the clip 90 degrees to connect with the track, and install the hoisting clip on the top plate with self-tapping screws. If it is a concrete structure, expansion screws need to be added;
2. Install the curtain rod: correct the connecting fixture, install the rod or wire, and pull it on the fixture. Make it flat and exactly the same as the elevation of the room. To install standard curtain track (double track), the base width should generally be above 15CM, and the single track can be reduced according to appropriate circumstances. Adjust the position of floor-to-ceiling curtains or curtains that hang over the table. When installing the track, give way to the width of the window sill to avoid being blocked when the curtain is drooping and appearing unsightly;
4. Cleaning and maintenance of blackout curtains
1. The flannelette curtains have strong vacuuming power. The dust attached to the curtains will fall off naturally and then soaked in water containing detergent for about 15mm. Don’t use the washing machine to wash the velvet curtains, you can filter the water with light pressure by hand. Do not twist hard after washing, just let the water drip dry and evaporate automatically. Curtains made of cotton and linen are easier to clean and can be washed directly in the washing machine. In addition to using washing powder, adding a little fabric softener can make cotton linen curtains more supple after washing.
3. Curtains decorated with lace are not suitable for vigorous cleaning. Before cleaning, you can use a soft brush to gently sweep the dust on the surface, and then clean it gently.
4. The blinds can be cleaned directly. Spray an appropriate amount of water on the curtain and dry it with a rag. If the drawstrings of the blinds are dirty, they can be cleaned with a damp cloth dampened with detergent.
5. Roller blinds are generally difficult to disassemble, and you can directly dip the roller blinds in detergent for cleaning. When cleaning, special attention should be paid to the positions around the roller blind that are more likely to absorb dust. If the dust is heavy, use a soft brush to remove the dust, and then wipe it with clean water.
For blackout curtains, we have done some simple understanding. When everyone chooses, no matter what fabric we choose for blackout curtains, the color and overall style of the curtains must match the decoration style of our home, so that it will not affect the decoration of the home, and it can also be decorative and beautiful. Effect.