Can I Wash a Shower Curtain in the Washing Machine?

By The Shower Drapes | Blog

Jun 02

Can you wash a shower curtain in a washing machine? Definitely. The reasoning is simple; should you often find yourself manually washing clothes, purchasing a good washing machine is a smart decision. It not only saves money but also diminishes the occasional trips to the shop.

You would be surprised at how often we end up getting soap and shampoo all over our hand when we are using the same products as everyone else. Hand washing is easy, but for whatever reason, most people just can’t be bothered to do it.

To use a good quality machine to wash a shower curtain, it will require some detergent and the right temperature setting. While it is not difficult to figure out, it does take time to learn all the steps so it may be best to make a weekly routine that is convenient for you and that you enjoy doing.

One thing you must know, the setting for the machine and the amount of hot water that you use are very important. You want to use the right amount of hot water for the kind of fabric you have. You must use the warmest water possible for the softest fabric you own.

If you use cold water setting for your fabric and it has a durable or thick material, the cold water could scratch the material. It is very easy to test for this by running a hot water stream under the fabric to see if it has any scratches.

If it does, then you can always try to get it wet and use warm water. You should not use hot water to wash your hard wearing fabric that has any synthetic material to it. Simply use warm water and try not to stand on the fabric while you do this.

You will also need to make sure you do not use a hot water rinse for your fabric. This is because you can never tell what the length of the cold water is, which means you are going to use more hot water to rinse. For this reason, I use an extra rinse cycle when I am done with my wash and dry cycle.

When washing a shower curtain, you are going to need to make sure you use a soap that is soft and gentle. Any harsh soap is not going to do a good job and you can end up with a towel that is scaly and dirty looking. If you choose a mild soap, you can be sure it will clean up well.

There are a couple things you need to remember when using the machine to wash a shower curtain. The first is to let the steam from the machine sit for a bit before you take it out and dry it. The steam can damage your fabric if you rush it.

The second thing is that it is also good to lightly mist the fabric after you are done drying it. By lightly misting the fabric, you can avoid staining the fabric. I like to use a spray bottle to do this.

By taking the time to lightly mist the fabric before you hang it to dry, you will be able to help prevent the staining from happening. You can also check the water level in the machine before you start washing the fabric. Most washing machines will indicate this by an indicator light, but sometimes the lights on some models are not very good.

It is also good to take the time to hang the curtain to dry the fabric after you are done washing it in the washing machine. This will ensure that it dries evenly and quickly.

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