Are you unsure if your theatre drapes have much life left in them? We give you a few hints and tricks to work out if they simply need repair or if they should be replaced.
Have you noticed small rips, pulls or holes? You may be able to get these repaired without replacing the whole set. Restoring tears and holes in drapes is possible, however it can leave them looking a little bit un-tidy – so just be sure you are going to be happy with the finished product.
Do they just need a re-fresh? Dry cleaning is the best option, spot cleaning is possible but be cautious they do not have any impact on the flame retardant.
Alternatively think about investing in a flameproof spray, like this one here. You can reapply to ensure your fabric conforms to BS5867 Part2: B.
If your curtains are synthetic, or made with polyester they can be laundered at home.
You can also give you curtains a re-fresh by using a soft bristle brush to remove dust from the fabric.
For more cleaning tips, check our dedicated post ‘How to clean your stage curtains’.
It is important to understand if the flame retardant on your fabric is still effective. Dependent on the environment in which they are being used, some fire marshals require certificates that are dated within 12 months.
Environmental challenges, storage or a heavy coat of dust, will reduce the flame retardant of Stage Curtains.
Perhaps your drapes have been sat in direct sunlight for a long period of time, and the colour has faced due to natural sunlight damage. Colour fade is difficult to fix, it is best you invest in a fresh set.
If you do decide to invest in new curtains, you can browse our large range of colours and fabrics here. Alternatively get in contact, one of our specialists will be happy to talk you through the process.