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Consumer Flyer - Drapery Damage

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Drapery Damage

Draperies and other window textiles play an integral part in enhancing the comfort, beauty and luxury of a room. A variety of fabrics are available to consumers for use as draperies. Although fabric selection, installation and use conditions of draperies vary, all draperies in general are exposed to more destructive conditions than wearing apparel, carpet or upholstery. Draperies may receive direct or indirect exposure to the harmful rays of sunlight. They also interact with the air circulation system of each room. As a result, they accumulate dust and dirt, as well as residues from cooking, smoking, heating and other combustion. Higher humidity and temperature conditions tend to accelerate the damage caused by these conditions. Therefore various problems or changes can occur as a result of use and exposure. Sometimes the changes occur so gradually that they are not even perceived until after cleaning.

The most common drapery problem is yellowing or development of yellow streaks...

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