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Cleaning Fire-Retardant Curtains

  • 1.  Cleaning Fire-Retardant Curtains

    Posted 06-19-2019 12:26
    I hope you are all enjoying your summer.  I just pulled my curtains out of storage and need them cleaned and rFire-Retardant reapplied.  Any suggestions in the So Cal area?

    Scott Bier
    Whittier, CA

    "Your fear of looking stupid is holding you back."

  • 2.  RE: Cleaning Fire-Retardant Curtains

    Posted 06-20-2019 03:14
    Rose Brand in Sun Valley is great with all things theatrical fabric - they may not do cleaning but in my experience they give great advice.

    Kathleen Conner
    California Thespian CFO
    Venice CA

  • 3.  RE: Cleaning Fire-Retardant Curtains

    Posted 06-20-2019 12:48
    Check with Craig at Stagecraft in Oregon.

    If they can't help you, they probably know someone who can.

    Stage curtains should be flame tested annually - kudos to you for taking this step!

    Beth Rand, EBMS
    Educational Lighting Designer
    School Theatre Operations Coach

    - HIGH SCHOOL THEATRE OPERATIONS ONLINE COURSE ( - NEW! INDEPENDENT STUDY for those who don't have time to join a cohort!
    Westminster, CO

  • 4.  RE: Cleaning Fire-Retardant Curtains

    Posted 06-20-2019 13:18
    Do you know the fabric of the curtains?  Velour, Cotton, velvet?  Also are they labeled fire proof applied or are they labeled as flame retardancy fabrics.  One is sprayed on, the other is woven into the fabrics.  Either way you want them to use a 100 percent pure dry cleaning solvent solution.  It will help maintain some of the original fireproofing chemicals.
    I am not from Southern Cali, but I know there are many places that can do this.  Ask them before hand if they can reapply the fire proof chemicals there or do they send them out.  I know there are several here in NYC where they dry clean/ clean them and re apply on site.  This is a bonus.
    Good luck and happy you are having them done correctly.

    Shirlee Idzakovich

  • 5.  RE: Cleaning Fire-Retardant Curtains

    Posted 06-22-2019 09:36
    I highly recommend Triangle Scenery, Drapery, and Lighting; Los Angeles, 323 662 8129

    Gai Laing Jones

  • 6.  RE: Cleaning Fire-Retardant Curtains

    Posted 06-22-2019 09:38
    Triangle Scenery, Drapery and Lighting in Los Angeles, 323 662 8129;
    they are great to work with.

    Gai Laing Jones