Help Really Needed... Not A Joke...

Discussion in 'Motorhome Chat' started by JJ, Jun 12, 2012.

  1. JJ

    JJ Funster

    Joined:
    May 1, 2008
    Messages:
    14,544
    Likes Received:
    25,667
    Location:
    Quinta Majay, Pinheiro Bordalo, Portugal
    Ok... I can take the ridicule...

    The few of you who actually know me in person might have trouble believing this post but I am starting to prepare for a three week tour of Portugal in the Hymer with a VIP on board...

    I have owned the 1987 machine for four years now and have always tried to keep it in the fine condition it was in when I bought it...

    Are you ready?

    It has a complete set of white, net curtains... woosie but fact... even have the girlie fringe patterny strips on the bottom...

    I feel it is time to clean these items and I have never, ever, ever seen this task being done before...

    My question is... and this is serious... honestly...

    How do you wash net curtains?

    In a machine or by hand?... with normal washing powder or special stuff?... Fabric conditioner or not?

    Do you iron them when dry?

    Please help me... :Blush:

    JJ :Cool:
     
    • Like Like x 2
  2. SuperMike

    SuperMike Read Only Funster

    Joined:
    Apr 28, 2010
    Messages:
    905
    Likes Received:
    1,019
    Location:
    St Albans
    Unless the curtains are highly delicate, you can wash nets just using your washing machine. Set it at a low temperature and a delicate wash. Woolen washes are gentle washes. Or, you can hand wash in the bath or sink, depending on the size and using luke warm water. Again, use a non bio washing powder detergent and agitate with your hands. Leave to soak for 20 minutes. Drain off then wash in cold water to rinse away the dirty water.

    I except no responsibility for them if they fall apart. :Cool:

    Easy Peasy, please don't ask ................ :Blush:
     
    Last edited: Jun 12, 2012
    • Like Like x 1
  3. GJH

    GJH Funster Life Member

    Joined:
    Aug 20, 2007
    Messages:
    27,232
    Likes Received:
    34,419
    Location:
    Acklam, Teesside, originally Glossop
    Jill says normal wash, normal powder, no fabric conditioner, hang up when still damp to dry naturally, only iron if they look too creased.
     
    • Like Like x 4
  4. flatpackchicken

    flatpackchicken Funster Life Member

    Joined:
    Jun 27, 2010
    Messages:
    920
    Likes Received:
    877
    Location:
    BICESTER OXFORDSHIRE
    Its times like this JJ when you need a good woman:Wink::BigGrin::Doh: Regards Garry Flatpackchicken
     
    • Like Like x 2
  5. Dodgey

    Dodgey Funster

    Joined:
    Oct 15, 2007
    Messages:
    1,603
    Likes Received:
    227
    Location:
    Gone RVing
    This is a worrying thread......:Rofl1:


    Men washing net curtains, at least Graham had the sence to claim the info came from Jill, BUT MIKE:Doh:


    JJ, can't be long now before you can begin the VIP training surely:BigGrin:


    :getmecoat:
     
    • Like Like x 6
  6. slobadoberbob

    slobadoberbob Read Only Funster

    Joined:
    Jun 1, 2009
    Messages:
    6,159
    Likes Received:
    1,970
    Location:
    Kent, garden of England
    are we taking him seriously?

    OK, I must admit... I cannot see what the punch line is join going to be.... I just cannot get my head around JJ being domesticated.:Rofl1::Rofl1::Rofl1::Rofl1:

    Bob
     
    • Like Like x 1
  7. autoswan

    autoswan Funster

    Joined:
    Apr 3, 2012
    Messages:
    653
    Likes Received:
    1,528
    Location:
    Swansea
    Take them off beat them against a clean wall and rehang but be carefull not to drop beer in other hand whilst doing them :thumb::Rofl1:
     
    • Like Like x 4
  8. yodeli

    yodeli Funster Life Member

    Joined:
    Oct 12, 2008
    Messages:
    4,335
    Likes Received:
    8,045
    Location:
    Balma (next to Toulouse) France
    Now..... tell me , did that VIP ever come on board? Does this person know anything about the curtains? Like ...they need to be sew before any washing.....or you'll find them changed into a ball of cotton yarn !!!!!.... May be you should ask your VIP :Wink:eek:r Fatima!!!

    Frankie (sometimes VIP Frog:BigGrin:)
     
    • Like Like x 8
  9. slobadoberbob

    slobadoberbob Read Only Funster

    Joined:
    Jun 1, 2009
    Messages:
    6,159
    Likes Received:
    1,970
    Location:
    Kent, garden of England
    go on Frankie.. domesticate him

    Go on Frankie, he needs domesticating... anyone that lives of FBP needs to be shown how to keep house.:Rofl1::Rofl1::Rofl1::Rofl1:


    Bob:Blush:
     
  10. yodeli

    yodeli Funster Life Member

    Joined:
    Oct 12, 2008
    Messages:
    4,335
    Likes Received:
    8,045
    Location:
    Balma (next to Toulouse) France

    Oh Bob ...I feel like I am going to look different to your eyes in a minute ..... cause you see ( and you might say I need domesticating too) .... I happen to like FBP too .... What are you going to do with the pair of us ???
    Anyway if you don't get it , don't try....... it's rosbeef/frog's thing..:BigGrin::BigGrin:

    Frankie (Yeah JJ's Princess! :Cool:)
     
    • Like Like x 7
  11. acting_strange

    acting_strange

    Joined:
    May 16, 2010
    Messages:
    3,398
    Likes Received:
    2,568
    Location:
    North Hykeham
    You can actually get whitener for net curtains JJ...and Frankie is right you need to make sure there are no hanging threads if you are going to machine wash them....of course its not that difficlut to do them by hand...good luck
     
  12. slobadoberbob

    slobadoberbob Read Only Funster

    Joined:
    Jun 1, 2009
    Messages:
    6,159
    Likes Received:
    1,970
    Location:
    Kent, garden of England
    then Frankie there is no hope for you

    Alas Frankie there is no hope for you now.. if he has turned you in to a FBP princess then what next.. Heinz Baked beans.... there we are led to believe the French are the master race when it comes to food. Your fellow frogs (pun) will make you an out caste for coming under the spell of a FBP.:Rofl1::Rofl1::Rofl1::Rofl1:

    Still you need to sew those nets for him... JJ might try and take a rather large tool to the nets and not a dainty needle... :Rofl1::Rofl1:

    Next JJ will want to know which washing up liquid to buy... you have got him changing his ways Frankie....:Wink: Next you might get him to paint the van .. as in the black thing.:Rofl1::Rofl1:


    Bob:thumb:
     
  13. PaulyP

    PaulyP Funster

    Joined:
    Jul 29, 2011
    Messages:
    1,808
    Likes Received:
    2,991
    Location:
    Manchester
    All the curtains and nets in my hymer have just been taken off and washed, wife did the washing as per the others instructions.:BigGrin:

    I took them off and put them back up - now that was the hardest part !!:Rofl1::Rofl1:

    See if you can do it without breaking any of the fiddly plastic things that hold them up.:thumb::thumb:
     
  14. JJ

    JJ Funster

    Joined:
    May 1, 2008
    Messages:
    14,544
    Likes Received:
    25,667
    Location:
    Quinta Majay, Pinheiro Bordalo, Portugal
    Thanks for the advice so far... please keep it coming as there seems to be slight differences in approach...

    I do want to protest about the "domesticated" bit and the "training" bit... :Rofl1:

    I cannot believe that washing net curtains once every four years can be called domesticated... :Wink: :Wink:

    And this "training" the other half is very dangerous stuff... just like "give and take" and "compromise"...

    Imagine I were to "train" my Princess in something... surely that means that then she would claim the right to "train" me in something...:Eeek:

    I prefer the both of us just as we are now... :thumb:

    JJ :Cool:
     
    • Like Like x 8
  15. lorger

    lorger Funster

    Joined:
    Jul 11, 2008
    Messages:
    6,187
    Likes Received:
    7,552
    Location:
    Dumfries
    JJ i dont own net curtains as im still under 60:Rofl1::Rofl1: all i would say is if washing in a machine it might be a good idea to stick them in a pillow case if they are small so they dont get ripped or disappear down seal.

    Might also be a good idea to wash smallest one first to see how it tuens out so you dont ruin them all if something goes wrong

    Gerry
     
  16. SuperMike

    SuperMike Read Only Funster

    Joined:
    Apr 28, 2010
    Messages:
    905
    Likes Received:
    1,019
    Location:
    St Albans
    Much too much domestication here. All men, must immediately return to eating a plate of FBP together with Baked Beans. :shout:
     
    • Like Like x 5
  17. Stephen & Jeannie

    Stephen & Jeannie Read Only Funster

    Joined:
    Aug 27, 2008
    Messages:
    4,198
    Likes Received:
    3,261
    Location:
    Gobowen near Oswestry !!
    You cheapskate !!

    NET CURTAINS !!!!! What a woose, or are you trying to hide some inadequacy in your life !
    Get some new ones fer chrisake !!!:Rofl1::Rofl1::Rofl1:
     
    • Like Like x 2
  18. slobadoberbob

    slobadoberbob Read Only Funster

    Joined:
    Jun 1, 2009
    Messages:
    6,159
    Likes Received:
    1,970
    Location:
    Kent, garden of England
    he cannot afford them and FBP

    he cannot afford them and FBP .. remember he has FBP on special occasions... now I do not have nets myself.. very 1950's :Rofl1::Rofl1::Rofl1::Rofl1: everyone can see what i am doing .. which is not that interesting I can tell you. .. sitting in side the RV on a very miserable French afternoon.

    Bob:Blush:
     
    • Like Like x 2
  19. autoswan

    autoswan Funster

    Joined:
    Apr 3, 2012
    Messages:
    653
    Likes Received:
    1,528
    Location:
    Swansea
    FBP = Fried black pudding ????????
     
  20. Bailey58

    Bailey58 Funster Life Member

    Joined:
    Jun 23, 2010
    Messages:
    6,358
    Likes Received:
    9,625
    Location:
    Norfolk and Toftir.
    An earlier post suggested ironing them if they look wrinkled, if they need it just make sure you set the iron to the hottest setting,



























    then you will have to buy some new ones. :Laughing:
     
    • Like Like x 2
Loading...

Share This Page