Even if your wooden drapery rods work perfectly to start with, they can begin to stick after a few years, making pulling the curtains a frustrating operation!
There are several reasons for this:
- The original paint or varnish finish on the rod can wear and roughen with use across the top.
- An accumulation of household dust on the top of the rod can dry out the wood and makes it slightly ‘sticky’.
- Changes of humidity can open out the wood grain a little and also cause the rings and rod to catch on each other.
- If you have a telescoping rod, curtains may get stuck every time you draw them open or closed. The rings will catch on the transition between the two rods.
- Height is a factor. The longer the drapes, the more weight you have to pull. Are your drapes lined and interlined? The added weight may be making the drapes harder to draw.
But not to worry, there are some easy fixes:
- Purchase curtain slide tape that adheres to the top of your drapery rod. The tape allows the rings to slide easily. In most cases your drapery rod is high enough and you won’t see the tape.
- Purchase wands or batons can help draw your drapes. Attaching a wand or baton to the first drapery ring will allow you to pull your drapes more easily.
- Consider a traverse rod to help with heavy draperies. Traverse rods are perfect for heavier draperies and DrapeStyle offers a variety traverse hardware.
If you have any questions about drapery hardware DrapeStyle would be happy to answer them for you. We have been in business for over 15 years and we love helping our customers design their dream drapes. And everything is still made right here in the USA. For more information please contact us.