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Buying advice for light protection curtains - the best blackout solution for your home - Moondream

1 - What Makes a Good Blackout Curtain?

A good blackout curtain must be able to keep the light out. But it depends on what you're looking for: some people want 100% blackout, while others prefer some natural light - especially when they wake up.

For this reason MOONDREAM offers different solutions: from blackout curtains (which block 90-95% of the light) to blackout curtains (mostly available in darker colors) to total blackout curtains (available in all colors, including white). The most important thing is to keep the street lights off at night and with our MOONDREAM curtains you can.

2 - How do blackout curtains work?

The fabric used for our blackout curtains makes the difference: Our blackout and blackout fabrics are all woven and textile. A black thread is inserted in the middle of the two sides of the fabric. The darkening effect (between 90 and 100%) depends on the color and structure of the fabric.

Because of this, we have grouped all curtains and their performance into categories. A blackout curtain or blackout curtain from MOONDREAM in light colors such as eggshell or white, for example, keeps 90 to 95% of the light out.

To block 100% of the light, you need to choose either a blackout curtain of dark color or a coated curtain (any color). The 100% total blackout curtains from MOONDREAM offer optimal protection from sunlight and a complete blackout effect in all colors.

3 - How are blackout curtains made?

MOONDREAM uses two types of fabric: a 100% textile fabric with black yarn or a triple coated fabric.

The results of each curtain, as explained in point 2, depend on the fabric itself and possibly the color.

4 - How should blackout curtains be installed?

Most of our light protection curtains from Moondream have eyelets through which they are really easy to hang up. When choosing your curtain rod, just keep in mind that the inner diameter of the eyelets is 4.1 cm.

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5 - do white blackout curtains work?

Our white blackout curtains keep the light out 90-95%, especially if the room is facing east (where the sun rises).

However, if you choose our white triple-coated blackout curtain, it will block the light 100% - regardless of the orientation of the room.

However, keep in mind that the 100% darkening relates to nocturnal light effects.

Our white blackout curtains are available in different sizes and shades of white and are therefore suitable for all window sizes.

6 - are blackout curtains energy efficient?

Like any other curtain, a blackout curtain helps isolate the room to a certain extent. Please remember that if you really want to isolate a room, it is better to choose an opaque thermal curtain.

With this type of curtain you get a blackout as well as thermal protection. For more information, please contact our Buying advice for thermal protection curtains.

7 - Are blackout curtains soundproof?

No, not at all, because they are too thin and light for that. If you are interested in a blackout curtain with noise insulation, check out our 3-in-1 noise protection curtains (Noise Protection Curtain Plus). These insulate against noise, heat, cold and light.

8 - What is the difference between a blackout curtain and a blackout curtain?

A blackout curtain offers a blackout effect of up to 100%, a blackout curtain keeps around 90 to 95% of the light. You can use our comparison table to find out which blackout effect is right for you.

9 - are blackout curtains toxic?

At MOONDREAM, we use OEKO-TEX-certified fabrics. OEKO-TEX is an independent test and certification system for textile products that is internationally recognized. The "Standard 100 by OEKO-TEX®" takes into account whether the curtain fabric was manufactured without the use of harmful substances.

10 - are blackout curtains necessary for babies?

They are not necessary, but they help to create a quieter and more sleep-inducing atmosphere in the room.

11 - are blackout curtains washable?

Yes, MOONDREAM blackout curtains can be washed at a low temperature on a gentle cycle. Most importantly, make sure the eyelets are rust free - and ours are rust free.

12 - can blackout curtains be ironed?

Yes, please check the fabric composition and select the appropriate correct temperature.

13 - Can blackout curtains be dry cleaned?

Yes, it is possible and we recommend this cleaning method to avoid damage and impact on performance.