So, you have just purchased beautiful new custom stage or event drapes. If your drapes will spend most of their time hanging, such as a Grand Drape in a theatre, you don’t have to worry about storing the drapes (just periodic maintenance).
But what about those drapes that are used periodically and then stored between shows or events? How do you keep them dust free and looking good for the next performance? Plan ahead to ensure that you have the best storage solution available to protect your drapes.
Most importantly – never store your drapery in plastic bags. Plastic bags trap moisture, resulting in the potential for mold and mildew on your drapes. Even those drapes that feel dry to the touch may have underlying dampness due to humidity. Instead, choose a “breathable” storage solution.
Durable canvas and steel storage hampers are a great solution for drapery storage. The canvas “breathes,” preventing moisture from accumulating, and the heavy-duty caster wheels and lockable lid allow the hamper to be moved from stage to storage area with ease. Hampers are especially great for music tours and other traveling shows, as they make it easy to take your drapes from venue to venue.