Monday, October 20, 2014

Ask Melissa: Is Blackout Black?

Ask Melissa: Is Blackout Black?

If I had a dime for every time I was asked this question. . . 

No, Blackout lining is not black. It is

White. .  .

Ivory. . . 

Or Ecru.

It is available in other colors, but at WTbM, those are your three options.

Blackout is made with an acrylic Latex foam coating that is around a layer of flocked rayon. It is flame retardant, light blocking, thermal and sound proof!

Blackout, though more expensive, is a great addition to window treatments. This is because it will protect not only the fabric of your window treatments from fading, but it will prevent the items in the room from fading from sun damage as well. 

The only downside to blackout is that when you so it into the window treatments, the sewing needle will take out the blackout and you will be able to see the seams if the sun shines directly through it. Other than that, blackout is a great addition to any window treatment.

Here is a great picture of a hobbled roman shade I just made for a client. I think it's a great example of how the blackout works as you can see the bright sun coming through the side windows, but the blackout is completely blocking it coming from the door.

In the comments section, feel free to ask me any questions you may have about sewing, window treatments, fabric, etc.

Thanks for stopping by. I hope you learned something new today :)

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