Stall and Tub Duck Fabric Shower Curtains
BEST SHOWER CURTAIN EVER
I purchased the same shower curtain from VCS twenty years ago and it finally needed to be replaced. I wash it about four times a year and hang it back up when it is wet. If I used a vinyl shower curtain, I would have had to replace it once a year and would cost much more in the long run. I also avoided putting two dozen plastic shower curtains in a landfill over the last 20 years. The cotton duck does not mold and I don't have the "plastic smell". ABSOLUTELY LOVE IT!!!!!
July 1, 2013
Nice shower curtain but...
Its nice but after only a week of using it, it had water stains in it. I had to wash it in bleach to get them out. I thought a shower curtain that cost this much wouldn't have gotten dirty so fast. It was a little disappointing.
July 29, 2013
After washing this product, it is no where near the measurements listed. It measures out at 62 X 62.
The grommets are placed poorly. The end grommets are not on the end as in previous versions of this curtain. I will not be purchasing anymore of this item!
July 21, 2013
This product shrinks
Bought this shower curtain for a stall shower. Quickly mildewed when weather got warm. Washed according to label and hung to dry. Shrank and now doesn't fit my stall shower. I wasted my money. Would NOT recommend this product.
July 7, 2013
I once had an unpopular teacher in HS and we, unkindly, referred to her as Miss Milldew. I has looked at this shower curtain for a couple of years. Trying to find "Made in American" products is rather difficult. My friends buy shower curtains and throw away frequently. Trying not to fill up landfills with plastic, I was happy to finally decide to plunk down, what for me is a big wad of cash, and pull the trigger.
After 4 days, the mill dew started. It would never dry out so I washed with bleach and as I was pulling out of the washer, I noticed the label said use a non-chlorine bleach. Well it did soften the curtain but the stains remain. I have not checked to see if it shrunk as another reviewer reported. It does not billow as the description states. I am thinking about trying to dye it to cover the stains and not use it in the summer months when the air is full of moisture. I really would not recommend this shower curtain to anyone except maybe someone in a very dry climate. It was suggested that I have a very expensive drop cloth for painting.
June 24, 2013
Shrinks and Has Mildew
This shower curtain is certainly heavy duty and resists water--sort of like the old canvas tents we had in Boy Scouts. I still remember the acrid smell of mildew every time I think of those wonderful days of my youth. With this shower curtain you, too, can re-live those days of yore. I don't mind so much that it shrunk 6 inches after washing it. It still is below the lip of the tub (but just barely). I thought that washing the curtain with a healthy dose of bleach and Tide would put the mildew stains in their place, but the stains remain. They don't look as if they will ever come out, so I spent (including shipping) about $75 on a household item that has a very strong ICKY factor. I liked the earlier review that said the curtain was great if you didn't use it to shed water, but it picked up stains anyway. I just can't decide if it's worth the hassle of shipping the thing back. I guess it's worth an hour of my time to get a refund and look for a better product.
May 25, 2013
GOOD -- BUT STAINS!!!
Several years ago we'd had a curtain outside the tub and a waterproof liner from VCS inside (and we need 2 ea. because the rod goes around 2 sides of tub, with a ceiling support in the middle -- so that's a double purchase). Replaced the outside curtain with this one, and for reasons I can't figure, it has accumulated a wavy, very wide, thick, distinct region of "water marks" all the way around. (Which is actually rust, as any chemist will tell you.) Very distinct. In a shower/bath, there's always water in the air with all its minerals, and this curtain just absorbs them very predictably. And there's no way to get it out. Bleach will not do it. I'd need to spread several bottles of Naval Jelly across the whole thing, etc, etc. BIG job -- if it'll even work. Or another rust remover, like the ones with hydrofluoric acid. Again, a huge, questionably successful and time-consuming, labor-intensive job with nasty chemicals. Not one you could do in a washing machine. Physically the curtain works well and is very durable. But it picks up dirt and then other, impossible stains rather quickly. Pretty soon it looks like...you know.
And the old nylon curtain liners from VCS, which NEVER collected mildew -- ever -- were great. (Hope we still have them somewhere, even though they billowed a little.) Replaced those with the only ones available when I got this (ad looked identical!!), and the new nylon curtains (they don't billow, true) collect mildew (supposedly resistant) constantly. I spray them with bleach/water 1:10 every week an hour before showering.
On top of it, those great shower curtain hooks with the teflon rollers -- "used in the best hotels" -- are no longer in the VCS catalogue! Why not? Glad I got them when I did. They need some cleaning with Noxon and re-lube with silicone or white lithium lube every 1 to 2 years if you want to keep them like new. But they're great, and well worth the 1/2 hour job. So why no longer available??
This IS a nice curtain, but before you get it find some way to protect it from water and other stains (Scotch Guard?? -- in the shower, I don't think that would be safe). Impossible to get out without a chemical vat and enough supplies to just buy a new one. Disappointing.
May 21, 2013
Measurements are wrong
Beware if you really need a 72 inch long shower curtain. I just purchased this one as a replacement for the one that I had purchased from the Vermont Country Store about 5 years ago. I just hung the new one up and it is way, way too short. So I measured it -- and it is only 63 inches long, not 72 inches as described. That's a whole 9 inches shorter than I expected. Needless to say, it will be returned tomorrow.
February 21, 2013