cleaning stage draperiesCleaning stage draperies and theater curtains, and maintaining the flame retardancy of these soft goods, are essential for the safety of performing arts centers, auditoriums, banquet halls, galleries, and event spaces. These soft goods not only elegantly frame the stage, but they also act as indoor air filters, collecting airborne pollutants, allergens, and even dust mites and bacteria. Over time, accumulated debris can drastically reduce the lifetime of your draperies, even producing irreversible dry rot.

Stage draperies cannot simply be wiped down with water-based cleaning products or easily removed from stage rigging for cleaning, as these cleaning processes strip the draperies of their protective flame retardant and risk damaging delicate fabrics.

Premier Drapery Cleaning, a division of The Blind Butler, will partner with you to help keep your soft goods beautiful and current with safety code. Our services include on-site cleaning, flame retardant application, and certification. We work within the time constraints of your venue’s calendar and ensure your project is completed on time and within your budget. For a fraction of the replacement cost, our cleaning process will rejuvenate your draperies and extend their life for decades of stunning performances to come.


About The Blind Butler, Inc.

For the past 20 years, Stephen McKee, founder of The Blind Butler, Inc., has been making the world a brighter, cleaner place. Yes, he and his team have been spent the past two decades cleaning window coverings, stage curtains, upholstered furniture and more up and down the east coast, but it is Steve’s sunny disposition and genuine commitment to his customers that truly brighten every venue he serves. Janeen McKee, Stephen’s wife and business partner, brings that same level of service to the administrative side of the business.

Although based in Wilmington, NC, Steve’s office is as mobile as his cleaning operation. When he’s not on the work site you’ll find him returning phone calls on his blue tooth while traveling to the next job. Butlers are renowned for problem solving and multitasking while making it all look effortless, and Steve is no exception to the rule.

When they’re not working, Stephen and Janeen devote their energy to family time, whether it’s hosting family gatherings, traveling with their daughter (20) and son (16) or playing with their dogs. The couple also enjoy volunteering at church and for their son’s marching band booster club, participating in classic car shows, and rooting for the Carolina Panthers.