While showering, you might have faced the shower curtain blowing in and sticking to your body. This is pretty annoying, right? However, in order to avoid shower curtain attacks, you need to know some DIY hacks for shower curtain weights.
Apart from the pre-made, store-bought shower curtain weights, you can use your household items to add on your shower curtain, like wet towels, washers, fish sinkers, etc. These will prevent the curtain from clinging to your skin.
Dampening the shower curtain with water is the easiest way to weigh down the curtain.
Read on this article to know more curtain weight hacks.
How do I keep my shower curtain from moving?
There are many ways to keep a shower curtain from moving. Try any of these ideas that we have mentioned here and see which works the best for you!
- Use heavy shower curtains or thick, heavyweight shower curtain liners.
- Each time before taking a shower, use water to wet the lower part of the curtain.
- Attach your shower curtain to the shower wall with shower curtain clips.
- Use suction cups and binder clips to hold the curtain in place. There are shower curtain clips with suction cups available in the market. You can use them also if you want.
- Hang something heavy over the shower curtain.
- Use small rocks, any type of decorative weight, or magnets for shower curtains. You can use a lead or magnetic tape as an alternative.
- Stitch two large washers on each side of the bottom of your shower curtain.
- Stitch fish sinkers at the lower part of your shower curtain.
- Curved shower rods help to keep shower curtains away better than straight shower rods. Therefore, use a curved shower rod in your bathroom.
How do you make a heavy shower curtain?
The easiest way to make a heavy shower curtain is to buy a heavy shower curtain. Choose curtains with thick, heavy fabrics. They won’t blow in easily.
Heavy-duty shower liners also will do the job. Purchase thicker shower liners and hang them over the shower curtains. Vinyl liners resist air pressure and hold curtains in place efficiently.
Hence, the thickness of a shower liner is measured in gauges. The lower the gauge number is, the thicker and more beneficial the liner will be.
Got no weighted shower curtain liner? Use something heavy then, like a plastic shower organizer. When you put it on the shower curtain, you will get stability for your curtain and some extra space for your shower products.
Big, wet bath towels can also be a good weight to put on, in a pinch. You may even use store-bought shower curtain weights to make the curtain heavier. They are easy to use, just clip them evenly onto the bottom edge of the curtain.
Apart from pre-made shower curtain weights, you can make your own curtain weights. For instance, glue some small rocks or stitch large washers or fish sinkers at the bottom part of the curtain.
Why do my curtains not hang straight?
Because they didn’t arrive straight in the package. Usually, they come as folded. When you unbox the curtains, you will see fold marks and wrinkles in them. If you install the curtains right after the unboxing, they won’t hang straight, especially at the bottom.
Other reasons behind the creases of the curtains are the fabric quality and curtain lines. Unlined curtains are thin, lightweight, and cheap in both price and quality. This is why one finds it hard to fold the drapes of unlined curtains and hang them straight.
In contrast, lined curtains are high in quality, heavyweight, and have the ability to be straight and hold folds from top to bottom.
How do you attach a magnet to a shower curtain?
You can attach a magnet to a shower curtain in different ways. Keep in mind that magnets work only on porcelain tubs and sinks. Because porcelain bathroom ware has cast iron or steel underneath.
Covered magnets come with plastic wraps. You need to sew them into the seam of your shower curtain. The biggest advantage of these magnets is, they don’t rust. And you can wash them when necessary.
If you don’t find sew-in magnets in the hardware store, use uncovered, waterproof magnets for shower curtains. Simply attach waterproof neodymium magnets on the either side of the bottom of the curtain. Store the magnets after the shower.
You can glue magnets to the curtain and the shower wall. To do that –
- Mark the areas on the shower wall where you want to attach the curtain with magnets.
- Take some pairs of small, round magnets, detach them, and mark the non-magnetic spots on each.
- Drop a tiny amount of superglue onto the marked spot of one magnet. And slam it hard on the first marked area of the shower wall.
- Line up the curtain to the magnet you just attached on the wall. And mark a spot on the curtain. Make sure the marked spot of the curtain faces the magnet on the wall.
- Apply a dot of superglue on the non-magnetic spot of the second magnet. Attach it on the marked spot of the curtain with a clamp.
- Bring the magnetic sides of the two magnets (attached on the wall and the curtain) closer. Keep attaching the rest of the magnets in this way.
- Make sure to spread the magnets evenly and hold the curtain stiff while doing the job.
Alternatively, weigh down the shower curtain with disc magnets directly to the floor.
- Drill holes in the grooves between tiles of your bathroom floor. The holes should be wide and deep enough for holding the disc magnets.
- Apply a thin layer of silicone in each hole, place magnets, reapply silicone over the magnets, and dry them well.
- Line up the curtain to the magnets on the floor and mark spots in it.
- Attach iron clasps with pliers at the marked spots of the curtain.
- Finally, spread the curtain so that the clasps and the magnets meet each other.
How high off the ground should a shower curtain be?
The rule is, a shower curtain should be 3-4 inches high off the ground. Shower curtains are 72 inches long on average. Hence, to reach the ideal distance, you should hang the curtain 75-76 inches above from the ground.
Should you keep your shower curtain open or closed?
You must keep your shower curtain closed after the bath. Otherwise, water and soap foam droplets will remain trapped in the shower curtain plastic. They won’t dry easily and will cause mold and mildew to form in the curtain folds. Therefore, after using the shower, dry the shower curtain thoroughly and close it until the next time.
Where do you place curtain weights?
Usually, curtain weights are placed at the two bottom corners of the curtain. If your curtain drape is too wide, you should add more weights between the corners. Sometimes the bottom corners and between the corners are not enough to stop the curtain from bowing. In that case, you need to tuck more weight inside the hem of the curtain.
Why does my shower curtain fly up?
Because the air inside your shower has changed during your bath. When you take a shower, the air coming from showerhead along with water creates a different pressure than the air outside the shower. The curtain blows inward when the air outside the shower tries to force its way in. Air coming from the bathroom window or fan is also responsible for the flying curtain.
We hope this article on shower curtain weights DIY will save you from shower curtain attack while showering. However, place the curtain in the right way on the shower rod to avoid accidental trips.
Since a shower curtain is the breeding ground of germs and molds, make sure to dry it well after the shower.
Also read how to do DIY Ceiling Mount Shower Curtain Rod