the Blinds Man
Keeping your window treatments looking clean and new
Blinds and shades typically do not require a lot of maintenance. They do require regular cleanings to keep that fresh new look in your home. Regular cleanings also help with preventing professional cleanings and repairs down the road. By using a feather duster or vacuum upholstery attachment, you can easily clean your window treatments with ease. Continue reading to learn tips for your window treatment care and cleaning.
Regular, light dusting maintains a like-new appearance of most blinds, shades, sheers, shutters and window panels.Do not use dusting mitts on light-dimming fabrics.
Vacuum gently using the brush attachment on any vacuum cleaner. Be sure to check out the product cleaning instructions to ensure no damage to fabrics.
Use a can of compressed air to dust off selected window coverings.
For blinds with painted and stained finishes, clean with spray polish and a soft cloth. For best results, do not use water on any wood products. Use a clean, dry feather duster, cloth or vacuum with brush attachment to gently remove dust and debris.
Vertical Blinds & Drapes
Vinyl vanes may be removed and immersed in water for cleaning. Fabric vanes should not be immersed in water or dry cleaned.
Spot cleaning is not recommended for decorative fabric window treatments.
Fabrics should not be clean with water, club soda, soaps, or cleansers. Decorative fabrics should be cleaned by professional drapery cleaners.
Use a clean, dry feather duster, vacuum with a brush attachment or compressed air to remove dust and debris.
For significant residue build up, professional ultrasonic cleaning may be used.
Strong detergents or spot removers may harm your cellular shades. Dry cleaning is also not recommended.
Roman shades can be cleaned by hand held vacuum,, spot cleaning or dusting. Do not iron 100% silk, 100% linen/cotton blend, or 100% cotton fabrics.
Roller shades can be cleaned by handheld vacuum, spot cleaning or dusting. Rubbing can damage the fabric. Do not iron roller shade fabrics.
Interior shutters can be cleaned by handheld vacuum, spot cleaning or dusting. Do not immerse the product in water or use abrasive chemical solvents. This may cause discoloration and the wood to warp. Ultrasonic cleaning is not recommended.