The best way to clean your blinds
Just like curtains, your blinds require regular cleaning to maintain their beauty and ensure your space looks fresh and clean. In this informative blog post, we will explore different types of blinds and provide you with valuable insights on how to effectively clean and upkeep them, maximizing their longevity.
Bali Venetian Blinds
- Ensure your blinds are in the fully lowered position. This will make it easier to access and clean each slat effectively. Holding the bottom slat, use a feather duster, microfiber cloth, or a soft brush attachment on your vacuum cleaner to gently remove dust from each of the slats. Start at the top and work your way down. Then procced to the other side of the blinds.
- Don’t forget about the other sections such as the handles and strings! If you notice any stains or spots on the blinds, dampen a clean cloth or sponge with a mild detergent mixed with warm water. Gently wipe the affected areas, applying minimal pressure to avoid damaging the slats. Take care not to oversaturate the blinds to avoid any warping or discolouration.
- After spot cleaning, use a dry cloth to remove any excess moisture from the blinds. Make sure they are fully dry before operating or raising them. This step prevents water spots or potential damage to the blinds. You can even finish these off with a furniture polish, for an easier clean next time.
- Top tip: Dusting is tedious, we know! But regularly going over your Venetian blinds will save you time and effort when it comes to a deep clean.
- Close the blinds and use a vacuum cleaner with a brush attachment to gently remove dust and debris from the honeycomb cells. Another good tool to use, particularly for those cellular shades is to use a hairdryer on the cool setting, this will blow away any dirt and dust trapped inside the creases or honeycombs. Taking care to place it on the lowest setting, as hot air can warp the shades.
- For spot cleaning, use a mild detergent mixed with warm water. Dampen a cloth or sponge and gently blot the affected areas. The water shouldn’t be too hot, or it can weaken the glue used to make the shades. Do not rub forcefully, as this, too, can deform your shades or cause the fabric to pill.
- Allow the blinds to air dry completely before opening or closing them.
- Top tip: We do not recommend removing your honeycomb blinds and submerging them in water for a wash; this may damage the integrity and structure of your honeycomb blinds.
Roller & Sunscreen Blinds
- Start by dusting the blinds using a feather duster or a microfiber cloth, ensuring you reach both sides of the fabric. You can also use a brush attachment on your vacuum to remove loose dirt and dust. But be careful it is on a gentle setting, so it does not warp the material.
- For deeper cleaning, use a fabric-safe cleaner or a mild detergent mixed with warm water. Test the solution on a small, inconspicuous area first. Some chemical products may leave a residue on your blinds, so a diluted product is best. You can also mist your blinds at to not overly saturate your blinds. Gently wipe the blinds with a soft cloth or sponge, moving horizontally across the fabric. Avoid excessive pressure to prevent stretching or damage.
- Once cleaned, allow the blinds to air dry fully before rolling them up or down.
- Top tip: If you notice a stain on your roller blinds, clean them as soon as possible to prevent the stain from settling into the fabric.
- Start by gently dusting the blinds to remove loose dirt, dust, and debris. Use a feather duster, a soft brush attachment on a vacuum cleaner, or a microfiber cloth to carefully dust each fold of the blinds.
- If there are any visible stains or spots on the blinds, prepare a mild detergent solution. Mix a small amount of gentle liquid dish soap with warm water in a bowl. Dip a clean cloth or sponge into the solution and gently spot clean the affected areas. Avoid scrubbing too vigorously to prevent damage.
- After spot cleaning, rinse the cloth or sponge with clean water and wring out excess moisture. Use the damp cloth to remove any soap residue from the blinds, wiping in the same direction as the folds. If your romans are still on the dirty side (perhaps with stubborn mould or grime) we recommend seeking a professional cleaning service, rather than a at home wash.
- Once the blinds are completely dry and wrinkle-free, you can put them in their original position.
- Top tip: If you notice a wrinkle in your roman blind’s material, you can try to use a steamer to gentle smoothen out the creases.
Remember to always check the manufacturer's instructions for specific care guidelines, as some blinds may have unique cleaning requirements. Regular maintenance, such as dusting, will help prolong the intervals between deep cleanings and keep your blinds looking fresh and beautiful for years to come!