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Care and Maintenance for your Blinds and Shades

We know how much you detest the chore of cleaning your blinds and shades. However, with a 30-minute, once-in-a-month care and maintenance regime, you can ensure that your beautiful window treatments stay as good as new for years to come. Read on for a few handy tips and tricks for cleaning your different kinds of blinds and shades within minutes.

Faux wood blinds

Faux wood blinds are extremely durable and sturdy. You can clean them up by using a light vacuum fabric attachment or a simple static charged duster to efficiently remove dust between the slats. You can wipe off spills and stains by making use of a mild detergent and a soft cloth or sponge.

Sheer shades

Those gorgeous translucent window treatments, which are so amazing at diffusing sunlight within your rooms, might have a delicate appeal, but are quite sturdily built using woven polyester fabrics. You can easily clean up all that dust and soot accumulated within the knits by setting up your vacuum cleaner to the lowest suction mode and using a brush attachment.

Roman shades

There are a variety of roman shades available in the market today. Irrespective of whether they are pleated, draped or flat, you can employ the usage of the soft brush tool of your vacuum cleaner and set it up on low suction mode for gently pulling off the dust and soot particles. To get rid of fingerprints or soil stains, you can use a fabric cleaner spray and scrub off the area using a damp sponge.

Vertical blinds

The cleaning and maintenance techniques for vertical blinds largely depends on the kind of material they are composed of. Vinyl vanes can be vacuumed or dusted with a damp sponge using a mild soapy solution. You can also remove your PVC louvers from the window and immerse them in a soap solution to remove light soil stains. Fabric vanes, however, should be cleaned only using a good quality gentle fabric cleaner and must never be immersed in soap solution.

Roller shades

There are a plethora of roller shades available in different textures and fabrics nowadays. However, most different kinds of roller shades can be cleaned by monthly vacuuming with a soft brush attachment. The vinyl roller shades are exclusively composed of synthetic polymers that are quite durable and easy to clean. For cleaning spots and soil stains on your vinyl roller shades, you can make use of a soft sponge dipped in a soapy solution, and rub gently onto the surface for spot treatment. In case you vinyl shades have become excessively laden with dirt and grime, you can remove them from the window and immerse them in a bathtub with lukewarm water, and a gentle dish washing detergent. You can then scrub off the stubborn stains by using a soft fabric brush and rinsing with clean water.

By following these simple cleaning tips for your expensive blinds and shades, you can effortlessly