How to care for your blinds

Helpcentre_Clean.jpgCleaning and maintaining your blinds is easy. Here are some helpful tips to keep your blinds looking great for many years to come.   

General Cleaning Tips

  • Regular dusting maintains a like-new appearance of most blinds, shades and sheers.
  • Occasional light vacuuming with a brush attachment should keep blinds clean.

Cleaning Tips for

Cedar Venetians

  • Severe soiling can be removed from painted blinds by using a soft, damp cloth. Stained blinds can be treated with a lemon oil or other wood preservative.
  • Never clean wooden blinds with water as it can cause cracking and warping.  

Duragrain Venetians

 Severe soiling can be removed by using a soft cloth and a mild detergent and water solution. 

Aluminium Venetians

  • Reduce build-up of static electricity by applying a very thin film of detergent on all slats and vanes. 

Roman Shades

  • Remove the shade from its window, open the shade and lay it out on a clean, flat surface, such as a table or countertop. If the shade is dusty, simply vacuum over it using an upholstery attachment. 
  • For cleaning fingerprints or soiled spots on shades, we recommend using an eraser. If that still doesn't work, try using an aerosol spray foam upholstery or fabric cleaner, such as "Woolite" or "ScotchGard" upholstery cleaners. 
  • Spray the foam cleaner over the entire area to be cleaned. Immediately scrub the area with a clean damp sponge (back and forth gently) until the stains are removed. If necessary, the entire shade may be cleaned in this fashion. Be careful not to crush or wrinkle the fabric.  
  • Remove the excess water from the fabric by patting with a clean, dry towel. Hang the shade up when completely dry.  
  • Dry cleaning is not recommended.  

Roller Blinds

  • Occasional light vacuuming with a brush attachment should keep blinds clean.
  • Dry cleaning is not recommended.
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