Clean blinds and shades following some simple hacks.
RECOMMENDED CLEANING METHODS (How to clean blinds):
- Dusting: To maintain a like-new appearance, regular light dusting with a feather duster.
- Vacuuming: For deeper cleaning, lightly vacuum with the upholstery attachment of any vacuum cleaner.
- Soil Removal & Spot Cleaning: Spot clean with a soft cloth or sponge, a mild detergent and warm water. Blot gently and allow to dry completely. Be careful not to crush or wrinkle fabric shades.
- Water Immersible: Able to be immersed in water.
Warning: Do not use strong detergents or spot removers. Dry cleaning and ultrasonic cleaning is not recommended.
Special Cleaning Instructions:
Dust with a feather duster. Lightly vacuum fabric with an upholstery attachment. Sponge with a mild detergent and warm water solution and blot dry. (Extra care should be used when cleaning blackout fabrics, as the fabrics could become permanently creased.)Do not use strong detergents or spot removers. Dry cleaning is not recommended. When dusting, vacuuming, and spot cleaning aren’t enough and deeper cleaning is desired, ultrasonic or injection/extraction cleaning with professional blind cleaner are an option. Professional blind cleaners use a variety of methods to clean blinds and vary in their capabilities. While our company knows that many of our window treatments can be safely cleaned using the appropriate ultrasonic or injection/extraction cleaning methods we cannot guarantee the outcome of any cleaning services provided by an independent company.
Remove the shade from its window; open it and lay out on a clean, flat surface. If the shade is dusty, vacuum with an upholstery attachment.To clean fingerprints or soiled spots, use an aerosol spray foam upholstery or fabric cleaner such as Woolite® or ScotchGard® upholstery cleaners. (watch this video How To Use A Scotchgard™ Fabric Protector )Spray the foam cleaner over the entire area to be cleaned. Immediately scrub the area with a clean, damp sponge (back and forth gently in the direction parallel to the pleats in the fabric) until stains are removed. Be careful not to crush or wrinkle the fabric. Remove excess water from the fabric by patting with a clean, dry towel. Hang the shade up when completely dry. Frequent cleaning may tend to remove the fullness and body of the pleated fabric. Do not use strong detergents or spot removers. Dry cleaning or ultrasonic cleaning are not recommended.
Painted Finish: Clean with a soft, damp cloth. Stained Finish: Treat with a lemon oil or other wood preservative.
Vinyl Vertical Blinds (Vanes Only):
Vanes may be removed and immersed in water. If a thin film of mild detergent is left on the vanes, it will eliminate static electricity.
Soft Vertical Blinds:
Soft vertical fabrics are steam pressed in the manufacturing process, but may need to be re-steamed or ironed at a low temperature before hanging. Do not steam or iron fabric while it is on the vanes as they will be damaged. Do not put fabric in the dryer. Machine Washable Fabric! It’s easy to wash the fabric – and there’s no need to take down the entire blind to do so! Unsnap the fabric from the vanes and place in wash.Use the gentle cycle, warm water and Woolite® Fine Fabric Wash or other mild laundry detergent – do not use chlorine bleach.Line dry fabric – do not put fabric in dryer!If necessary, steam or iron at a low temperature before putting fabric back on vane.Snap fabric back onto the vinyl vanes.
Lightly vacuum with an upholstery attachment. For minor soiled areas, clean with warm water using a clean cotton cloth. Dry with a second clean cotton cloth. For more severe soiling, use a mild detergent diluted to a 5% solution with room temperature water. Clean with a clean cotton cloth. Wipe area with clean water to remove any detergent residue and dry with a clean cotton cloth.