How To Clean Your Blinds Properly

With help from the experts over at Express Essex Blinds, we have compiled a list of cleaning suggestions for different types of blinds.

Vertical Blinds

If your vertical blind is made of ordinary cloth, there are a number of options for keeping it clean. An ostrich feather duster will be useful to keep your windows clean. You may also use a steamy wet towel or vacuum your vertical blinds instead.

Venetian Blinds

If you leave Venetian blinds to collect dust for months or years, they may be difficult to clean! Using an ostrich feather duster to clean all of the slats on a regular basis will keep them in excellent working order.

Roller Blinds

If your roller blind needs to be cleaned, unroll it completely and use a warm damp cloth to clean the entire surface. After taking a shower, carefully dry the blind using, say, a towel. 

Roman Blinds

The majority of roman blind fabrics are only dry cleanable. To keep the cloth fresh, vacuum the blinds to remove any dust or debris. You may also clean the blind using a mildly damp cloth, being careful not to damage it.

Pleated Blinds

Clean the blinds with an ostrich feather duster. Pleated curtains accumulate a lot of dust over time. To prevent this, use an ostrich feather duster to go over the curtains on a regular basis and clean them with a hot, damp cloth to keep them clean. You can also use the “toilet roll” method to ensure the pleats remain dust-free for longer. Simply cut a toilet roll carton in half and place it on your blinds railing, in between each pleat. This will open the pleats up further, preventing dust from accumulating.

Stubborn Stains

If you are treating super stubborn stains, don’t panic. Using harsh chemicals will only make the stains worse and discolour your blinds, so no matter what, it’s wise to take a gentle approach. To begin, mix dish soap and warm water into a bowl. If the stain is bold, add a tiny amount of baking soda to the mix.

Once the mixture is ready, use a “dot and dab” method with a damp cloth. Gently pat away at the stain until it clears. You might have to repeat the process a few times to get rid of the stain completely. Remember to give your blinds plenty of time to dry in between cleans; you’ll only know how bad a stain is when the blinds are dry.

If the marks persist and nothing gets them out, consider getting your blinds professionally cleaned.


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Time Business News Editor Team

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