Blinds make a beautiful addition to the home decor. With so many different materials and textures to choose from, homeowners can achieve a customized look for every window and door. Your window treatments will make a unique and striking statement. Whether you have indoor or outdoor blinds, they will require cleaning from time to time.
Tips on How To Clean Different Types of Blinds:
How To Clean Venetian Blinds
Venetian blinds can be cleaned on or off the windows. Clean with warm water and an all-purpose household cleaner. Vinegar and water will also do a thorough cleaning job, as well as a window cleaner. Wash each slat gently by hand using a soft cloth. When you have finished one side, do the same on the other side. Then, gently wipe dry.
If the blinds are extremely sooty or dirty, remove them from the window to give them a more thorough cleaning.
Vinyl and Aluminium Mini Blinds
You can also clean vinyl or aluminium mini blinds with a gentle cleanser. They can be kept hanging in place, or for single window blinds, you can take them down and wash the blinds in the sink. After drying, they will easily slip right back into place.
Simply lay them out on a dry clean surface outdoors. You can use a spray cleaner and wash by hand, or gently spray the blinds down with a gentle water flow, being sure not to use a high-pressure flow that could cause damage. Use an absorbent clean cloth to wipe them dry and they are ready to be hung.
How To Clean Vertical Blinds
For metal verticals, please follow the hand washing directions above for Aluminium Blinds.
Fabric verticals will clean up nicely with a rubber sponge. Rub each slat back and forth until they are wiped clean. Repeat if necessary for particularly tough stains or dirt. The same cleaning method can be used for your other fabric blinds as well.
How To Clean Wooden Blinds
In going over the ways of how to clean blinds, there are easy solutions for cleaning your wooden blinds.
To thoroughly dust the wood, tightly close the slats so that they lay flat with no openings. With a soft fabric cloth or a feather duster, dust them off as you would with any wood in your home. Go from side to side on each slat.
Turn them when finished to do the same to the other side of the blinds.
If dusting is not enough, you can wash them gently by hand. Plain warm water applied with a slightly damp sponge should be all you need to restore your beautiful wood blinds.
In case you wonder how to clean faux wood blinds, try cleaning them with warm water and vinegar, or a mild household cleaner. The dirt and soot will wipe off quickly and easily!
How To Clean Roller Blinds
If you have wondered what is the best way to clean roller blinds, here is an easy answer. Use a gentle cleaner or even a dishwashing liquid cleaner will work wonders. Apply with a sponge and warm water, and gently clean your roller blinds starting from the bottom and moving upwards. Leave them open to dry clean and they will look like new!
How To Clean Holland Blinds
Holland blinds are similar to roller blinds, and additionally, they help filter out the light. They are a popular choice for homeowners for their beauty and function. The methods of keeping them clean are similar to that of the roller blind.
How To Clean Roman Blinds
It’s easy to keep your roman blinds looking beautiful and like new. If they are made of a washable fabric, you can clean them with upholstery cleaner and a fabric freshener. They can also be gently vacuumed if you remove the sewn-in plastic or metal pieces and the cord.
This also applies to the question of how to clean fabric blinds and curtains. If you have any curtains, they can also be vacuumed or machine washed, depending on the fabric. Hang them up immediately, and they will dry wrinkle free.
For non-washable fabrics, it is suggested to have your window treatments professionally cleaned. You can care for your cellular blinds in the same way.
How to clean Ziptrak Blinds
Your outdoor PVC Ziptrak blinds are very easy to clean. All you need is a hose or a pressure cleaner to rinse off the dirt. Make sure that the water pressure is set to low so that it doesn’t damage the material.
On any stains use a gentle detergent and a soft cloth to wipe them off. Once your Ziptrak blinds are clean, wipe them dry with a gentle cloth.
Other household fixtures, such as awnings and shutters are also subject to weather and other factors. Canvas awnings will accumulate mould and mildew if they are not regularly cleaned and treated. There are protectorants you can buy, or you can do it yourself with a non-abrasive cleanser, a scrub brush, and a hose.
Cleaning Window Shutters
There are different styles of shutters that can add a distinctive beauty to your home, including roller shutters and plantation shutters. They can be made of wood, plastic, metal, or wood veneer. A thorough cleaning with an all-purpose cleaner added to a bucket of water will keep them looking newer longer. Try to avoid any scratching or chipping to maintain the integrity of the material. When you keep all of the window treatments in your home clean and well maintained, they will give you years of pleasure and good service in return.
Clean Your Window Blinds Regularly
Typical factors in the home such as open windows, heat, and pet dander can affect the cleanliness of your blinds. When you include the blinds in your regular cleaning routine, they will stay clean and easier to maintain, saving you a lot of time and effort.
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