How To Clean Blinds The Right Way

So, you’ve purchased blinds and want to make sure you keep them looking as good as the day they were installed. Proper care combined with the right cleaning methods will most definitely extend the lifespan of your blinds.

However, it is worth noting that each type of blind that we offer comes with its own unique cleaning and care requirements. With this in mind, we’ve created a list of the cleaning techniques, detergents and tools to use for each of the products that we offer. Read on for advice on how to clean blinds – straight from the window covering experts!

Wood Venetian Blinds

When it comes to any wooden product (sealed or not), too much moisture can lead to warping or discolouration. So, avoid washing these blinds or cleaning them with a wet cloth.

Cleaning Technique: You can clean Wood Venetian Blinds by tilting the slats up and then down when dusting.  

Recommended Cleaning Tools: Clean, soft dust cloth, feather duster or vacuum brush.

Recommended Cleaning or Maintenance Products: Any wood preservatives.

Tecwood Venetian Blinds

The great thing about Tecwood Venetian Blinds is that they are made out of composite material which makes them especially easy to clean.

We recommend that you spot clean this product whenever necessary, using a mild detergent and warm water on a slightly damp cloth. Be sure to dry the area you have dampened immediately after.

Cleaning Technique: Tilt slats up and then down when cleaning. Clean from side to side and ensure that you follow the direction of the slats to avoid damaging the blinds.

Recommended Cleaning Tools: Clean, soft dust cloth, feather duster or vacuum brush.

Recommended Cleaning or Maintenance Products: Windovert Blind and Shutter Cleaner or mild detergents.

Aluminium Venetian Blinds

Because Aluminium Venetian Blinds have a smooth surface, they are one of the easiest blinds to clean. This type of blind can be placed in a bathtub filled with mild, soapy water and cleaned with a sponge or damp cloth. After rinsing and wiping them dry, you can leave them open to air dry.

Cleaning Technique: Tilt slats up and then down when cleaning. Clean from side to side and ensure that you follow the direction of the slats to avoid damaging the blinds.

Recommended Cleaning Tools: Clean, soft dust cloth, feather duster, vacuum brush or any gentle cleaning aid for dusting. To remove stubborn dirt or grime you can submerge the blinds in a bathtub filled with mild, soapy water and gently clean the blind with a sponge or damp cloth.

Recommended Cleaning or Maintenance Products: Windovert Blind and Shutter Cleaner or mild detergents.

Woven Wood/Bamboo Blinds

As with Wood Venetian Blinds, excess moisture can warp or discolour the wooden slats. Take care not to dampen or wash Woven Wood or Bamboo Blinds.

Cleaning Technique: Tilt slats up and then down when cleaning. Clean from side to side and ensure that you follow the direction of the slats to avoid damaging the blinds.

Recommended Cleaning Tools: Clean, soft dust cloth, feather duster or vacuum brush.

Recommended Cleaning or Maintenance Products: Any wood preservatives.

Vertical Blinds

Regular dusting with a vacuum cleaner brush or soft cloth is recommended for Vertical Blinds. Only use mild detergents with warm water when spot cleaning stains, and ensure you blot blinds dry after cleaning.

We strongly advise against immersing the fabric in water!

Cleaning Technique: Tilt slats left and then right when cleaning. Follow the direction of the slats when cleaning to avoid damaging the fabric.

Recommended Cleaning Tools: Clean, soft dust cloth, feather duster or vacuum brush.

Recommended Cleaning or Maintenance Products: Windovert Blind and Shutter Cleaner or mild detergents.

Roller Blinds

 

Dust Roller Blinds frequently, using a vacuum cleaner brush or soft cloth. As with Vertical Blinds, it is best to spot clean stains using a mild detergent, mixed with warm water – don’t forget to blot the area dry afterwards. Immersing the fabric in water will cause damage to these blinds, so avoid washing these.

Cleaning Technique: Roll out blinds completely and gently dust or wipe.

Recommended Cleaning Tools: Clean, soft dust cloth, feather duster or vacuum brush.

Recommended Cleaning or Maintenance Products: Windovert Blind and Shutter Cleaner or mild detergents.

We hope that this blog on how to clean blinds has been helpful! If you’d like more information about our specially developed Blind and Shutter Cleaner, please contact one of our consultants at your nearest Windovert franchise