Cleaning Blinds, Creating Longevity
Everyone wants long the most longevity out of their blinds as possible. This article will help you with cleaning blinds so you get the longest life out of them.
Venetian Blinds Overview
As with all blinds, the key is to keep your blinds dusted. Otherwise the blind gets caked in dirt. This dirt may not be able to be removed. Tilt your Venetian blinds upward. Then dust. Then tilt them downward and dust again. The headrails at the top also need to be kept clean. Remember that slats can be replaced by our helpful staff if necessary.
Wood Venetian Blinds
Wood Venetian blinds shouldn’t require much more than regular dusting. In the event that your blinds require more action, use caution. You should never expose Wood to water. In the event you need to “spot clean”, use a wrung out cloth with water ONLY. Gently wipe the mark. Using harsh detergents or too much water will damage the slats.
Plaswood Venetian Blinds
The beauty of Plaswood Venetian Blinds is that they do well with moisture. You can use a damp cloth to wipe away any marks on the slats. You can even use a bucket of water with a drop or two of dish-soap diluted into it.
Aluminium Venetian Blinds
While These blinds do well with moisture, using too much force can damage the slats. Therefore, we recommend placing your hand behind the affected slat before wiping. The slat will be less likely to dent.
Bamboo Venetian Blinds
Most of the Bamboo Venetian blinds that we sell are able to be exposed to a minimal amount of moisture. Follow the recommended cleaning method for Wood Venetian Blinds above.
Roller Blinds / Roman Blinds / Panel Blinds
As with all blinds, we recommend keeping blinds dusted well at all times!
You can wipe both Sheerweave and PVC Blinds with a damp cloth. Using dish-soap diluted into a bucket of water is a good technique. Be sure to wring out all the water first before wiping! Fabric blinds and water don’t mix! This might damage the material. Therefore, use caution when attempting to clean a material blind.
It is really important to ensure your blind is completely dry before rolling it up (for roller blinds). Otherwise mold might form on the material. And that’s gross.
Similar to roller blinds, you shouldn’t expose Vertical Blinds to water. PVC slatted Vertical Blinds are the exception. Remember to keep your blinds dusted at all times! Have we mentioned that yet?
These brilliant blinds are wipeable! Some of our ranges are actually washable as well! This means that your Honeycomb Blinds can stay looking newer, for longer. When necessary, use a damp cloth to wipe down your blinds.
Some customers use the brush attachment on their vacuum cleaners to suck up all the excess dust from their blinds when cleaning blinds. A microfiber cloths works well to attract dust away from the blind.