Fabric blinds are great looking additions to homes that want sleek light controlling window covers. While some are easier to maintain than others, you can effectively clean almost any type of fabric and as the blinds experts, here at Blinds 4U, we’ve put together an easy to follow guide to cleaning your fabric blinds.
The first thing to understand is how to clean them without causing harm. Dust and dirt are a constant threat to ageing your blinds and making them look unkempt. Fortunately, there is a way to clean even the grubbiest blinds but if they are damaged beyond repair, it might be time to purchase new ones from our online store.
Dust and/or vacuum both sides of the blinds regularly, paying special attention to areas with creases and stitching. While fabric curtains are durable, they are not immune to damage, so be careful and gentle. Dust attracts dirt, which leads to discolouration. Give a quick dust once per month and remember the reverse side of the blinds.
As with any stain, you need to act quickly if the fabric is exposed to one. Use a mild stain remover so you don’t disrupt the fabric too much, such as a small amount of dishwashing detergent diluted in warm water. Remember to always test on a small area first. Blot the affected area with a sponge dipped in the solution, repeat if necessary, then dab again with a sponge dipped in clean, warm water until the cleaning solution and the stain are gone. Let them air dry thoroughly.
Remove your blinds from windows for a deep clean once or twice per year. If you’ve let your drapes or drapes get dirty, or if cleaning up stains hasn’t helped, carefully remove them and complete steps 1 and 2 before soaking in warm water. Leave for a while, then gently wipe with a sponge. Rinse thoroughly and hang to dry in a well-ventilated area for a day or two to dry before reattaching your blinds.
Deep cleaning old and worn blinds can feel like a real chore, especially when there is no chance of them looking brand new again. In this case, get in touch with us today and find out how affordable and easy it is to buy new blinds for your home.