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Blind-CleaningCleaning Blinds

Having been in the blinds industry for so long, cleaning blinds is a topic I have been asked about more frequently than most.

As with most things in life, there are different rules for different things and blinds are much the same. Nevertheless, here’s a few of my top tips for keeping your blinds looking brand new for years to come. 

Shutters

Use a Feather Duster once a week or once a fortnight to keep the dust levels down. Simply a swift side to side motion along the slats and then down from top to bottom, front and back. Then tilt the slats all the way in the opposing direction and repeat. 

Ostrich Feather dusters in particular consist of very fine feathers and easily flick the dust from the shutters.

Additionally, it is advisable to wipe shutters down with a damp cloth on occasion, followed by a dry and buff with a soft fiber cloth.  If you are a non-smoking household this can be done once every two to three months. Otherwise we recommend one per 2-4 weeks.

Venetian Blinds

Again an Ostrich Feather Duster is the best way to keeping both Wood Venetian Blinds and Aluminium Venetian Blinds clean.

This is due to the fine feathers flick easily behind the cords – but it needs to be done on a regular basis to prevent the build up of dust.

Roller Blinds

Cleaning Roller Blinds depends on the fabric chosen, some can be dabbed with a damp cloth to remove stains .

Don’t scrub the fabric as this can break the fibres and leave them sticking out of the fabric which spoils the overall look.

If you don’t know whether your fabric is suitable then check before you use this method.

Roman Blinds and Curtains

For a thorough clean these window coverings can usually only be dry cleaned.

Although I would also advise using a vacuum cleaner with a low suction setting to remove any surface dust.

Hope this helps!

Happy Cleaning

The Design Guru x

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