Blind-CleaningCleaning Blinds

Cleaning blinds is one of the topics I am asked about frequently. As with most things in life, there are different rules for different types of blinds but as a guide here are my top tips …..

Shutters – Use an Ostrich Feather Duster once a week or once a fortnight to keep the dust levels down, the ostrich feathers are very fine and easily flick the dust from the shutters. Once in a while it is advisable to wipe shutters down with a damp cloth and dry with a soft cloth to keep them looking in top condition.

Wood and Aluminium Venetian Blinds – Again an Ostrich Feather Duster is the best way to keeping Wood Venetian Blinds clean, 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, and I would also advise using a vaccume cleaner with a low suction setting to remove any surface dust.

Hope this helps!

Happy Cleaning

The Design Guru x