Window blinds have an advantage over typical window treatments in one way or another. Blinds are a beautiful and useful option for any house, from their aesthetic appeal to the practicality of raising them when you want more natural light pouring in and rolling them down for privacy.
Furthermore, they are available in a variety of forms and materials, implying that the cleaning procedures are linked with the change.
Maintaining the aesthetic value and performance of your window blind requires knowledge of the proper cleaning techniques and materials to use for your specific type of window blind. You don’t want to use a method that could harm or discolour the blinds, as many other homeowners have experienced.
Of course, you don’t have to be one of them since we are going to show you how to clean four distinct types of window blinds today! Continue reading.
Cleaning Roller Blinds: A Step-by-Step Guide
Roller blinds create a particularly neat and consistent appearance due to the lack of pleats or folds, which is only affected by the accumulation of dirt and dust! If you find yourself standing in a cloud of dust when your roller blinds open, the cleaning process outlined below will ensure that they are restored to a clean, stain-free, and dust-free state.
Because your roller blinds have no slats or panels on the back, unlike roman blinds, they may be soaked in a cleaning solution to refresh their colour and fabric. This can be done with a mild solution of room temperature water and laundry detergent.
You may wish to search for proper cleaning instructions/symbols for your fabric roller blinds, depending on the material. Vacuum both sides of the roller blinds before soaking to remove as much dust and dirt as possible.
Soak the roller blinds in the cleaning solution for around 1 hour if the washing directions allow it. To loosen and dislodge dirt, agitate the water and material (without crushing it).
You may notice that the water has turned muddy or discoloured after 60 minutes, which is a good sign that the deep clean is functioning.
Remove the blinds from the window and place them flat on a clean bathroom floor. Scrub the cloth gently with a soft-bristled brush or sponge. Use a stronger cleaning solution made with water and liquid laundry detergent to spot clean stubborn stains or grime.
To remove the cleaner, rinse the roller blinds under running water. Repeat this process until the water is clear (i.e. when it is no longer soapy).
Hang your roller blinds or put them over a clothes rack to dry. To avoid moisture trapping, double-check that the blinds are dry before rolling them up.
Cleaning Roman Blinds: A Step-by-Step Guide
When raised, Roman blinds have a fabric covering over slats that pleat the material. Although they can be found in a variety of materials, their mechanism remains the same. Cleaning Roman blinds, like any fabric or upholstered item, are susceptible to dust, stains, and discolouration. Nonetheless, with a simple, frequent cleaning approach, you can keep your roman blinds looking like new for years to come!
Here’s our easy, step-by-step approach to safely cleaning roman blinds:
- If the blinds are too high, lower them before beginning the cleaning process.
- Fold the blinds in half to make the material flat.
- From top to bottom, vacuum the fabric. When cleaning roman blinds that are hanging on the window, a handheld vacuum cleaner is perfect, but when the blinds are flat on the floor, a standard vacuum cleaner is easier and faster to operate.
- Vacuum the top and bottom edges of the blinds more thoroughly because dust tends to build in these areas.
- Spot clean stains on your roman blinds using a clean white towel and mild dish soap. Simply massage the stain gently with a damp cloth before rinsing it with a fresh damp towel.
Venetian Blinds: How to Clean Them
Venetian blinds are available in a variety of materials, including wood, aluminium, and PVC. Fortunately, unless you want to polish the material after cleaning them, these varieties of Venetian blinds don’t require specific cleaning agents. A product-specific polish is recommended in this scenario.
This is how you clean your Venetian blinds in terms of cleaning procedures. Close the blinds so that all of the slats are flat. Leave your Venetian blinds up for a simple clean if they need it.
- Wipe away dust and grime using a moist microfibre cloth. Begin at the top and work your way down until you reach the bottom; repeat for the back of the blinds.
- Wipe over the material with a clean microfibre cloth dampened with a few sprays of glass cleaner. Scrub stains or spots gently until they disappear (use more glass cleaner is needed).
- If your Venetian blinds have accumulated tenacious buildup over time, a deeper clean with more elbow grease will be required. Remove them from the window and lay them flat on a clean bathroom floor to do so.
- To make a slightly sudsy solution, combine liquid dish soap and water.
- Scrub your Venetian blinds gently with your cleaning solution and a gentle brush after they’ve been dampened.
- Rinse the slats again if necessary.
- Wipe each slat of the blinds with a dry, lint-free towel once you’re satisfied with the clean.
As you can see, cleaning different types of window blinds is rather simple if you know how! So, the next time you clean your windows, remember to take care of your window blinds as well!