Taking Care of Different Types of Blinds

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Roman Blinds Once you’ve fitted your custom room shades to your windows at home and have taken the time to admire the sense of style and ease of operation that they have brought to your home, you have no doubt begun to wonder about how to best take care of them. Properly looking after your blinds at home doesn’t have to be hard work, but it is essential if you want them to last. They need cleaning and care from time to time so that they can continue to work properly, keep providing you with superior light control, and keep looking good. So depending on what type of blinds you have, here is the best way to keep them in great condition.

Cleaning roman blinds is fairly simple, and it will keep them looking great. Since they are fabric, dirt can be locked into their fibers over time, and can be cleaned with a simple vacuum, much in the same way you would see to curtains. If a thorough vacuuming doesn’t do much for your custom roman shades, then you may need to take them down and remove the chords to give them a jolly good washing. However, the different fabrics may shrink at different rates when this is done, so it is usually best to have them dry-cleaned instead.

Zebra Blinds

Zebra blinds are fairly easy to take care of, thanks to their hardy materials and anti-static technology, keeping them in great condition is a fairly simple matter. A regular wipe-down with a dry cloth is often all that you need. This is why they are perfect as kitchen blinds or for those in rooms with plenty of activity. They can also be gently vacuumed to remove dust from their slats, or spot cleaned on dirty areas with a damp towel. Never iron them, and never wash them, and you should never have a problem.

Silhouette Blinds

Silhouette blinds are often treated with a process that repels dust, and as such are perfect for ease of cleaning and care. For regular cleans, lightly dust the shades with a feather duster to keep them fresh on the daily. If more is needed, try vacuuming your darkening blinds gently with the brush attachment fixed.

For more stubborn dirt like that found on patio blinds, try spot cleaning with a damp cloth or opt for an ultrasonic cleaning which can restore soiled shades which contain outside dirt.