28 Feb 2015

Simple Blinds does not only design, manufacture and installing blinds, we also want to guide customers on how to maintain the beauty of the blinds. To show we care and are customer oriented, Simple Blinds decided to outline some tips customers could use on maintaining the beauty of their blinds.

Tips for giving your blinds a new look cleaning

Panel blinds: Vacuum with a soft brush attachment or dust with a feather duster or lamb’s-wool duster or tool for blinds. If you have children, install blinds that meet safety criteria.

Vertical Blinds: Vacuum carefully with the brush attachment used for draperies, or clean with a lamb’s-wool duster. If fabric-covered, spot-clean only; don’t use soap and water.

Wood Blinds: Dust with vacuum or lamb’s-wool duster. For occasional deep cleaning, use a wood cleaner such as oil soap. Do not use soap and water on wood blinds.

Bamboo Blinds: Follow vinyl directions but use as little water as possible. Hang outside in a protected area to dry on a warm, breezy day.

Venetian blinds: Don’t attempt washing. Gently brush dust off with a clean feather duster or a soft paintbrush reserved only for cleaning. Never use dusting sprays or any liquid cleaners.

Roller Blinds: – Remove vinyl or coated shades from the window. – Unroll and lay flat. (To flatten, place a small weight, such as a mug, at each end.) – Wash one side with a sponge dipped in mild soap and water. – Rinse with a clean, damp rag and dry with a cloth. – Turn over and weight corners. – Repeat other side.

Tips for Aluminium Blinds

For a quick clean: – Put on a pair of rubber gloves; top with cotton gloves. – Mix 1 teaspoon of ammonia to 1 quart of water. – Dip into the solution. Run your fingers along the top and your thumb underneath each slat.

To deep clean: – Remove blinds from the window. – Hang blinds from the shower rod or lay them in the tub. Wash each slat with warm soapy water or ammonia and water, and clean sponge. Rinse with clear water and a new sponge.

Alternative methods: Hang the blinds from a clothesline and wash as above, or lay the blinds outside on a driveway, spray with a gentle cleaner, and wash off with a gentle spray from the garden hose. Hang outside to dry.