How to Maintain Your Fabric Blinds

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Fabric blinds provide a great way to have an affordable window treatment that is easy to install, and provides a beautiful appearance to any room. However, the care instructions are different from wood or vinyl blinds. Here are some helpful tips when it comes to cleaning and maintaining your fabric blinds. 

Vacuum the Blinds Regularly

With fabric blinds, you will not be able to wash them or dust them like with other blinds but, instead, will use your vacuum. The brush attachment is a great tool for removing dust and debris from the blinds. Whenever you are vacuuming the floors or furniture of your home, it is a great time to spend a few extra minutes vacuuming the blinds. The more dust you can remove during these routine cleaning sessions, the less buildup you will have to remove later on. You can also dust the blinds with a microfiber cloth if you don't have access to the vacuum attachment.

Use the Right Cleaning Products

Your fabric blinds can be washed, but you need to be careful what products you use. For example, you don't want to use traditional cleaners often used on vinyl or wood blinds, with the exception of mild detergent. When washing them, you are not going to get them too wet or submerge the blinds in water, but, instead, spot-clean them. This is done by finding stains on the blinds and applying a small amount of soapy water to them with a rag. You will then rinse off the soap by dabbing it with a rag dipped in just water, and pointing a hair dryer at it to dry it.

Keep the Blinds Dry

With fabric blinds, one of the most important things to do is make sure they stay dry. One way they can get extra moisture is by getting window cleaner on them. When you are washing the windows, not only push them aside so they are open completely but cover them with plastic so you don't get the cleaner on them. Window cleaner contains ammonia and other chemicals that are not safe for the blinds. When you are washing them, make sure they dry quickly afterward. If you happen to get anything wet on the blinds, open the window and let the air come through, sufficiently drying the blinds.

If you don't feel confident in your ability to clean the blinds, you can have residential cleaners handle the blinds along with any other cleaning services they provide to you.


18 March 2016

Decorating and Your Home and Garden

Yo! My name is Lisa and I would like to welcome all you guys to my new blog. I was inspired to start this blog because I am tired of visiting people's homes and seeing the same old furniture and the same old designs in use. I used to have boring designs in my home and garden. However, all that changed when my friend Simon came to visit. Simon is a designer and property developer so he has a real eye for bringing out the best in any space. He gave me some top tips and helped me to transform my home and garden.