Cleaning and maintaining your blinds are imperative for ensuring durability and longevity; without the right type of care, your blinds wont last nearly as long as they’re meant to, and their original look would simply degrade. Not only is it important to upkeep your blinds, but blind maintenance is subjective to the fabric they’re manufactured with.
Below we discuss the right way to maintain a variety of blinds that are available at U Blinds Australia, giving you the right information to follow when it comes to properly caring for your brand new – or existing blinds.
A Guide to Proper Blinds Maintenance
What You Need
For blinds maintenance of any kind, there are a couple of essential items you’re going to need for a thorough and careful cleaning process. This will include:
- A microfibre cloth
- Vacuum with a soft brush attachment
- Warm water
- Dishwashing liquid
- Baking soda
How to Clean Your Roller Blinds
The first step to take in cleaning your roller blinds is to ensure they are fully extended. Once they are, all you have to do is gently wipe over the entire surface to remove any loose dust with a microfibre cloth. Once you’ve done that, take your soft ended vacuum brush and do the same thing to remove any grime or buildup within the fibres of the roller blinds. If your blinds are made of a vinyl finish, dampen your microfibre cloth when wiping over.
How to Clean Your Sunscreen Blinds
Sunscreen blinds are made with more of a thinner material than roller blinds – which means the cleaning method needs to be taken with a little more care. Although the steps are essentially the same, it’s important to ensure you aren’t using a damp microfibre cloth on this material. For the sake of longevity and durability, only wipe over these blinds with a dry cloth, and use a soft bristled vacuum attachment afterwards.
How to Clean Your Roman Blinds
Blind maintenance for roman blinds is subjective to the fabric. If they’re more so on the gentler side, it’s important to use only a microfibre cloth (or even a feather duster) to remove any dust. However, if the material is thicker and a little more robust, you should hold the blind taught by the heaviest end, and dust them over with a soft ended vacuum attachment from the top to the bottom. Pay some extra attention to the folds in the blinds, as dust will build up here and if left uncleaned – will cause problems for your roman blinds.
How to Clean Your Vertical Blinds
Once in a while, your vertical blinds are going to need a thorough clean. The best way to do this is either removing them from their railings and soaking them, or by wiping over them individually with a damp microfibre cloth. To wipe over, the best method is using warm soapy water, however, instead of generic soap from your bathroom we highly recommend using dishwashing liquid as it’s gentler on the fibres of the blinds and removes tough marks. If you’re having trouble removing some stains, something like a coarse sponge with the warm soapy water will do the trick.
How to Clean Your Shangri La Blinds
The best thing about Shangri La blinds is that they can be cleaned with general household products. All you need is a damp microfibre cloth and a mild washing liquid solution for a deep, effective clean. Before taking to your blinds with the warm solution, we highly recommend brushing over them with a gentle brush attachment on your vacuum. This will ensure any loose or build up dust will be removed before you wipe over them with your cloth. Not only does it take away the top layer of grime, but it ensures a stunning finish once dried.
Transform Your Home with U Blinds Australia!
If you’re looking for new blinds for the interior of your home, browse our range online today. With a stunning collection of curtains and blinds available, we’re confident you’ll find the perfect complementary window coverings no matter the style of your home. If you’re curious to know more about blinds maintenance tips when ordering, give us a call on 1300 303 391 or visit on of your nearest showrooms and chat to our team.