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Cleaning Instructions

How do I clean my blinds?
 

Vertical Blinds

Vinyl Louvers

  • Regularly dust or vacuum with an upholstery attachment.
  • For soil removal, sponge with a mild detergent and warm water solution and blot dry.
  • Louvers may be removed and immersed in water.
  • If a thin film of mild detergent is left on louvers, static electricity will be eliminated.

Fabric Louvers

  • Regularly dust or vacuum with an upholstery attachment.
  • For soil removal, sponge with a mild detergent and warm water solution (or dry fabric cleaner) and blot dry.
  • Do not immerse in water or dry clean.

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Roman Shades

  • Remove the shade from its window; open it and lay out on a clean, flat surface.
  • If the shade is dusty, vacuum with an upholstery attachment.
  • To clean fingerprints or soiled spots, use an aerosol spray foam upholstery or fabric cleaner such as Woolite® or ScotchGard® upholstery cleaners.
  • Spray the foam cleaner over the entire area to be cleaned. Immediately scrub the area with a clean damp sponge (back and forth gently) until the stains are removed. Be careful not to crush or wrinkle the fabric.
  • Remove excess water from the fabric by patting with a clean, dry towel. Hang the shade up when completely dry.
  • Do not use strong detergents or spot removers. Dry cleaning is not recommended. Due to the differences in ultrasonic cleaning operators, we do not recommend this method of cleaning.

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Cellular Shades

Regular Cleaning

  • Dust with a feather duster.
  • Lightly vacuum fabric with an upholstery attachment.

Soil Removal

  • Sponge with a mild detergent and warm water solution and blot dry. (Extra care should be used when cleaning blackout fabrics, as the fabrics could become permanently creased.)
  • Do not use strong detergents or spot removers. Dry cleaning is not recommended. Due to the differences in ultrasonic cleaning operators, we do not recommend this method of cleaning.

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Pleated Shades

  • Remove the shade from its window; open it and lay out on a clean, flat surface.
  • If the shade is dusty, vacuum with an upholstery attachment.
  • To clean fingerprints or soiled spots, use an aerosol spray foam upholstery or fabric cleaner such as Woolite® or ScotchGard® upholstery cleaners.
  • Spray the foam cleaner over the entire area to be cleaned. Immediately scrub the area with a clean, damp sponge (back and forth gently in the direction parallel to the pleats in the fabric) until stains are removed. Be careful not to crush or wrinkle the fabric.
  • Remove excess water from the fabric by patting with a clean, dry towel. Hang the shade up when completely dry.
  • Frequent cleaning may tend to remove the fullness and body of the pleated fabric.
  • Do not use strong detergents or spot removers. Dry cleaning is not recommended. Due to the differences in ultrasonic cleaning operators, we do not recommend this method of cleaning.

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Aluminum Blinds

Regular Cleaning

  • Lightly vacuum with an upholstery attachment.

Soil Removal

  • Sponge with a mild detergent and warm water solution and blot dry.

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Composite & Faux Wood Blinds

Regular Cleaning

  • Lightly vacuum with an upholstery attachment.

Soil Removal

  • Sponge with a mild detergent and warm water solution and blot dry.

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Wood Blinds

Regular Cleaning

  • Lightly vacuum with an upholstery attachment.

Soil Removal

  • Painted Finish: clean with a soft, damp cloth.
  • Stained Finish: treat with a lemon oil or other wood preservative.

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Vinyl Blinds

Regular Cleaning

  • Lightly vacuum with an upholstery attachment.

Soil Removal

  • Sponge with a mild detergent and warm water solution and blot dry.

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Natural Shades

Regular Cleaning

  • Occasional light vacuuming with a brush attachment should keep shades clean.

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Shutters

Regular Cleaning

  • Lightly vacuum with an upholstery attachment.

Soil Removal

  • For minor soiled areas, clean with warm water using a clean cotton cloth. Dry with a second clean cotton cloth.
  • For more severe soiling, use a mild detergent diluted to a 5% solution with room temperature water. Clean with a clean cotton cloth. Wipe area with clean water to remove any detergent residue and dry with a clean cotton cloth.

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