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How to Clean Roller Blinds

Your roller blinds may require some cleaning overtime as they go through everyday wear and tear. This could leave them dirty, dusty or mouldy. You may be wondering what’s the best to clean your blinds without damaging the material. See below for the best way to clean your roller blinds.

Cleaning Checklist

  • Vacuum with Brush Attachment
  • Warm Water
  • Microfiber Cloth
  • Sock
  • Mild Dish Soap

The Best Way to Clean Roller Blinds

  1. Determine what fabric is on your roller blinds. Blockout blinds will have a PVC backing on them where as our lightfilter and sunfilter fabrics have a more woven feel and are thinner than Blockout blinds.
  1. If you have Blockout roller blinds, wipe them down with warm, soapy water. Be sure to use a clean microfiber cloth and mild dish soap. We have also found Curtain Magic detergents work well for mould or stains. When you’re done wiping your roller shades, leave them lowered to air dry.
  1. If you have lightfilter or sunfilter roller blinds, they should only be dusted – do not clean them with water. Use the brush attachment of your vacuum and sweep across the fabric while you support the shades from the back. This prevents the fabric from being crumpled and sucked into the hose. If you do not have a brush attachment for your vacuum, you can cover your vacuum hose with a sock or pantyhose.

How to Clean Timber Blinds

Is it time to clean your timber blinds? You may be wondering what the best way to clean them is without damaging the material. See below for the best way to clean your timber shutters.

Timber Blinds Cleaning Checklist

  • Vacuum with brush attachment
  • Dusting Spray
  • Microfiber cloth
  • Easy Clean Duster

The Best Way to Clean Timber Blinds

To clean your timber blinds, treat them similarly to your painted window frames. Never use harsh chemical cleaners as they can cause warping, cracking and discoloration.

  1. To remove dust, wipe the slats clean with a microfiber cloth,
  1. To remove sticky buildup or dirt, spray your microfiber cloth with a non-aggressive detergent or use a small amount of warm soapy water.
  1. Use a toothbrush to remove lint and dirt from hard-to-reach places.

How to Clean Faux Blinds

How to Clean Our Faux Venetian Blinds

Do your blinds need a little TLC? Here is a quick guide to assist you in cleaning your Brightshine Faux Venetian Blinds. Seeing as these blinds are made of a PVC material, faux blinds are some of the easiest blinds to clean. Follow our checklist and instructions below to clean your blinds.

Faux Wood Blinds Cleaning Checklist

  • Feather Duster
  • Warm Water
  • Microfiber Cloth
  • Mild Dish Soap

The Best Way to Clean Faux Wood Blinds:

Firstly, we recommend removing dust from your faux blinds by wiping your slats clean with a feather duster. This is something you should do regularly to prevent dust settling on the slats. To remove dirt or stains from your faux blinds, dip your microfiber cloth in warm, soapy water and scrub the slats.

How to Clean Aluminium Blinds

Is it time to clean your aluminium blinds? You may be wondering what the best way is to clean them without damaging the slats. See below for our recommended methods.

Aluminium Blinds Cleaning Checklist

  • Vacuum with brush attachment
  • Dusting Spray
  • Microfiber cloth
  • Mild Dish Soap

The Best Way to Clean Aluminium Blinds

  1. To remove dust, tilt your aluminium blinds all the way up and gently wipe the across the slats with a soft microfiber cloth. Tilt your blinds all the way down and do the same to clean both sides.
  1. Use a vacuum with a brush attachment for further cleaning. Tilt the slats all the way up first and support your aluminum blinds from the back with your hand to prevent crinkling. Repeat with the slats turned all the way down.
  1. To remove dirt and sticky residue, dampen your microfiber cloth with cold water and mild dish soap and gently wipe the blinds clean

    Please note: Brightshine does not offer a blind cleaning service.
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