How To Clean Blinds and Shades

Dark blue sitting room with window treatments

When was the last time you cleaned your fabric window treatments? If you’re like most people, it’s probably been a while.

Even though you adjust your window treatments several times throughout the day, it can be easy to forget that like all other items in your house, they too collect dust and debris. But before you rush to wash your coverings, make sure you understand how to clean them without causing damage.

Cleaning Fabric Window Treatments

While hard surface window treatments, like wood blinds, often need a quick dusting from time to time, fabric coverings require a different (and often more gentile) approach.

Routine Maintenance

Roughly once a month, you should “dust” your shades by attaching a brush to your vacuum and setting it on the lowest power setting. Then, slowly and gently vacuum your coverings — start at the top left corner and move to the right.

Folds tend to attract the most dirt and dust, so you may have to go over those areas two or three times.

Spot Treatments

Did something accidentally splash onto your fabric treatments? If you notice a stain on your coverings, you should act quickly. First, mix a bit of dish soap with water onto a fabric cloth or sponge. Then, gently blot the stained areas — make sure you do not scrub the area, since that could damage your coverings. Once the stain has disappeared, blot again using warm water and leave your treatments to air dry.

When cleaning your coverings, make sure to never submerge them in water — this will cause them to lose their shape.

You can also hire our team to clean your blinds if you want to leave in the hands of professionals. 

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