Once you find the perfect blinds, you’ll want to have them for as long as possible and this will only be possible through proper maintenance. Following these tips will help ensure your blinds maintain their longevity, quality and beauty:

If you have a sun screen or a block-out and light filtering roller blind, you must remove the dust from the blinds with a vacuum. Once all of the dust has been eliminated, you must clean the roller blinds using either a sponge or a soft brush that has been dipped in soapy water. Once you’ve completed that task, rinse the blinds with clean water and leave them down to allow them to dry completely. Never scrub or use solvents on the fabric portion of your blinds as you run the risk of damaging them.

If you have aluminum venetian blinds, you must make sure the slats are closed before cleaning them with a feather duster, soft brush or even a cloth. If there is a stain, you must use a damp cloth to clean and remove it. If that does not do the trick, you may have to look into professional cleaning services.

If you have wooden venetian blinds, you must start the cleaning process by removing all of the dust with a vacuum cleaner or compressed air. Using a damp cloth, you can proceed by cleaning it one step further. Do not scrub or use abrasive substances as it may damage the slat coating.

Thermacell blinds require regular dusting and this is normally the only cleaning method that these shades need. You can use a handheld vacuum to eliminate dust but make sure it’s on a low suction setting and that you’re using the long bristle attachment. If you see a spot that you wish to remove, you must dampen a clean cloth using warm water and mild detergent and dab the spot until you see that it’s gone. Do not rub the spot as this will only cause damage and let it dry in the lowered position.

Following these steps will allow you to enjoy your blinds for many years but even with the best care blinds can wear out and this is very normal. If this is the case or you’re simply ready for something new, visit Fancy Draperies in Vancouver today. Whether you’re interested in blinds, curtains or drapes, they will help you find exactly what you need both in terms of budget and style. If you want an improvement and are looking for a change, check out Fancy Draperies today!


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