Care & Cleaning Recommendations for Window Coverings
Having window treatments installed on your windows is a great way to improve the functionality and aesthetics of your home. However, they will need to be properly cared for to ensure that they retain their beauty throughout the years. At Southwest Blinds & Shutters, we offer the following recommendations for caring for different types of window treatments. However, keep in mind that these are just recommendations, and any chemicals you use on your window treatments should first be tested on an inconspicuous area to ensure no damage takes place.
Faux-Wood Shutters, Poly Shutters, & Faux-Wood Blinds
For minor dirt and stains, clean with warm water on a damp cloth and wipe dry. If a more thorough cleaning is needed, use a mild detergent diluted in water to a 5% solution and apply with a cotton cloth. Rinse the area with plain water to remove any detergent residue and dry with a cloth. You can also keep shutters clean with occasional vacuuming with a brush attachment.
Wood Shutters & Wood Blinds
Do not use water on any wood products. Light vacuuming with a brush attachment should keep shutters clean. You can also dust the shutters with a light terry cloth. For shutters or blinds with painted and stained finishes, occasionally clean with spray polish and a soft cloth.
Cellular & Pleated Shades
You can either vacuum or dust the fabric to clean it. You may also spot clean with water. However, strong detergents or spot removers are not recommended as they may harm these shades. Dry cleaning is also not recommended.
Roman Shades & Draperies
For regular maintenance, you can use the brush attachment on your vacuum and run it lightly over the treatments, including up and down the folds of draperies, to remove dust and particles. Do not use water, club soda, soaps, or other cleansers.
Roller Shades & Dual Shades
Vacuuming and dusting should be enough to keep roller and dual shades clean, although they can be spot cleaned with water.
For more information about the care and cleaning methods used for our window treatments, contact Southwest Blinds & Shutters today.