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. 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 Care
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 Care
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 Care
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 Care
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 Care
Vacuuming and dusting should be enough to keep roller and dual shades clean, although they can be spot cleaned with water.
Maintaining and caring for your blinds and shutters is essential not only for their longevity but also for enhancing the overall appeal of your living spaces. At Southwest Blinds, we understand the importance of well-maintained window treatment and are committed to providing you with the highest quality products and expert advice for your care.
By following these tips and guidelines, you can ensure that your blinds and shutters remain pristine, keeping your home stylish and functional for years to come.
Remember, a little effort in regular cleaning and maintenance goes a long way in preserving the beauty and functionality of your window treatments. So, take pride in your investment and enjoy the many benefits of well-cared-for blinds and shutters from Southwest Blinds. For more information about the care and cleaning methods used for our window treatments, contact Southwest Blinds & Shutters today.