Keeping Your Window Treatments Looking Clean And New
to any room in your home for many years to come. To keep them looking new and
beautiful, VOOM recommends that most window treatments are periodically dusted
with a feather duster or vacuumed with an upholstery attachment. Small stains on
any blinds and shades can be easily wiped clean with a sponge soaked in warm
water and mild detergent. Gently blot the material to dry.
Specific Cleaning Tips
Vertical Blinds - Vinyl Louvers
Vinyl louvers may be removed and immersed in water for cleaning.
To eliminate static electricity, coat the louvers with a thin layer of mild detergent.
Vertical Blinds—Fabric Louvers
These should not be immersed in water or dry cleaned.
Vertical Blinds Sheer
Sheer fabrics are steam pressed during the manufacturing process, but may need
to be re-steamed at a low temperature before hanging. Be careful not to iron out the
permanent pleats. Make sure to remove the fabric from the louvers before steaming.
Sheer fabrics are machine washable. Use the gentle cycle with warm water and a
mild detergent. (For best results, avoid chlorine bleach.) Hang damp fabric on the
louvers and re-shape them. To dry, keep the louvers in the open position.
For blinds with painted and stained finishes, clean with spray polish and a soft
cloth. For best results, do not use water on any wood products.
Before cleaning, be sure to remove the shade from its window. Open the shade
fully and lay the fabric on a flat surface. To remove fingerprints or spots, use a
spray foam upholstery or fabric cleaner. Spray the cleaner on the entire area and
gently rub back and forth with a clean, damp sponge. Be careful not to crush or
wrinkle the fabric. Dry the fabric by patting with a clean towel. Hang the shade
up once again when it is completely dry.
Do not use strong detergents or spot removers. Dry cleaning and ultrasonic
cleaning methods are also not recommended. Finally, be aware that frequent
cleaning may affect the fullness and body of pleated fabric.
Strong detergents or spot removers may harm your cellular shades. Dry
cleaning is also not recommended. When deep cleaning is desired, you
may wish to enlist a professional cleaning service. To locate a certified
blind cleaner in your area, visit blindcleaners.net or contact the Graber
customer service department at 1-800-221-6352.
For minor dirt and stains, clean with warm water on a damp cloth. Wipe dry.
If more thorough cleaning is necessary, use a mild detergent diluted in water
to a 5% solution and apply with a cotton cloth. Rinse area with plain water to
remove any detergent residue and dry with a cloth. Occasionally, some light
vacuuming with a brush attachment should keep shutters clean.