No matter what style of blinds you have in your home, roller blinds, venetian blinds, vertical blinds and so on, they will all need cleaned from time to time to keep them looking great.
Blinds can be intricate with lots of cords and dowels so a good way to save you the hassle of having to fully clean your blinds is to vacuum them on a regular basis to help prevent a build-up of dust and dirt.
How to clean roller blinds
Roller blinds are popular in all rooms of the house, including bathrooms where moisture can be an issue with other types of blinds. Roller blinds are durable and easy to maintain.
A good way to clean your roller blind is to fully unroll the blind and wipe the material down with a damp cloth. Once you have wiped you blind down, leave it unrolled to allow it to dry.
How to clean Roman blinds
Similar to cleaning a roller blind, a good way to clean your Roman blind is to fully extend it and wipe it down with a damp cloth.
If your Roman blind has harder to remove stains that you need washed off, you can lightly rub the stained spot with a soft cloth and gentle detergent diluted in water.
Always check the manufactures instructions first before cleaning your blinds. If you are unsure as to whether your blinds are suitable for cleaning at home, ask a professional for advice.
Many Roman blinds are lined with a different fabric than that used in the main area of the blind. The best way to clean these blinds is to dry clean them, in case the different fabrics react differently to washing.
If your Roman blinds are machine washable, you can unpick the cords and remove the doweling, this can be a fiddly process. Always remember to seek advice from the blind manufactures first.
How to clean vertical blinds
As already mentioned, a great way to prevent the built up of dirt and debris on your blinds is to vacuum them regularly.
To wash your vertical blinds, unclip them from the track they hang from and lay them out on a clean flat surface and gently wipe down with a damp cloth. In some cases if you have stubborn stains, your vertical blinds can be soaked in a bath. Many vertical blinds are machine washable, but always check with the blind manufacturer first.
How to clean wooden venetian blinds
Cleaning your wooden venetian blinds is quite simple. Gently dust your blinds down with a dry cloth or vacuum them to keep them looking fresh. You may be able to clean your venetian blinds with a gentle wood polish or cleaner, as you would do on other furniture in your home, but do check with the manufacturer first – you do not want to warp the wood used to make you venetians!
How to clean venetian blinds
Gently dust your venetian blinds down with a damp cloth from the centre of each slat out to each edge.
If your venetian blinds are plastic or PVC and need a deeper spring clean, then the blinds can be immersed in a warm bath with a mild detergent. Hang the blinds up somewhere safe to dry off before re-hanging the blinds to their fixtures.
How to clean apex blinds
The most effective way to clean your apex blind is to gently vacuum them using the brush attachment from your vacuum cleaner. Most pleated blinds are made with anti-static fabric to stop dust from settling.
For a deeper clean, your apex blind can be wiped down with a damp cloth but always check with the blind manufacturer before hand.
How to clean pleated blinds
Similar to the apex blind – which is a pleated blind with larger pleat – the best way to clean your pleated blind it to gently vacuum.
For a deeper clean, again, wipe your blind down with a damp cloth but always check with the blind manufacturer beforehand.
How to clean senses roller blinds
Similar to cleaning a roller blind, cleaning a sense roller blind is simple. Fully unroll the blind and wipe the material down with a damp cloth. Once you have wiped you blind down, leave the blind unrolled to allow it to dry.
Don’t forget to check the manufactures instructions first before cleaning your blinds. If you are unsure as to whether your blinds are suitable for cleaning at home, ask for professional advice.