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Cleaning and Maintenance

Once your new blinds are fitted you can keep them looking great and working perfectly with a short and simple cleaning and maintenance routine.

General cleaning and maintenance tips for all blinds:

•    Do not allow moisture to settle on blinds
•    Wipe with a clean, damp cloth
•    Do not use detergent or cleaning products
•    Do not oil or lubricate any part of the blind mechanism
•    Ensure adequate ventilation in the room to prevent mould forming

Pleated blinds:

'Bunch' (compress the blind in the open position) overnight at least once every two weeks to retain crispness in the pleats.

Vertical blinds:

Vacuum the louvres using an upholstery attachment. Fabrics may be washed by hand or on a gentle cycle in the machine if required.

Roman blinds:

Vacuum using the upholstery tool. Fabrics, except blackout blinds, can often be dry-cleaned. If you decide to do this, be sure you take note of how the cords are threaded, and remove the rods and bottom bar carefully to release the fabric.

Roller blinds:

Dust as required, or use a mild laundry detergent to clean stains. A sponge should remove the worst of the dirt, but an old soft toothbrush can also work on stubborn marks. 

Venetian blinds:

Dust with a dry or damp cloth, taking care not to bend the slats by applying too much pressure. A mild detergent may be used if the blinds get very dirty.

Wood blinds: 

Clean with a slightly damp, lint-free cloth.

Pleated blinds:

Clean using a dry duster. A hairdryer can be used to blow debris off the pleats.

If you find that your blind is not working smoothly, contact us for advice on how you can rectify the issue. Occasionally, parts may need to be replaced – we can order these for you and explain how to fit them.