Roller shades, vertical or horizontal, are an excellent choice for window dressing as well as helping to maintain privacy day and night.
But maintaining and cleaning blinds is more complicated than washing simple curtains. Curiosity Insight, therefore, presents you with some useful tips and tricks for cleaning blinds of all kinds.
1. How to clean a roller blind?
The roller blind is very popular and will remain so for a very long time, especially as the day and night blind is increasing its popularity. But here’s the question, how do you clean a roller blind?
To clean a fabric roller blind (day-night type for example):
- To remove dust and dirt on the surface, you can use the vacuum cleaner with a flexible and soft bristle nozzle so as not to damage the fabric blind. On the other hand, make sure that the end cap is clean, very clean so as not to leave marks on the awning.
- To remove stains, you can use a soft, soft brush to clean the blind. A little lukewarm water with detergent is sufficient to clean a fabric day night roller blind.
Be careful to use a soft, soft brush only so as not to damage, scratch, or puncture the fabric blind.
Do you have a hand vacuum at home?
Rather than taking out the central vacuum, you can use a hand vacuum to clean and remove dust from fabric, canvas, wood, PVC, or other material blinds.
2. Clean the blinds with soapy water
Are you looking for the best solution to wash Venetian blinds or other blinds with aluminum or PVC slats? If you notice dirt, dust, and stains on PVC or aluminum blinds, soapy water is the solution to clean everything.
Simply soapy water!
You need to use a cloth, a soft brush, or a sponge with lukewarm, slightly soapy water to start cleaning the blinds. You can also remove the blind from the window and let it soak in the tub with lukewarm soapy water.
It is essential to use cold or lukewarm water only because water that is too hot can damage the slats of aluminum, PVC, or other delicate material.
3. Dust a blind with a hairdryer
To avoid spreading dirt and dust on the slats of the blinds with a line or a brush, for example, you can instead use a hairdryer.
And yes, unlike the vacuum cleaner which can suck dust on the blinds, the hairdryer will remove and push the dust and dirt away from the slats. The advantage of the hairdryer is that there is no contact with the slats, so there is no danger of staining the blinds even more.
So if you’re thinking about temporary dusting instead, the warm air from the blow dryer will be enough for quick, last-minute cleaning of vertical or horizontal blinds.
The hairdryer is an efficient and quick trick to dust the slats of aluminum and PVC blinds.
4. Clean blinds with wooden slats
Both wood blinds will benefit from being cleaned using a feather duster or a slightly damp microfiber cloth. If you want to dust off the wood slats, then the duster is more than adequate.
Use a microfiber cloth to remove dust!
If not against you want to dust and clean the wood slats, then a microfiber cloth with slightly soapy water is a good idea. Of course, you can also use the vacuum cleaner or the hairdryer (set to cold air) to remove dust from the blinds quickly.
5. Clean and maintain a Roman blind
Do you have roman blinds at home? This type of fabric blind is elementary to maintain. Most of the time, the fabric is attached with a “Velcro” style tape or hook and loop if you prefer.
So remove it and read the cleaning instructions to clean everything in the washing machine, quite simply. It is still necessary to check the type of fabric used for the Roman shade so as not to damage it during cleaning in the washing machine.
If you don’t want to risk damaging the curtain fabric in the machine, then why not just hand wash the curtain, right in the tub.
6. Recipe for water and vinegar for cleaning blinds
If you like to test grandma’s recipes, here is one for cleaning aluminum or PVC slats made from white vinegar.
- Mix 2 cups of water with 1/2 cup of vinegar in a spray bottle
- Spray the solution on a microfiber cloth or directly on the blind slats and clean well
- Use another soft, dry cloth to dry and polish the coverslips.
You can use vinegar for a multitude of household chores around the house. It’s a 100% natural super cleanse!
8. The magic of fabric softener sheets
Another excellent trick to remove and prevent dust on the slats of blinds is the fabric softener sheet… Yes, yes, it works very well!
Rub the blind slats with a fabric softener!
You can prevent the accumulation of dust on your blinds and greatly facilitate the next cleaning operation by rubbing the slats one by one with a sheet of fabric softener. This will prevent static and keep dust away from your blinds.
A real dust barrier!
You can also use the fabric softener sheets to prevent dust from getting on the TV screen, computer screen, tablet screen, or even the phone.
9. Quick cleaning of blinds
If you want a routine cleaning, so less depth than a significant cleaning, you can get a special small brush—this microfiber brush for quickly cleaning and dusting blinds.
Indeed, the brush is specially designed for dusting blinds but also ventilation hatch in the house and the car.