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Essential Information You Need To Know About Maintaining Your Blinds
Once you have purchased a set of our affordable blinds, you want to get the most out of them. One way to increase the lifespan of your beautiful new blinds is to maintain them properly. If you are uncertain about the maintenance of the blinds in your home, be sure to check out the top tips from our experts below.
How Should I Dust Blinds?
One of the maintenance tasks you must regularly perform with your blinds is dusting them. Fortunately, this process is relatively straightforward, as the durable construction of most blinds enable an easy dusting ritual.
To dust your blinds, it is usually recommended to use a simple microfibre cloth. Microfibre is brilliant at picking up dust, but you could also use some of the traditional yellow dust cloths to do the job. If you use a little moisture during this process, microfibre will handle better. If you dust dry, then the cheap yellow dust cloths will do the job too.
In addition to using a dust cloth, you can also use your vacuum cleaner for a regular dusting. However, you should never vacuum without the proper extension piece. So, always attach an upholstery attachment before vacuuming your blinds.
How Do I Clean Wooden Blinds Without Damaging Them?
Out of all the materials blinds can be made of, wooden blinds often pose a bit of a challenge. Wooden blinds in the living room are usually easy to clean, although those hanging in your bathroom or kitchen can get affected by moisture.
Wooden blinds in your kitchen and your bathroom can get some stains from time to time, this can be due to cooking vapours or sink splashes. If you want to remove any stains, use a combination of soapy water and a damp cloth. However, it is important to dry your wooden blinds quickly afterwards, otherwise the wood may start to disform.
How Do I Clean Fabric Blinds Without Damaging Them?
Stain removal from fabric blinds can be the most difficult, as they can get embedded in the material if not treated quickly and appropriately. Before you attempt to remove any staining, it is essential to check the care label, which should still be attached to the blinds.
Most stains on fabric blinds can be removed with a stain remover and a damp microfibre cloth. Before you apply a stain remover though, always test it first. Put a little bit on an inconspicuous area and leave it there to ensure it does not discolour or stain the fabric.
If you are not all that confident about stain removal on fabric blinds, you can always bring your fabric blinds to the local dry cleaner. After all, a professional clean will always give you the best result and it ensures your blinds do not get damaged in the process.
How Do I Clean Vertical Blinds?
Vertical blinds are generally less susceptible to dust, this because they run vertically and are therefore less likely to suffer from the dust accumulation horizontal blinds have. However, this does not mean that vertical blinds should never be cleaned.
The easiest way to clean vertical blinds is once again with a damp cloth. Simply give each of your blinds a little wipe down. It is also recommended to lubricate the winding mechanism of vertical blinds from time to time, this will prevent any problems with opening and closing your blinds in the long run.
Do I Need To Replace All The Blinds When They Get Damaged?
Even if you maintain your blinds on a regular basis, accidents do happen. However, a small problem with the winding mechanism or even the brackets does not mean you have to purchase new blinds all-together. Most of these parts can be purchased separately and are easy to replace, even if you are not that handy.
Of course, there are some reasons why you should replace some blinds. For example, if your blinds have serious discolouration that does not go away with maintenance, or when the slats of your blinds have holes or damage. These are some of the reasons why you should shop for some affordable new blinds from the Spotlight collection.