The secrets to effectively and economically clean 6 types of window blinds


Have you checked your indoor window blinds yet? If the blind slats have accumulated dust over time or the fabric has become discolored, it's probably time to give them a clean! Curtain blinds can be easily cleaned, dusted, and maintained. Here are some tips for maintaining and caring for your blinds to extend their lifespan and keep them in their original condition.

1. Wash the fabric blinds 

Fabric blinds come in various materials and usually have relatively low maintenance costs. Regularly using a fabric roller will prevent dust buildup. For a deeper clean, vacuum at a low setting with a soft brush attachment.

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Method 1: Soak a mild cleaning solution with water and gently wipe it onto the fabric surface to remove dirt, dab gently to avoid damaging the fabric. 

However, cleaning each spot individually can create a brighter, cleaner spot on the fabric. In that case, you may try method 2.

Method 2: Most fabric blinds can be machine washed, but be sure to read the instructions before washing. Make sure to wash the blinds in cold water, using the gentlest cycle. Also, use a mild detergent to wash delicate fabrics. Avoid direct sunlight and air-dry the fabric blinds evenly until completely dry.

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2. Clean the blinds (roller blinds, rainbow blinds)

Cleaning roller blinds and rainbow blinds requires care and patience to ensure that the blinds remain clean and durable. 

Step 1: With both products, you should use a vacuum cleaner with a soft brush head to remove dirt from the surface. 

Step 2: Mix a little mild dishwashing liquid into warm water. 

Step 3: Use a sponge or soft towel to absorb this solution, wring it out so it's not too wet, and wipe gently from top to bottom. 

Step 4: After cleaning, use a dry towel to wipe the curtain again and let the curtain dry naturally, avoiding direct sunlight to avoid fading.

Thus, your roller blinds and rainbow blinds will always stay clean and new, contributing to creating a comfortable and pleasant living space.

3. Roman blinds

Step 1: To clean Roman blinds, first you need to remove the blinds from the window for easy cleaning. 

Step 2: Use a vacuum cleaner with a soft brush head to remove dust on the curtain surface.

Step 3: Check the curtain's label to see if it's machine washable or needs to be hand washed. 

  • If hand washing, mix warm water with a little mild detergent, then soak the curtain in this solution. Use a soft brush to gently scrub the stains, then rinse with cold water. 
  • If the curtain is machine washable, choose a gentle cycle and use a mild detergent. 

Step 4: After washing, dry the curtain naturally, avoiding direct sunlight to avoid fading. 

Step 5: When the curtain is completely dry, install it on the window. This way, your Roman blinds will always be clean and beautiful.

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4. Clean aluminum blinds

To clean aluminum blinds, refer to the steps below: 

Step 1: Wipe each slat from the edge to the middle to prevent dust from accumulating on the outside. 

Step 2: Lower the curtain until the slats are fully extended, tilt the aluminum slats, then wipe. 

Step 3: Curtains in the kitchen often accumulate grease, so you should use a solution of mild detergent and warm water to moisten a soft cloth and wipe clean. 

Step 4: Let the curtain dry naturally. 

5. Clean wooden blinds

Wooden products should be avoided in areas with high humidity or rain.

Step 1: Use a soft cloth soaked in the solution, wring it dry and gently wipe each wooden slat from top to bottom. Avoid letting wooden blinds soak in too much water for too long as it will warp

Step 2: After cleaning, use a dry cloth to wipe again 

Step 3: Let the curtain dry completely naturally.

In this way, your wooden blinds will always stay clean, shiny and durable, creating a luxurious and cozy living space.

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Note: With all types of blinds, avoid using detergents and ammonia-based products as they can damage or scratch the blinds. For deep cleaning, vacuum gently with a vacuum cleaner.

A quick tip for taking care of your curtains is to use a fabric softener or dry cleaning sheet to reapply your curtains after your curtains have been thoroughly cleaned and dried. This will help repel dust and reduce the frequency of cleaning. It also brings a fresh, clean scent to your home!

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