How to Clean Roller Blinds Properly
Cleaning your roller blinds is going to be something you’ll probably want to do on a fairly regular basis if you’re at all houseproud. After all, when the sun shines through them, it’s likely to show up any serious marks, especially if you have a light fabric, while they’re also prone to accumulating dust and fingerprint marks.
Thankfully, keeping roller blinds clean is a relatively straightforward operation – for a regular clean, you don’t even need to take them down. Let’s take a closer look at the steps required.
Extend the blind
Hopefully, it should be fairly evident that it’s going to be a lot easier to clean your blind with it extended! So pull it down as far as it will go, revealing as much of the fabric as possible.
Vacuum the blind
You can get rid of any dust and other bits and pieces or debris that might have become attached since the last clean by using your vacuum cleaner. Use the brush attachment and start from the top, so that any pieces that become dislodged and reattach themselves further down the blind will be removed later. It’s important that you do the vacuuming before any washing or wiping, otherwise you’ll probably only be moving dirt about rather than doing any actual cleaning.
Wipe the blind clean
Fill a bowl with some warm water and a small amount of gentle dishwashing detergent – don’t use any harsh chemicals or bleach, because they will discolour your blinds. Using a soft cloth or sponge, soak it in the water, remove as much excess water as you can and then gently wipe the fabric of the blind, again starting at the top and working your way down. Rinse your cloth or sponge regularly to keep it as clean as possible as you go.
If there are any stubborn stains, try using a fabric stain remover, being sure to closely follow the manufacturer’s instructions. Once you’re happy, leave the blind fully extended until it is completely dry. That shouldn’t take long, as you shouldn’t have applied too much water and there aren’t many better places to dry fabric than by hanging it in the window!
When it comes to cleaning your blinds, always follow the manufacturer’s guidance and remember to read the label on any cleaning products for directions on usage before using them on your roller blind.
For the very best advice on anything to do with roller blinds – or indeed any of the other types of blinds or shutters we sell at Solo Blinds, call our friendly team today. We cover the areas around Ashington, Blyth, Cramlington and Morpeth.