Whether you live in Toronto, Vancouver, Halifax, Montréal, or any Canadian city, keeping your blinds and shades sparkling and clean can be a challenge. Even if you live in a smaller city, dust, exhaust and other pollutants can wreak havoc with your blinds and shades.
You don’t want dust to settle onto your window coverings, as dust in your home can trigger allergies. Dust or dirt also keep your windows from looking their best. If you want to clean your window coverings, use these tips:
1. Curtains and Draperies
Always read the instructions that come with your curtains and draperies to see whether you can clean them in the washing machine or whether they need to be dry-cleaned. Many of the curtains and draperies available from ZebraBlinds.ca are easy to clean.
2. Honeycomb and Roller Shades
Any kind of shades can be washed easily with the soft brush attachment of your vacuum cleaner. Go over the blinds and shades carefully with your vacuum, and then use a cloth to spot treat any areas with stubborn dirt. Be sure to test water and soap on a small spot first, to ensure they don’t affect the fabric.
Most blinds look great with occasional dusting or a quick wipe with a microfiber cloth. Carefully read the directions that come with your blinds for more details about cleaning. If your blinds are thoroughly stained, you may be able to remove them from the window and dip them into solution of water and mild soap before rinsing them clean and hanging them to dry. However, you will not be able to do this with motorized blinds or blinds with any electronic parts. If you have motorized blinds, use a soft cloth and gentle soap to wipe clean.
4. Wood Blinds and Faux Wood Blinds
If you have wood or faux wood blinds, use a duster or microfiber cloth to wipe them clean. You may also be able to use a wood polish on real wood blinds to keep them sparkling. Just test on a small area first to ensure the product doesn’t harm your purchase.
Set up a regular cleaning schedule for your blinds and shades. You’ll find them looking their best if you take care of them regularly and stains are less likely to develop if you clean frequently.
If you’re looking for easy-to-clean blinds, visit ZebraBlinds.ca for a huge selection of window coverings available for customers across Canada. Choosing the right window treatment can help you keep your windows looking even better. ZebraBlinds.ca has a huge selection of styles, options, patterns, and colors so you can find the perfect window treatments to keep your windows looking fabulous all year long. ZebraBlinds.ca also offers free shipping across Canada in addition to our unbeatable prices.