How to clean your window treatments

How to clean your window treatments

Tags: Maintenance, Guides, Tips,

Spring cleaning is a good thing, but some methods can do more harm than good! We share our do’s and don’ts for cleaning your window treatments in this article.

Curtains and blinds may not be the first thing you think about when cleaning your home, but regular maintenance can extend your product’s life and keep your window coverings in top condition.

Read on for our advice on the best way to clean each type of window treatment.

Blockout roller blind above a kitchen sink

Roller blinds

Do:

    Gently wipe your blinds clean with a damp cloth, or soapy cloth where there are greasy marks.
    Allow the blinds to fully dry before rolling them back up.

Don’t:

    Use any chemicals other than a little neutral soap.
    Immerse any part of the roller blind in water.

Wide white shutter in window above a bed

Shutters

Do:

    Remove dust using a feather duster, compressed air or brush attachment on your vacuum.
    Seasonally wipe shutters down with a damp cloth.

Don’t:

    Scrub or use solvents/abrasive substances, as this can damage the slat coating.

Light-filtering honeycomb blinds and curtains in a lounge room

Honeycomb blinds

Do:

    Keep clean by lightly using a feather duster.
    If using a vacuum, use the brush attachment and sweep both sides of the blind without applying any pressure.
    For spot cleaning use a soft cloth or sponge with warm water - blot gently and dry completely.

Don’t:

    Crush or wrinkle the blinds.

Venetian blind in a kids bedroom

Venetian blinds

Do:

    Remove dust using a feather duster, compressed air or brush attachment on your vacuum.
    When it’s time for spring cleaning, wipe down your blinds with a damp cloth.

Don’t:

    Scrub or use solvents/abrasive substances, as this can damage the slat coating.

Bedroom with a green wall and beige curtains

Curtains

Do:

    Seasonally clean using the upholstery attachment on your vacuum cleaner to remove dust.
    Take care when vacuuming not to catch the hem of your curtains with the vacuum.

Don’t:

    Wash or dry clean your curtains before checking fabric care instructions - some fabrics can shrink or stretch.

Regular and careful vacuuming is normally sufficient to keep your curtains in tip-top condition. If a deeper clean is required, please contact us for care and maintenance advice specific to your type of fabric

We often recommend silicone-backed lining for curtains as this is easy to wipe clean with a damp cloth (great if you have windows prone to moisture).

Need window treatment advice? Browse our blog for more great info or contact one of our friendly team today.