05 Apr The Do’s and Don’ts to cleaning your Custom Shades
Pictured above, top down/bottom up cellular shades.
According to Good House Keeping, cellular or honeycomb shades are the easiest to clean. All you need is a vacuum with a dusting brush, and voila! There are other, however, for a more detailed and thorough cleaning.
To clean your cellular shades, you should consider the following:
- Use a vacuum with brush attachment at low suction to gently go over your shades in a horizontal motion.
- Use a damp cloth with mild detergent to blot away any stubborn stains
- Use a can of compressed air or a blow dryer to get in between the cells where dust may be hiding.
- Raise your shades after cleaning to retrain the pleats in case they lose their shape during the process
DO NOT –
- Do Not use a vacuum without the brush attachment
- Do Not use your vacuum at high suction
- Do Not saturate your cellular shades with too much water
- Do Not Scrub the shades harshly
- Do Not spot clean shades in vertical motion
Pictured above, Roman Shades
Solar, Roman, and Roller Shades*
- Use a damp cloth to wipe them down
- Use a blow dryer to gently dry your shades
- Use a feather duster or a lighter clean or touch up
- Use a vacuum with brush attachment
DO NOT –
- Do Not rub away any stains. Blot them.
- Do Not use harsh chemical solvents or harsh soaps and detergents.
*Please keep in mind, window treatments that are made with delicate fabrics such as silk should be cleaned by a professional for optimal results.
Who knew cleaning your shades could be so simple and with just a few minutes per month, you can keep your window treatments looking brand new.
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