Special care must be taken in the cleaning and maintenance of vertical blinds. Although they are not as durable as the blinds made of PVC or aluminum, they can last just as long. The cost of fabric vertical blinds is significantly different from the standard type, so a concerted effort should be made in keeping them nice and aesthetically beautiful.
Why fabric vertical blinds?
These types of blinds are very fashionable and come in a variety of shapes, styles and colors that will help to enhance your décor. There are many types to choose from and they can be customized for any size window.
How do I clean fabric vertical blinds?
The process is simple:
- If your vertical blinds are washable, fill the bathtub with at least 6 inches of warm water with a dash of detergent. Close the blinds and remove the slats, laying them flat on the water. Let the blinds soak for 30 t0 45 minutes, using your hand to lightly rub away dirt. Once cleaned, rinse the slats in cool water at least two times. Lay the pieces out to dry. Re-hang the blinds and let them air dry for at least 45 minutes.
If your blinds are the non-washable kind, you can still clean and maintain their beauty. Here are a few tips:
- Clean the slats with a small round bristled brush to sweep away dirt.
- Vacuum the blinds at least once a month using the wand tool form a success.
- For spots that need additional cleaning, lightly clean the spot with a damp cloth with dry cleaner’s spot removal. Test the spot prior to using the cleaner.
How do I maintain the blinds after cleaning?
Be proactive in the maintenance. Do not bend your blinds. Make sure they are correctly placed and hung, and incorporating these quick cleaning tips into your schedule will make all the difference.
The upkeep for fabric vertical blinds is not hard – you just have to commit to the maintenance. Take the time to choose the fabric blinds that will work for you. For more information on how to clean and maintain fabric vertical blinds, contact Arjay’s Window Fashions, a trusted source in window treatments and design.