How To Clean Your Roller Blinds
During a spring clean, many homeowners often forget about their window coverings – however, blinds can harbour a great deal of dirt and dust which can impact their overall finish. As such, cleaning your blinds regularly will ensure they stay looking their best for longer.
Take a look at our simple step-by-step instructions on how to clean your roller blinds to get them looking brand new!
The cleaning process will depend on how long you have had your blinds for and just how dirty they are. If you’ve never cleaned them before and you’ve had them for years, we would recommend you remove the blinds in order to give them a thorough clean. Please take great care when doing this, as you don’t want the fitting coming loose from the wall.
If your blinds are new but there are visible specks of dirt, spot cleaning with a damp cloth is the way to go. You may also find that the material of your blind should not be submerged in water, so we recommend using a tablespoon of baking powder mixed in with lukewarm water to help lift those tough stains. Use a cloth or old toothbrush and wipe/brush in one direction for the best results.
Top Tip: only add bleach on white blinds, you don’t want to discolour your favourite blinds!
You Will Need:
– Bleach (optional)
– Drying rack or washing line
– Mild laundry detergent
– Sponge or cloth
– Vacuum with small brush attachments
– Warm water
How To: Thoroughly Clean Roller Blinds
Remove blinds from the roller and extend flat on the floor.
Vacuum your blinds on both sides using a brush tool. This will pick up layers of dust and cobwebs that may prove difficult to remove once submerged in water.
Half fill the bath with lukewarm water, adding 2-3 tablespoons of laundry detergent. Stir the water and get a good soapy mix ready for your blinds. (For white blinds you may add 1 tablespoon of bleach for a pristine finish)
Place the blinds in the water and allow to soak up to an hour. In this time the grime will loosen up for an easier removal.
Using the soft side of a sponge, wipe away the remaining dirt. Once satisfied with your blinds, drain the water completely and add clean water to rinse off any residue.
(If you’re stuck with a stubborn stain then use an old toothbrush and scrub gently)
Hang up on a washing line or drying rack and wait until they’re completely dry.
Pop your blinds back onto the roller and they should be as good as new!
Top Tip: avoid doing this too often by vacuuming your blinds on a regular basis, this will reduce a buildup of dust.
Kingston Blinds take great pride in their services and hope to provide you with all you need to know on keeping your blinds looking as good as the day they were installed! For more information on your roller blinds, please contact an expert who will happily help you today.