How to Clean Window Treatments

Posted on: March 17, 2014
Tags: Maintenance

Tips on Keeping Your Window Treatments Clean and Beautiful

Your window treatments provide much more than privacy and light control they help protect floors and furniture from harmful UV rays. We have composed a list of tips to help you keep your window treatments beautiful.

Fabric Window Treatments

  • Have your fabric window treatments dry-cleaned every 5-7 years. Do not machine wash your fabric window treatments, unless you consulted with the manufacture. We use Designer Fabrics for our custom window treatments and these fabrics are not pre-shrunk. Therefore, machine-washing these fabrics would be disastrous.
  • Fabric window treatments that are 100% polyester can be machine washed, but please call for instructions if you plan to wash them yourself. 
  • To help keep your fabric window treatments cleaned in between dry-cleaning visits you can lightly dust your fabric treatment by running a vacuum hose over the fabric. To avoid any damage to your fabrics, we recommend consulting the manufacture and/or a specialist.
  • Avoid spraying window cleaners on your window treatments. The chemicals can discolor your fabric window treatments as well as your blinds, shades and shutters. 

Blinds, Verticals, Shades, Etc.

  • Have your blinds, verticals, shades, etc. cleaned in an ultrasonic cleaner every 3-5 years. The ultrasonic cleaning tank gently cleans any type of blinds (wood or aluminum) or shades (pleated, cellular and roll shades) as well as verticals and woven woods.
  • To help keep your shading systems cleaned in between ultrasonic cleaning you can also run a vacuum hose over the shades. Shading systems like woven woods shades, cellular shades, and honeycomb shades can be vacuumed.
  • To keep shading systems like Silhouettes & Luminettes free of dust you can use a blow dryer on a cool setting to blow off dust or debris. The blow dryer must be on the cool setting. Do not use a vacuum cleaner on these products.
  • Reducing the static on your blinds will help keep your blinds clean longer. To help reduce the amount of static on your blinds you can use a swifter sheet. Do not use a dryer sheet on your blinds to try and help reduce the static electricity because it will damage the surface by leaving scratches. 
  • Avoid spraying window cleaners on your window treatments. The chemicals can discolor your fabric window treatments as well as your blinds, shades and shutters. 

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