Window Shade & Blind Care
Purchasing new window shades, blinds or shutters is an investment in your home and your lifestyle. As the Northern Arizona’s premier seller and installer of window shades, blinds and shutters, we want to ensure that your window treatments give you a lifetime of trouble free enjoyment.
The first step to ensuring that your window shades, blinds or shutters offer you years of beauty and problem-free operation is to buy high quality, made in the USA window treatments! When you purchase from Shutters 360 you are ensured exceptional customer service, great products, and reliable installation of 100% USA manufactured window treatments!
Once your quality window treatments are installed, proper cleaning and maintenance will go a long way toward protecting their beauty and their operation. Listed below are some of our manufacturers best tips for properly cleaning and caring for your window shades, blinds and shutters.
The best method for roman shades cleaning is typically using a hand held vacuum to remove dust particles from the fabric and folds. Gentle dusting with a soft, clean, dry feather duster can also be done between vacuuming.
To spot cleaning roman shades, use a soft cloth or sponge moistened with lukewarm water. If necessary for stubborn stains you may add a mild detergent – but always test a hidden area of fabric first. Blot the roman shade gently (do not rub!) to avoid creasing or causing damage or discoloration to the fabric.
Some (not all!) roman shades can also be ironed on a low or low-medium setting. Check your manufacturers instructions before ironing! NEVER iron 100% silk, 100% linen/cotton blend, or 100% cotton fabrics.
The preferred method for cleaning Honeycomb Shades is using a clean, dry feather duster. However, you can also us a vacuum with a brush attachment for deeper cleaning. Here’s a trick: Stubborn dust and debris can also be removed using a hand held hair dryer – make sure it is set at a cool setting to avoid fabric damage.
Spot cleaning of stains and splatters can be done with a soft cloth or sponge moistened with lukewarm water. Add mild detergent for stubborn stains – but always test a hidden corner first! Blot dry gently (do not rub) in order to to avoid creasing the shade.
Always dry moist honeycomb shades in the fully lowered position. And, for significant residue accumulation, you may need to consider professional ultrasonic cleaning.
Roller shades cleaning is can be done with simple dusting or by vacuum attachment, for a deeper clean. Extend the shade fully and gently dust with a soft, clean, dry feather duster. To vacuum, use an appropriate attachments – such as a soft brush attachment.
Spot clean roller shades, using a soft cloth or sponge moistened with lukewarm water – following manufacturer’s instructions. Many roller shade fabrics may be spot cleaned by adding a mild detergent – but always test a hidden area of fabric first. Blot the roller shade gently (never rub!) in order to avoid creasing, damage or discororation of the fabric.
Roller shades should never be ironed to remove creases or wrinkles. Always follow manufacturers instructions when cleaning your roller shades!
You can use a clean, dry feather duster, a soft, clean cloth, or a vacuum with brush attachment to remove dust from your shutters.
For the most thorough clean, wipe the louvers or slats in both the open and closed positions.
Never immerse shutters in water – and do not use chemical solvents or cleaners. These can cause discoloration to the wood, paint or stain – and can even cause the wood to warp. Ultrasonic cleaning is not recommended for shutters.
Some shutter materials (such as Woodlore® Shutters) may be cleaned with a cotton cloth dampened with water. Others should not be moistened.
Always follow the manufacturer’s specific cleaning instructions before using any type of moisture or detergent on your shutters.
Most window blinds can be cleaned with either a feather duster, a soft, clean cloth, or a vacuum with brush attachment.
For the most thorough clean, wipe the blind slats clean while they are in both the open and the closed position. This enables you to clean the front and the back of each slat.
Do not immerse blinds in water – and do not use chemical solvents or cleaners – unless specifically recommended by the manufacturer. These can cause damage, discoloration, and even warping. Ultrasonic cleaning is typically not recommended for blinds.
Some blind materials may be cleaned with a cotton cloth dampened with water. Others should never be moistened. Always follow manufacturer’s cleaning instructions before using any type of moisture or cleaner.