How To Clean Your Pleated Blinds

August 19th, 2014 in All About Blinds

Regardless of whether your pleated blinds are of the standard window blind variety or the EasiFit conservatory blind variety, they’ll still need a good clean every now and then so we’ve put together this helpful guide for you, to show you how!

Vacuum Cleaning Your Pleated Blinds

As always, keeping your blinds clean on a regular basis is definitely the best way to ensure that they stay looking bright and fresh. You can do this quite easily by using the upholstery brush attachment on your vacuum, just make sure you don’t press against the pleats too hard otherwise you run the risk of wrinkling or ripping the fabric.

Sponge Cleaning Your Pleated Blinds

If your pleated blind has a little more than dust adorning it, you can use a damp sponge- damp, not wet – dipped in lukewarm water to wipe across the pleats. Try not to use any fabric conditioner on the blinds as the material can stain and always remember to work from the top to make sure that you don’t accidentally give yourself twice as much work!

Tackling Marks and Stains

If your blind has suffered a few mishaps and picked up any stains – from splashes of food or drink to oily fingerprints – then warm water and a soft cloth will do the trick. In this instance, it might be easier to remove the blind from the window so you can lay it out and reach it with ease.

You can rehang the blind when it’s completely dry – try patting it down with a towel to speed the process along a little.

And that’s all it takes! Once your blinds are cleaned and looking good as new, we would recommend that you slip them into your cleaning routine- wiping them down with a micro-fibre towel or getting the vacuum on them should do the job nicely.

See our full guide to cleaning your blinds. 

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