How To Clean Your Roller Blinds

August 3rd, 2014 in All About Blinds

Strong robust and easy to clean, our roller blinds are an excellent choice for your home. But what happens when they get a little dusty or there’s a few water-spots or stains on the fabric? Take a quick look at our cleaning guide to find out the best way to clean your roller blinds and get them looking like new again!

Dusting Your Roller Blinds

Dusting your blinds on a regular basis can stop the build up of unwanted fluff. Rather than remove the blind completely from the window, you can even leave it hanging- lowering it enough so that you can quickly and gently dust off the material. One tip we would give you is not to use one of the fuzzy yellow dusters- these leave trails of fluff across the fabric which kind of defeats the object. A dry cloth will do the job nicely and mean that you’ll be able to keep on top of your blinds maintenance.

How To Clean Polyester Roller Blinds

The majority of the blinds we sell are made from a polyester material. While this is suitable for cleaning, it does require a more gentle touch. For our polyester blinds we recommend that you use either a damp cloth to wipe gently or dab at any stained areas or, believe it or not, biodegradable baby wipes!

It may sound a little strange but baby wipes have proved themselves to be the best cleaning aid for our roller blinds. They’re just damp enough to clean thoroughly without leaving any marks themselves and they don’t use any harmful substances that can damage or stain the fabric.

How To Clean PVC Roller Blinds

Our waterproof roller blinds are virtually indestructible. Not only are they water resistant, they’re also flame retardant, fungal resistant and able to withstand even the most vigorous cleaning.

While this can be extremely useful, it also makes them really, really easy to maintain. Once again, biodegradable baby wipes will do the trick nicely, as will a damp cloth, and you can simply remove the roller from the window to clean the material down. You can even pop them in the bathtub or use the shower head to rinse them off!

And there you have it! Quick and easy tips on how to clean roller blinds, and keep them looking new and fresh for longer.

See our full guide on cleaning blinds, full of handy tips and tricks. 

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9 thoughts on “How To Clean Your Roller Blinds

  1. Hi there. I have the most beautiful, blinds2go, day to night, voile, roller blind in my kitchen. I also have some hyacinths on the widow sill packed with moss. The moss has left a yellow stain on my beautiful blind and I am utterly gutted that this has happened. My fault entirely for having the hyacinths too near to the blind.
    What I’m wanting to know is what, if there’s anything, I can use to remove the stain ?
    My only last minute thought was to replace the whole blind !!!
    Hopefully you have a magic suggestion.
    Kind regards
    Ann Duke

    • Hi Ann, I’m sorry but given that this is a rather specific problem we don’t have any advice for you, sorry. I’ve had a search online and there don’t seem to be many suggestions that relate to your particular problem either, so we aren’t going to be able to provide much help I’m afraid. If you find that you do have to replace the blind then give our sales team a call before you do, as we might be able to help in another way.

  2. Hi there

    We have magic screen blinds in our house, they look a bit ‘grubby’. Please could you let me know how I should clean these?
    I don’t want to have to buy new blinds.


    • Hi there, sorry we didn’t get chance to get back to you sooner, but those are actually waterproof material so are easy enough to wipe-clean using a soft cloth and some gentle detergent.

  3. I’ve had my double roller blinds up for a week and were looking great until a heavy thunderstorm during the heatwave. By the time I got upstairs to shut the windows (38 weeks pregnant) the day blind had rain marks on which I know can’t get out- I’ve tried baby wipes. I’m gutted as they now look awful- what would you suggest?! Thanks

  4. Hi, I have day and night roller blind that is looking a little grubby, please can you tell me the best way to give them a DEEP clean. Is it possible to remove them, and are they suitable to be soaked in water?

    Many thanks,

    • Hi Nicky, the fabric is water resistant so yes, by rights you could soak the fabric in warm (not hot) water and use a soft (must emphasise SOFT) sponge to help remove any marks. Don’t use anything abrasive as the voile parts of the fabric are quite delicate. Hope that helps!

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