Cleaning different types of blindsby Janine, Apr 2023
Blinds are a type of window covering that are commonly used in homes for privacy, light control, and to add a decorative touch to a room. There are several types of blinds, including:
- Venetian blinds: These are the most common type of blinds and consist of horizontal slats that can be adjusted to control the amount of light entering the room.
2. Vertical blinds: These consist of vertical slats that can be rotated to control light and privacy.
3. Roller blinds: These are made of a single piece of fabric that can be rolled up or down to control light and privacy.
4. Roman blinds: These are made of fabric and fold up in horizontal pleats when raised.
5. Cellular/Honeycomb blinds: These have a unique design consisting of honeycomb-shaped cells that trap air to provide insulation, making them energy efficient.
Blinds come in a variety of materials, including wood, faux wood, aluminum, and fabric. They are typically installed inside the window frame, although some styles can be installed outside the frame.
Blinds require regular cleaning to keep them looking their best and functioning properly.
Cleaning your blinds
Cleaning blinds can be a tedious task, but here are some steps you can follow to make it easier:
- Dust the blinds: Use a soft cloth or a feather duster to remove any loose dust or debris from the blinds.
- Use a vacuum cleaner: If there’s a lot of dust build up on the blinds, you can use a vacuum cleaner with a brush attachment to clean them. Close the blinds and gently run the brush over them, starting from the top and working your way down.
- Clean with a microfiber cloth: For more stubborn dirt or grime, dampen a microfiber cloth with a solution of warm water and mild dish soap. Squeeze out any excess water and gently wipe each slat, being careful not to bend or break them.
- Rinse and dry: Once you’ve cleaned each slat, rinse the cloth in clean water and wipe the blinds again to remove any soap residue. Finally, use a dry microfiber cloth to dry the blinds.
- Use a commercial cleaner like this one: If you don’t want to use dish soap, you can also purchase a commercial cleaner specifically designed for blinds. Follow the manufacturer’s instructions on how to use it.
- For Venetian blinds, use a cleaning tool like this one to make the task easier.
Remember to clean your blinds regularly to prevent buildup of dirt and dust.
Or, you could ask your cleaner to add this tedious job to your cleaning schedule instead. Don’t have a cleaner? Enter your postcode below to find your local Well Polished office, or click here to read our blog on how to find a good domestic cleaner.