Roller blinds are simple yet elegant window treatments which can fit in almost every décor. If you’re blinds are looking old and tired, before replacing your blinds, we recommend trying to clean them as best as you can. Cleaning roller blinds involves different methods which depend mostly on the kind of material they are made of. The following steps below are cleaning procedures for roller blinds which have materials that can be soaked in water. However, if your blinds are made of materials that are not advisable to be saturated with water, the safest cleaning option for them is spot cleaning.
- Mild laundry cleaner
- Bleach solution
- Soft cloth or sponge
- Old/Used toothbrush
- Vacuum cleaner with brush attachment
- Bath tub
- Drying rack
- Warm water
Steps in Cleaning the Blinds:
Regular Cleaning & Spot Cleaning
Do not take blinds down. Unroll the entire blind.
Depending on the fabric of your roller blinds:
Use a damp, soft cloth if your blinds are made of waterproof material
Use the brush/upholstery attachment on your vacuum cleaner if your blinds are not waterproof
Go over entire blind, using either method. If you used the damp cloth, wait for the blinds to dry before opening them again.
For spot cleaning, use either an all-purpose spray and wipe, or a mild laundry stain spray. Spray the spot and use a dry cloth to dap the area. Do not scrub the area, and this may cause damage to the material.
Gently remove the blind from the bracket. Give Westcoast Blinds WA a quick call if you are unsure of how to do this.
Fill your bathtub with warm water. Put 2-3 caps of liquid laundry detergent in the bath. Gently unfurl your blind on its roll, so there is a gap between each layer of the rolled blind to let the water in. Put your blind in the bathtub for 1-2 hours. Spot clean any areas necessary. Let out the water, rise the blind with buckets of clean water or your shower head.
Unfurl the blind entirely. Lay the blind to dry over a clothes horse or a sturdy clothes line. Wait until it is completely dry. Reroll the blind and place it back in the bracket.
Tips and Other Ideas:
If your blinds are coloured, you can use colour-safe bleach for additional cleaning power. Do not use harsh cleaner solution for your fabric as it can damage the material. To avoid major dirt and stain build ups, clean your roller blinds regularly.