Instead of using aluminum, vinyl, or natural materials such as grass, bamboo, or wood, why don’t you try out blinds that are made using fabric. There are a number of benefits to using them.
For example, the fabric is matchless in its selection of designs, textures, and colors. You should have a good shot at finding the perfect design or color. Second, they tolerate wet conditions with relative ease.
So, they work wonderfully in rooms constantly exposed to high moisture levels, such as the bathroom or kitchen. Finally, they only require a little effort to maintain and clean, so they’re ideal for high-traffic areas.
Fabric blinds are more fragile than their sturdier counterparts made of metal, vinyl, or wood. During production, they are coated to keep dust and moisture away, but they still need to be cleaned often.
Steps to cleaning your fabric blinds well
Cleaning your fabric blinds is simple with the right tools and cleaning products.
Get the Necessary Materials
In order to begin, you’ll require some equipment. You’ll need these items in order to clean your fabric blinds:
- Bicarbonate of soda
- Lukewarm water
- Microfiber cloths
- Dishwashing liquid
- A bath mug
- A vacuum cleaner with upholstery brush attachments and an extension hose
First, pull down the blinds all the way. If you want to reach all the corners and crevices, you should tilt the slats to expose the most fabric.
After taking down the blinds and exposing the fabric, use the upholstery to vacuum it. You can use a microfiber cloth to dust and wipe the blinds without a vacuum cleaner.
To begin, sweep up as much dirt and debris as you can. It’s best to clean both sides of the blinds at once, so flip them over after you’re done with one.
Too much force when vacuuming or wiping the blinds can cause harm to the fabric. Move the blinds in long, sweeping motions from top to bottom, and secure them by holding them at the bottom.
A second option is to take down the blinds from their strings and place them on a flat surface for dusting.
Get the cleaner ready
Put some bath salts in the mug and fill the other two cups with warm water. To create a cleaning solution, add a few drops of dishwashing liquid. Do not use more than a quarter of a teaspoon of dishwashing liquid. Mix the liquid soap well by stirring the mixture.
Spot and clean up stains
Check the blinds for stains once you’ve finished dusting them. Insect droppings, dirty hands, splattered food, etc. are all potential causes of such stains. Think up a plan for cleaning up each of these places individually.
Soak the microfiber cloth in the cleaning agent and wring it out to make it damp. Putting one hand behind the area you want to clean will make it easier to clean. Dab the stain carefully with your free hand.
Scrape in circular strokes rather than straight lines to remove the stain without damaging the blinds. If the stain is particularly stubborn, consider using bicarbonate of soda to help remove it. Bicarbonate of soda acts as a mild abrasive and will do a fantastic job of eliminating stains.
After waiting, rinse another microfiber cloth in normal water and wring it out. Wipe the spot-cleaned area with a damp towel to avoid discoloration.
Allow the blinds to air dry
Leave the blinds open and let the fabric dry in the air. Avoid the temptation of using a hair dryer or a heater to hurry things along. The best you can do is turn on the fan to increase ventilation.
How do you clean fabric blinds without removing them?
- Damp cloth
- Lint roller
- Hair dryer (optional)
- Vacuum cleaner with a brush attachment
- Feather duster
How to do it:
- Use a vacuum with a brush attachment to clean your fabric blinds. Any dust and dirt on the surface will be wiped away.
- Use a feather duster or lint roller to get rid of the last of the dust. Cleaning up pet hair with a lint roller is another useful application.
- If there are any stains, use a cloth wet with water and mild soap to remove them. To avoid damaging the fabric, dab and pat the spots instead of rubbing them.
- Once the stains have been removed, let the blinds air dry or use a hair dryer on a low setting.
You probably already have the equipment you need to clean your fabric blinds. Be cautious when dealing with tough stains to minimize any permanent damage to your blinds. Also, always test a tiny, inconspicuous area first.
How do you clean blinds with caked on dust?
Maintain their upright position by thoroughly vacuuming the blinds from top to bottom. Remove stubborn caked on dust with warm water and dish soap.
You can also use a soft paintbrush or feather duster to get rid of dust. Vertical, aluminum, and wood blinds all benefit from this technique.
It might be difficult to determine the best method for cleaning the blinds. Blinds of various materials may require different cleaning procedures, whether made of wood, fabric, or another material. You can use the following guidelines for cleaning your blinds, regardless of the material they are made of:
- First, avoid letting moisture sit on the blinds since this can lead to the growth of mold, which is extremely difficult to get rid of.
- Make sure you use a clean, damp cloth to wipe down the blinds instead of something drenched to the gills. Doing so will give you a better hold on the blinds. This allows you to wipe away dirt and dust easily.
- Lastly, it’s recommended that you give your blinds a quick wipe down once a week and a thorough cleaning once a month. Because of this, they will be able to maintain their peak performance.
Now your blinds are looking neat
After vacuuming, you can remove your fabric blinds and wash them in a large basin or a bathtub with lukewarm, soapy water if they are filthy.
Using a sponge, you can get the dirt out of the nooks and crannies where it may have settled. Hang the blinds to dry in the shade after you’ve wiped them down with a dry towel.