How To Clean Roller Blinds: The Complete Maintenance Guide

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  • by Blinds in Harmony
  • Mar 28, 2022
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Your Guide To Cleaning Roller Blinds

Window coverings are a necessary part of any room, and roller blinds are one of the most popular options. They provide privacy and insulation and can be customised to fit any style. Plus, they are low maintenance, durable and affordable – what’s not to love?

That said, like all window coverings, roller blinds require regular cleaning to look their best. In this guide, we will walk you through the complete process of cleaning your roller blinds. We’ll go through how to clean the fabric, and how to clean roller blinds – whether it’s a simple routine clean or removing mould and difficult stains.

Routine Roller Blind Cleaning

The best way to keep your roller blinds looking good is to clean them regularly. Ideally, they should be cleaned every two weeks. However, if you live in a particularly dusty or dirty environment, it may be necessary to clean them more often.

To clean your roller blinds:

  • Open the window coverings all the way (either on the window or on a work surface if you choose to detach them)
  • Vacuum the blinds with a soft brush attachment
  • Wipe down the blinds with a microfibre cloth
  • Repeat on the other side

If your roller blinds are particularly dirty, you may need to use a mild cleaning solution. Apply the solution to a microfibre cloth and wipe down the blinds. Rinse with clean water on a cloth or sponge and dry with a towel.

Removing Stains

Stains can be removed by using a mild cleaning solution (or soap and water) and a microfibre cloth. Work the solution into the stain and then rinse with clean water. Dry with a towel.

If the stain is still visible, you may need to use a more powerful cleaning solution. Be sure to test the solution on an inconspicuous area of the blinds first to make sure it doesn’t damage the fabric. Always read the cleaning solution label and follow the instructions carefully.

Additionally, you could use a toothbrush or soft brush to gently scrub the stain and remove grime and dirt that may be embedded in the fabric.

Mould Removal

Mould spores can easily accumulate on the surface of your roller blinds and, if left untreated, can cause health problems. To get rid of any mould spores, you can use a fabric-safe mould cleaning product. Be sure to test the product on a hidden area first, and rinse off the solution afterwards or it could damage your blinds.

To prevent mould from developing in the first place, make sure to keep your roller blinds clean and dry. Also make sure to open your windows as often as possible to allow air circulation. If you live in a humid environment, consider using a dehumidifier to help control the moisture levels in your home.

Now you know how to clean roller blinds. Keep this guide handy for when you need to give them a quick clean or tackle a tough stain. And remember, you are welcome to contact us if you have further questions.


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