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Can you clean fabric vertical blinds? The thought of such a task may appear an extremely daunting one, but the reality is that this doesn't need to be the case.
The purpose of this short article is to give you some tips and guidance on the best and easiest way to clean vertical fabric blinds.
For daily cleaning, the easiest way is to use a brush attachment on a vacuum cleaner, and gently vacuum from top to bottom of each blind, to catch all dust.
For deeper periodic cleaning, the following is a simple five step process to keep your blinds looking great all year long. It is likely you will need to complete this process every 6-12 months.
Before we can start the cleaning process, we need to remove the blinds from the holding rail. Carefully unclip or remove in the correct manor dependant on how they are attached. Be careful when stretching up.
Once you have removed the blinds, be sure to dust your rail with a damp cloth to make them nice and clean when you hang them back up later.
Fill a large bucket, sink, or even the bath if easier with warm water - do not use hot water, just warm. Some blinds have glue attachments, and hot water could perish this.
Very carefully and gently, scrub the vertical blinds with a soft sponge or cloth from top to bottom, ensuring you cover all areas of the blind to fully clean.
Do not soak the blinds - this could result in shrinkage to the blinds.
If you hang the vertical blinds when wet, this may result in them stretching. You should never tumble dry them either, as this will damage them for sure!
Lay them on a flat surface to dry. If you have some water spots, gently wipe away with a dry cloth, or use a hair dryer on the lowest setting for very short periods.
Once the blinds are fully dried, you can hang them back on their rail, and your work is complete!
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