We might still be getting little spurts of winter, but spring is really just around the corner! That means it’s time to prep homes for the season. At Windows, Walls & More here in West Bloomfield, we have a few things to consider as you start your springtime prep. Read on for more! [Read more…]
Window Treatment Cleaning Tips
At Windows, Walls & More here in West Bloomfield, we frequently hear from our customers that they don’t clean their window treatments because they are afraid they’ll make a mistake and ruin them. We’re here to tell you that, with many types of window treatments, everyday cleaning—and even taking care of some stains—can be easy and rewarding. Read on for some tips, or, if you have a specific question, speak with one of our representatives for some advice. [Read more…]
How to Keep Your Silhouette® Window Shades Looking Like New
Many of our customers want to know the best ways to clean their Hunter Douglas Silhouette window shades. At Windows, Walls & More here in West Bloomfield, we’re happy to share some cleaning tips.
Hunter Douglas Window Treatment Design
All Hunter Douglas window treatments are designed for easy care and cleaning. The fabric of the Silhouette shades has been treated with a proprietary process that optimally repels dust, soil, and stains. For everyday cleaning of your Silhouette window shadings, simply lightly dust with them with a gentle cloth or feather duster. For a deeper cleaning, try gently vacuuming your shades with the brush attachment that comes with most vacuums. To clean in between the vanes, use compressed air a hair dryer set on cool. If you need to spot-clean a specific area, use a soft cloth or sponge moistened with lukewarm water. If necessary, add mild detergent and gently blot the fabric. Never rub, and avoid creasing the shade’s fabric. If you do spot-clean your shade, that area may appear cleaner than the rest of the shade.
We also recommend Professional ultrasonic cleaning, which is best for shades that are heavily soiled. The process includes dipping the shade into a tank of warm water and mild detergent and then applying sound waves to clean the fabric. Finally, you could try Injection/extraction cleaning system, in which a cleaning solution is injected into the fabric and then is immediately extracted as dirty solution. This service is usually done in the home, so there is no need to remove the shade from the window.
A Final Tip
If your shade gets wrinkled, you can steam the wrinkles out. A hand-held travel-size steamer that provides continuous steam works perfect.
Silhouette Shades in Farmington Hills, MI
Windows, Walls & More was established in 1977 and has become the leader in window treatments and window treatment motorization, as well as wallpaper, interior design and more. With a beautiful Hunter Douglas Gallery showroom in West Bloomfield, Windows, Walls & More serves West Bloomfield and the surrounding areas, including Franklin, Livonia, Birmingham, Farmington Hills, Bloomfield Hills, Commerce Township, Northville and Novi.
Stop by our Hunter Douglas Gallery to see our many functional window covering displays. For more information, or to schedule your free in-store consultation, give us a call today at 248-661-3840.
Blind and Shade Repair
At Windows, Walls, and More, serving the greater Bloomfield Hills area, we’re proud to be a Hunter Douglas Authorized Service Center. Our experienced staff can repair your window coverings quickly and professionally.
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We have hundreds of parts in-stock, along with paper Redi-shades to cover up your windows while you wait for your repair.
Hunter Douglas Repair FAQs
Here are some frequently asked questions about our blind and shade repair services: [Read more…]
Hunter Douglas Luminette Privacy Sheers
Do you like the look of drapes, but need the light control of shades? Luminette Privacy Sheers from Hunter Douglas are the answer for you! These beautiful sheers feature translucent fabric facings and rotating soft fabric vanes so you have complete control over light and privacy. We frequently install Luminette sheers for large windows, sliding glass doors, French doors, and walls of windows.
Luminette sheers really do give you the best of both worlds, and they can be used in any décor. The Luminette line of sheers come in a variety of design options, including seven sheer face fabrics in beautiful textures and colors. In total, Luminette sheers are available in over 70 color, texture, and design combinations. Our window treatment specialists can help you find exactly the right combination to work for you. [Read more…]