Window Treatment Cleaning Tips

Window Treatment Cleaning
Window Treatment Cleaning

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.

For Shades and Blinds

To maintain a like-new appearance for most blinds and shades, regular dusting will do the trick. If you need a deeper cleaning, gently vacuum the fabric with a clean brush attachment or use compressed air for cellular shades. Most aluminum and faux wood blinds can be submerged in lukewarm water in your bathtub. Use a gentle detergent and, with your fingers, gently move the liquid over the slats. Close the blind to rinse and tilt the blind to allow excess water to drain off. You should re-install your blind while it’s still damp, and lower it to let it dry completely. In all cases, you should never submerge the headrail of your window treatment. Typically, the lifting mechanisms housed in the headrail are not designed for moisture.

Dealing With Stains

If you have a stain, you can spot-clean most blinds and shades using a soft cloth or sponge with lukewarm water and perhaps a very mild detergent, but you should never rub the fabric. Rubbing could crease or damage it. For delicate and fine fabrics, you should consult the professionals. To find these cleaning services in your area, you can search the internet or speak with one of our representatives or call Hunter Douglas at 1-888-501-8364 for referrals.

Hunter Douglas Window Treatments in West Bloomfield, Northville 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.

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