Sunday, October 19, 2008

How To Clean Blinds

Blinds are easy to clean but remember to apply proper cleaning depending on the type of blinds you have. Here are some tips about cleaning Horizontal Blinds and Vertical Blinds made from different materials.

Vinyl - The most common type of blinds is made of vinyl. Vinyl is easy to clean because you can simply use a soft, clean cloth to wipe off the dust. You can also use a sponge and mild cleaning agent if desired.

Wood - Be extra careful with wooden blinds. Use soft cloth to dust off accumulated dust. Do not use strong cleaning agents because it might scrape off wooden surface.

Fabric - There are many beautiful fabric shades in the market today. You can choose any fabric to match or accent your room decor. I even saw fabrics with cute designs that would be great for a child's room. Fabric shades are best cleaned using a vacuum cleaner. You can also use a damp cloth dipped in lukewarm water. In case of stains, you can spot clean the area using a very mild cleaning agent.

Bamboo – This is the type of blinds we have at in our TV room. You can use a damp terry cloth and mild cleaning agent to scrub the bamboo shades. If possible bring it down for proper scrubbing. Let it air dry.

** Courtesy of Payless Decor **

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