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How to Clean Blinds and Shades

Recommended Cleaning Methods

Dusting

Dusting

To maintain a like-new appearance, dust lightly and regularly with a feather duster.

Vacuuming

Vacuuming

For deeper cleaning, lightly vacuum with the upholstery attachment of any vacuum cleaner.

Spot Cleaning

Spot Cleaning

Spot clean with a soft cloth or sponge, a mild detergent and warm water. Blot gently and allow to dry completely. Be careful not to crush or wrinkle fabric shades.

Cleaning InstructionsCellular
Shades
Classic Roman
Shades
Fabric
Blinds
Faux
Wood
Blinds
Horizontal
Blinds
Natural
Shades
Pleated
Shades
Solar/
Roller
Shades
ShuttersSliding
Panels
Soft
Vertical
Blinds
Tailored
Roman
Shades
Vinyl Vertical
Blinds
Wood
Blinds
See Special Cleaning
Instructions Below
                   
Dusting  
Vacuuming
Soil Removal & Spot Cleaning      
Water Immersible                         •*  
Ultrasonic Cleaning                          

* Vinyl vertical vanes only. Fabric vanes may not be immersed in water.

Special Cleaning Instructions

Cellular and Pleated Shades

Dusting and vacuuming are recommened for monthly maintenance.

  • Dusting and vacuuming are recommended for monthly maintenance.
  • Spot clean with mild soap.
  • For deep stains or soil, contact a cleaner from the certified network of ultrasonic cleaners.

For assistance in locating a certified blind cleaner that serves your area, visit blindcleaners.biz or contact Customer Service.

Wood Blinds

For painted and stained finishes, clean with Pledge or other spray polish and a soft cloth. Never use water.

Vertical Blinds

Vinyl vanes may be removed and immersed in water for cleaning. To eliminate static electricity, coat the vanes with a thin layer of mild detergent.

Fabric vanes should not be immersed in water or dry cleaned.

Sheer Enchantment fabrics are steam-pressed in the manufacturing process but may need to be re-steamed or ironed at a low temperature before hanging. Do not steam or iron fabric while it is on the vanes as they will be damaged. Do not put fabric in the dryer. Machine-washable fabric is easy to wash, and there's no need to take down the entire blind to do so!

  • Unsnap the fabric from the vanes and place in wash.
  • Use the gentle cycle, warm water and Woolite® Fine Fabric Wash or other mild laundry detergent. Do not use chlorine bleach.
  • Line dry fabric. Do not put fabric in dryer!
  • If necessary, steam or iron at a low temperature before putting fabric back on vane.
  • Snap fabric back onto the vinyl vanes.