If you’ve invested in shades for Colorado Springs homes, you’ll want them to look good for years to come. Keeping your shades nice requires a few minutes each week and an occasional deep clean. Do this regularly and you’ll be happy with your investment for the long haul.
Learn How to Properly Clean Your Shades in Colorado Springs
Cleaning is the most important task to keep your shades in great condition. Take a few minutes to learn how to clean the type of shades you own. With the right tools, cleaning doesn’t have to take a lot of time.
As with all wood products, avoid moisture. Use a microfiber cloth designed for cleaning wood surfaces and dust them weekly. Buy a wood cleaner for a deeper clean as needed.
Faux Wood Shades
A weekly dust brush from the vacuum will work wonders with keeping these shades clean. If they have grease and grime, use vinegar with a microfiber cloth or rag to wipe down each individual slat. You’ll probably only need to do this a couple times each year.
Dust with a vacuum brush weekly. Most likely, they’ll need a deep clean once or twice a year. A cool blow dryer can help get rid of dust and bugs that get caught inside honeycomb shades.
For a deep clean, check the manufacturer instructions. Some fabrics may need to be dry cleaned. This should be done by someone who specializes in cleaning window treatments.
Fabric Vertical Shades
Close these shades and vacuum them with a vacuum brush. If spot cleaning is needed, take the shades down and spot clean them with a sponge and cleaner (dish soap or upholstery cleaner).
Vinyl and Aluminum Mini Blinds
Like the others, you can vacuum these regularly to keep the dust away. For a deeper clean, you have a couple options:
- Spot clean them one by one with a microfiber cloth and cleaning solution.
- Annually, take them down and soak them in a bathtub to scrub off dirt and grime. If you do this once a year, your blinds will stay looking fresh and new!
The best way to lessen the decay that comes with dirt (and limit your time spent cleaning) is to prevent dust in the first place. Do this by regularly changing your HVAC filters and cleaning your ceiling fans. Also, curtains may minimize the amount of dust that settles on shades in Colorado Springs homes.
Is it time for new shades in your home? Get in touch to discuss the right shades for your home. Visit our showroom and choose from a wide selection of shades in Colorado Springs.