How to clean blinds and window coverings:
Regina Window Treatments are both decorative and functional – they add to the protection of furniture and hardwood floors to prevent fading—as well as giving much needed privacy control. All types of window treatments should be dusted monthly. Deep-cleaning treatments depend on the type of material you're cleaning. Read Below for all kinds of cleaning tips!
Fabric Shades: Clean by using the soft brush nozzle on your vacuum you can dust fabric blinds. Keep the vacuum setting on low suction.
Fabric Vertical Blinds: Close blinds so they lie flat. Dust with the dust-brush tool on the vacuum (set on low suction). To spot clean, take down the slat and lay it on a flat surface. Blot the stain with a sponge dampened with mild dishwashing liquid and tepid water. Treat heavy stains with a commercial upholstery cleaner (test on an inconspicuous spot). FABRIC VANES: Dust or vacuum with an upholstery attachment. For soil removal, sponge with a mild detergent and warm water solution (or dry fabric cleaner) and blot dry. Do not immerse in water or dry clean.
Cellular/Honeycomb Shades are easy to keep looking fresh and new for years. Regular dusting with a feather duster is recommended. When necessary, fabric can be lightly vacuumed with a brush attachment. If the cellular shades become soiled with topical dirt (i.e. dirt that is resting on the surface of the fabric), we recommend that the shade be spot cleaned using a soft rag or sponge, with a mild detergent and warm water. Do not use strong detergents or spot removers. Extra care should be used when cleaning Cocoon fabric as the fabric could be permanently creased.
Dry cleaning is not recommended and is not covered by warranty.
Metal and Vinyl Venetian and Vertical Blinds: For regular cleanings close blinds so they lie flat. Moving from top down, dust with a feather duster, lamb's-wool duster, barely damp soft cloth, or the dust-brush tool on the vacuum (set on low suction). Close them in the opposite direction and repeat. For a deep cleaning wipe each slat individually with a cloth dampened with warm water and mild clear dishwashing liquid. Never use abrasive cleaners, which will damage the finish. The slats of vertical blinds can be taken down several at a time and laid flat to make wiping easier.
Pleated Shades: The following cleaning instructions have been developed for the fabric used in pleated shades. Remove the pleated shade from the window, open the shade and lay it out on a clean, flat surface, such as a table or countertop. If the shade is dusty, simply vacuum over it using an upholstery attachment.
For cleaning fingerprints or soiled spots on pleated shades, we recommend using an aerosol spray foam upholstery or fabric cleaner, such as Woolite® or ScotchGard® upholstery cleaners. Spray the foam cleaner over the entire area to be cleaned. Immediately scrub the area with a clean damp sponge (back and forth gently in the direction parallel to the pleats in the fabric) until the stains are removed. If necessary, the entire shade may be cleaned in this fashion. Be careful not to crush or wrinkle the fabric. Remove the excess water from the fabric by patting with a clean, dry towel. Hang the shade up when completely dry.
Frequent cleaning may remove the fullness and body of the pleated fabric. Do not use strong detergents or spot removers. Dry cleaning is not recommended.
Solar Shades: Roller shade fabrics are virtually maintenance free. If the shade is dusty simply vacuum over it using an upholstery attachment. A feather duster can also be used to gently remove dust. Shades may also be gently wiped with a clean damp cloth. Allow the shade to dry completely before raising. Do NOT completely immerse. Solar shade fabrics are virtually maintenance free. Only periodic vacuuming and an occasional cleaning using a mild detergent, soft brushing and thorough rinsing is required. Allow the shade to dry completely before raising. Do NOT completely immerse.
Draperies and Curtains: Dust using the upholstery tool on the vacuum (set on low suction). Follow the manufacturers recommendations. If fabric is washable, launder in the machine on the Gentle cycle. Hang to dry and iron while still damp. If fabric is not washable, dry clean. Draperies and curtains in the kitchen or bath or in particularly humid climates, where dust can cling, may need to be cleaned more frequently.
Wood Blinds and Shutters: Close slats so they lie flat. Working from top to bottom, dust with a feather duster, a lamb's-wool duster, an electrostatic cloth, or the dust-brush tool on the vacuum (set on low suction). Close them in the opposite direction and repeat. Wood blinds and shutters should not be exposed to steam or moisture in a kitchen or bath. Deep cleaning requires a wipe down of each slat with a slightly dampened cloth, then dry thoroughly.
Woven Wood and Bamboo Shades: Dust with the dust-brush tool of the vacuum (set on low suction). Deep clean by gently wiping with a lightly dampened white cloth.