Looking for the best ways to clean and refresh your roller blinds this summer? Below, we cover easy cleaning solutions for spot cleaning, fabric cleaning, and stain removal. Explore our two simple, straightforward methods below and have your blinds looking as good as new again!
How to Clean Roller Blinds: Vacuum & Wipe Method
If removing minor dust and debris from your blinds is your main concern, then you can use a vacuum and wipe cloth to clean them. This method is perfect for regular maintenance and requires only a damp cloth and a vacuum with a brush attachment.
Step 1: Fully extend your roller blinds
Before you start cleaning, fully extend your roller blinds so that no crease or corner is left amiss. There is no need to remove the blind from its brackets; it can be cleaned while hanging.
Step 2: Vacuum the surface on both sides
Using a vacuum with a brush head attachment, vacuum the surface of both sides of the blind to ensure that no dust, dirt, or cobwebs remain.
Step 3: Wipe away any remaining dirt
Using a damp cloth, wipe away any remaining dirt from the surface of the blind. If the blind material is a pale pastel, cream, or white, avoid using coloured cloths that may leave coloured fibres behind. If any spots are tough to remove, then you can use a bucket of soapy water to dunk your cloth into, before wringing it thoroughly and wiping the marks away.
Step 4: Allow blinds to dry
If your blinds are wet, allow them time to fully dry while hanging before retracting them again. If you wash them on a lovely hot, summer day, you shouldn’t have too long to wait¾and will probably appreciate the cool shade the blinds offer!
How to Clean Roller Blinds: Deep Cleaning
If your blinds have stubborn stains that just won’t budge, then a deep clean may be just what they need! To deep clean more difficult stains and marks, you will need the following: a bathtub, a showerhead, a non-abrasive cloth, solvent-free detergent (mild), and a drying rack.
Step 1: Remove your blinds from the bracket
At the pin end of the blind, you will notice a serrated wheel. While supporting the blind with one hand, turn this wheel anti-clockwise to make the pin retract into the tube so that you can remove the blind. If you’re having any difficulty with this, contact your supplier for further instructions. If we are your supplier, we’ll be more than happy to help you.
Step 2: Soak your blinds in warm soapy water
Place your loosely unravelled roller blinds in a bathtub filled with warm soapy water and leave them to soak. We recommend using a mild detergent or laundry powder.
Step 3: After one hour, check your blinds for stains
After one hour, examine your blinds on both sides, if there are any prominent stains still there, you can spot clean them with a cloth or sponge. If there are any particularly tough stains, then you can use a fabric stain remover or baking soda to get rid of them. Please note, if you’re worried about affecting the colour of your roller blinds, it may be better to rely on the experts to remove tough stains.
Step 4: Rinse the blind
After leaving the blind to soak for 1-3 hours, drain the soapy water and rinse the blind thoroughly with the showerhead, until no soap remains.
Step 5: Allow blinds to fully dry
At this point, you are nearly done! The last step is to lay your blinds out over a clothing rack, fully extended to dry in the sun. Allow them to completely dry before rehanging them and appreciating their crisp, cleanness!
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If you’re looking for new roller blinds to refurbish your home this summer, explore NZ Blinds online today! Renowned for our high-quality and affordable designs, we deliver blinds throughout New Zealand and can customise them to suit nearly any home requirement. Whether you’re after sunscreen roller blinds, blackout blinds, or a printed design, we have a wide range to satisfy! Explore our collection online today and if you have any queries, get in touch with us and we’ll be more than happy to answer them.