Blinds are some of the most versatile window treatments available. They can make a room feel warm and inviting. They can add a modern twist or a classical element. More importantly, they need to be cleaned on a regular basis and some blinds and shades are easier to clean than others. Below are some of the easiest to clean window treatments.
The easiest products to clean are cellular shades, which have anti-static and dust-repelling properties that keep them fresh and require very infrequent cleaning. When you do want to give them a little touch-up, all you need is a light sweep across the fabric with your vacuum cleaner brush attachment.
Much like cellular shades, roller shades can be cleaned with an easy sweep of your vacuum cleaner brush attachment or wiped down with a damp cloth. Because the shade surface is smooth, cleaning time is negligible.
Faux Wood Blinds
Unlike real wood, faux wood blinds can be cleaned with a light spray of water or a damp rag. This speeds up the process and allows for a more thorough cleaning. You can also use a mild or non-abrasive cleaning solution to combat bacteria and allergens.
Vertical blinds are made of PVC materials similar to faux wood blinds. Like faux wood, they can be cleaned with water or gentle cleaning solutions. Plus, the vertical orientation of the blinds resists buildup of dust and debris in the first place.
Aluminum blinds provide the luxury of choice when it comes to maintenance. They can be vacuumed, dusted or washed in a variety of ways and with commonly available household items. The smooth paint surface of the slats can be easily wiped down, sweeping away dust and allergens. And the special finish helps repel dust from settling in the first place.