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How To Clean Your Allusion Blinds

Updated: Jan 9

Allusion blinds offer both elegance and practicality, combining the timeless beauty of sheer fabric with the functionality of adjustable light control, making them a versatile and stunning window treatment option.

A kitchen diner window dressed with Allusion blinds looking out onto a large garden

Cleaning your Allusion blinds is a relatively simple process that, when done regularly, can help maintain their appearance and extend their lifespan.

Allusion blinds are delicate window dressings, so it's essential to clean them with care to avoid damaging the fabric.

Here's our easy step-by-step guide on how to clean your Allusion blinds:

Prepare Your Blinds

Begin by fully extending your Allusion blinds, so they are flat and accessible for cleaning. If your blinds are motorised, ensure the power is turned off to prevent accidental activation while cleaning.

Dust The Blinds

Use a vacuum cleaner with a brush attachment or a soft, lint-free microfiber cloth to gently dust the blinds. Start from the top and work your way down, moving horizontally across each panel. This will help remove loose dirt, dust, and debris.

Spot Cleaning

If you notice any stains or spots on the fabric, you can spot clean them. Mix a small amount of mild detergent or fabric cleaner with lukewarm water in a bucket or basin. Ensure the detergent is appropriate for delicate fabrics.

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Test A Hidden Area

Before applying any cleaning solution, test a small, inconspicuous area of the blind to ensure that it doesn't cause any discoloration or damage. Wait for a few minutes to see if any adverse reactions occur.

Clean The Stained Area

If the test is successful, lightly dampen a clean, soft sponge or cloth with the diluted cleaning solution and gently blot the stained area. Do not rub vigorously, as this may damage the fabric. Continue to blot until the stain is lifted.

Rinse With Clean Water

After spot cleaning, use a separate clean, damp cloth or sponge to rinse the treated area. Make sure there is no residual cleaning solution left on the fabric.

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For A Deeper Clean

For a deeper clean for an overall clean finish, you can hand wash your Allusion blinds using a mild detergent suitable for delicate fabrics. Ensure the hangers do not get wet.

Dry Your Blinds

Allow the blinds to air dry naturally in an open position. Never fold or close them while they are still damp, as this can lead to fabric damage or mildew growth. You can use towels or a clean, dry cloth to gently blot excess moisture.

Only iron your Allusion blinds if absolutely necessary and only on a cool iron temperature.

Final Dusting

Once the blinds are completely dry, give them a final dusting using the vacuum cleaner or a microfibre cloth to remove any remaining dust or lint.

How To Clean Your Allusion Blinds For Longevity

To prevent excessive dirt buildup, lightly dust your Allusion blinds regularly using a microfiber cloth or a vacuum cleaner with a brush attachment. This will help keep them looking clean and extend their lifespan.

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Remember to be gentle when cleaning your Allusion blinds to avoid damaging the delicate fabric. Regular maintenance and careful cleaning will help keep your blinds looking fresh and beautiful for years to come.

Need assistance cleaning your shutters or other blinds? Check out our other cleaning guides, that will leave your window dressings like new!

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