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The Easiest Way To Clean Your Roller Blinds

Maintaining your roller blinds not only extends their lifespan but also ensures a clean and inviting atmosphere in your home.


Regular cleaning can help prevent dust and grime buildup, keeping your blinds looking fresh. And there's good news! This doesn't need to be a long or complicated task.


In this cleaning guide, we'll provide you with simple step-by-step instructions on the easiest way to clean your roller blinds and also how to tackle mould if it becomes an issue.


A lounge diner area with green sofa and closed roller blinds on large windows.

Preparing Your Roller Blinds


Ensure your roller blinds are fully lowered and secured in their closed position. Detach any decorative accessories, such as beaded pulls or tassels, if possible and unplug any sockets or motorisation accessories to prevent damage.


Dust Removal


Start by using a vacuum cleaner with a brush attachment or feather duster to gently remove loose dust and dirt from the surface of the blinds. Work from the top of the blinds down to prevent dust from falling onto already cleaned areas.


If your blinds are not heavily soiled or super dusty, this is all you may need to do! Cleaning your roller blinds couldn't be easier. Ensure to repeat on a regular basis to reduce dust or dirt buildup.


Spot Cleaning


Inspect your roller blinds for any visible stains or spots. If your blinds are dustier or dirtier then more than a light feather dusting may be required!


Rest assured, this couldn't be easier or quicker. Create a mild cleaning solution by mixing a few drops of a gentle detergent with lukewarm water in a bucket or bowl.


The Easiest Way To Clean Your Roller Blinds


Dampen a soft microfiber cloth or sponge in the cleaning solution, ensuring it's not soaking wet. Gently blot and clean the affected areas, working in a top-to-bottom motion. Avoid excessive rubbing or scrubbing, as it may damage the fabric or pattern. Rinse the cloth or sponge regularly in clean water and continue until the stains are gone.


A living room with cream leather corner sofa in front of three large windows with roller blinds

Rinse And Dry


After cleaning, use a separate clean, damp cloth to wipe down the entire roller blind to remove any soap residue or remaining dirt. Ensure the cloth is damp and not wet. Leave the roller blinds fully extended and open to air dry completely.

Once your roller blinds are fully dry, they can be operated as normal.


How To Remove Mould From Your Roller Blinds


To remove mould from roller blinds, mix a solution of one part white vinegar and one part water. Dampen a clean cloth with the vinegar solution and gently wipe the affected areas where mould is present. Allow the vinegar solution to sit on the mould for about 10-15 minutes. Use a soft brush or sponge to gently scrub away the mould, then wipe the blinds with a clean, damp cloth. Dry the blinds thoroughly to prevent mould from returning.


Lemon juice is also a great alternative for helping remove mould.


Maintenance


To prevent future dirt buildup, regularly dust your roller blinds using a feather duster or vacuum with a soft brush attachment. Spot clean as needed to keep them looking their best.


A white roller blind in a full fascia white cassette covering a patio door in a kitchen

Important Tips


  • Test any cleaning solution on an inconspicuous area of the roller blinds to ensure it doesn't cause discoloration or damage.

  • Avoid harsh chemicals or abrasive scrubbers, as they can damage the blinds.


Need to know the easiest way to clean your shutters? Or other blinds? See our complete range of cleaning guides here for a fresher, cleaner home!


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