Arvada, CO 80007, Upholstery Cleaning- Tips for Easy Blind Cleaning and Maintenance


   Many homes in Arvada, CO 80007, upholstery cleaning, have blinds that go neglected. Follow these tips no matter what kind of blinds you have—wooden, fabric or vertical.

1) Vacuum across the slats, not up and down.  Vacuum blinds often with the brush attachment.

2) Do not use plastic dusters.  Use a lamb's-wool duster, again working across the slats and starting at the top.

3) The slats often become unhooked if you brush upward.  So, when dusting or vacuuming vertical blinds, brush downward only.

4) To remove dust and residue from both fabric and vinyl blinds, use a rubber sponge, also known as a dry sponge (found at hardware and paint stores).  Simply wipe the dry sponge firmly across the blinds.

5) For spot cleaning, spray an all-purpose cleaner onto a clean dry cloth and wipe the soiled area of the blind. Never spray the cleaner directly onto the blind.  This is true of Arvada, CO upholstery cleaning, too. NEVER directly on the fabric

6) Clean wooden blinds in place instead of removing them as you would for other types of blinds.  You can wet clean wooden blinds,  but don't soak them.

7) If fabric blinds become very dirty, take them to a dry cleaner.

8) Never try cleaning blinds by spraying them with a car-wash hose, dunking them in the tub or one slat at a time.

9) To clean metal and vinyl blinds, follow this method: Take the blinds outside to your patio or driveway and lay them on a small rug or piece of carpet. Put a few drops of dishwashing soap in a bucket of water. Wet a car-washing brush and brush the blinds from side to side, and then turn them over and brush the other side. Rinse the blinds gently with a garden hose while tilting them so that the water runs off. To prevent water spots from forming, quickly run your finger down the slats a couple of times to remove excess water. When done, drape the blinds over a fence or a couch to dry.  You’ll notice a big difference and your home will look brighter!