Everyone knows that a nice pair of wooden blinds will last a lot longer and stay looking much more attractive if they’re kept clean. While they don’t absorb allergens and other annoying substances that curtains do – therefore raising the likelihood of asthma or hayfever flare-ups – they can gather dust and grime, particularly in environments with a lot of human movement. So, how do you approach this task?
Wood is a natural material so cleaning can be a little more specific and complex. There are a number of cleaning methods for blinds that don’t follow other materials – for instance, you can’t simply stick blinds in a sink to soak.
You’ll need a feather duster or vacuum cleaner that uses soft brush attachments, as well as any wood cleaning products recommended by http://www.directblinds.co.uk or a manufacturer. Antibacterial wipes and soft cloths can also be useful. Every week, remove light dust from wood blinds with a soft feather duster and rotate the blinds to clean both sides. Dusting regularly prevents a build-up that could ultimately stick to the finish.
Circular soft brush attachments on vacuums are brilliant choices for cleaning wooden blinds, so long as you are careful with the power of the suction. Move from left to right when dusting flat blinds and use descending strokes when cleaning vertical blinds, whatever you use to do it.
Every so often, deep clean your wooden blinds. Some styles can be cleaned with a moist cloth with oil soap or simple antibacterial wipes, but you can also use dusting spray and a soft cloth to polish them. As always, rotate the slats to get double coverage.
Easy, isn’t it? You’ll have peace of mind for months and years to come with a little bit of time. It’s never too hard to keep your home looking wonderful – wood blinds, unlike curtains, make it easier than ever!