How to clean
faux wood blinds
With decorative window treatment ideas you
can you can spice up your windows and give them grand
appearance. Contemporary styles of window dressing have lot to
offer for every style and budget. Wood blinds are the most
popular units but not all can afford them as it can cost a
fortune. Faux wood blinds are great alternative which are cost
effective and offer great utility. They can last you for years
if you know how to clean faux wood blinds.
These units are easier to clean than real wood. Keeping them
clean will not only make them look better but also increase the
life of these units.
Most of us refrain from cleaning as we think
it is going to take up the entire day. Well that does not hold
true. We wait till the dust becomes visible. Keeping blinds
clean is a breeze with little preventive measurements. Just
with regular dusting you can keep them clean which requires
minimum effort. Don’t let the dust accumulate, clean the grime
and get done with it. If you follow certain steps you will see
that cleaning faux wood blinds is an easy task.
Step 1: First
thing first dust the blinds as this will get rid of the dry
particles. This initial step will save you a lot of time for
further cleaning. If you do not do this than while cleaning
with your cloth you will find it difficult to clean the grime.
It aids to faster and easier cleaning.
Step 2: If the
blinds are really dirty and cleaning with the cloth is not
going to do the needful, remove the blinds and lay it flat on a
large area which is conducive to cleaning. But before doing so
read the maintenance literature that had come along with these
blinds. By doing this you there are less chances of you
damaging any cord which is very likely when cleaning them when
they are hung. This type of cleaning is faster and avoids any
Step 3: Avoid
using any harsh detergents. The best way is to clean these
units by using warm, damp cloth. This should be suffice in most
cases but for some if the grime does not come out add few drops
of mild washing soap and then clean it. This will remove all
the remaining dirt on the blinds. Only if the blinds are not
cleaned for really long immerse them in water. But this should
be used only as last resort. You can soak them for an hour and
then follow the prior instructions.
Step 4: Use clear
water and clean them again. Allow the blind proper time to dry
before you hang them. Re install them once they are dry
and keep the blind closed to let it dry completely.
General cleaning of the blinds is must. It is the easiest
and simple way to keep them looking new and clean. You can
clean them with dry cloth or vacuum it. An attachment with
brush can be helpful. Vacuuming not only helps to remove the
dust but also is highly effective in removing cobwebs and small
bugs. Cleaning faux wood blinds is easy and simple
process which requires much less effort and materials.