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Expert Guide: How To Clean Vertical Blinds

Expert Guide: How To Clean Vertical Blinds

Nic Croughan

By Nic Croughan

Fabric Expert and Personal Shopper at Blinds Direct
Thu 12 Nov 2020
Last updated Tue 16 Nov 2021

Vertical blinds are stylish, elegant and most importantly functional. Their impressive length enhances any room, however their sheer size can cause customers to worry about maintenance and cleaning. If you’re stumped about how to clean your vertical blinds, don’t be. Here is the solution…

What are Vertical Blinds?

Vertical blinds provide outstanding privacy and light control. The louvre arrangement allows views from both directions to be obscured and sunlight controlled to a precise degree. They are ideal for rooms that might be overlooked, or where you require additional privacy.

A versatile window addition, vertical blinds can be made to fit windows of any size, including large expanses of glass such as bi-folding, sliding and crittall style doors.

How to clean Vertical Blinds

While they may look tricky to maintain, vertical blinds require very little maintenance due to their long, downwards-hanging louvres. This means they are less likely to collect dust, as there’s little surface area to settle on.

How to wash your Vertical Blind with a damp cloth

Most vertical blinds are constructed from flexible polyester, or a similar material, which makes them easily wipe-clean with a fresh, damp cloth.

Tips for how to thoroughly clean Vertical Blinds

If you want to undertake a thorough clean, and concentrate on each louvre individually, it may be easier to unclip and remove your vertical blinds from the rail.

The best way to dry your Vertical Blinds after they’ve been washed

You should always dry your vertical blinds naturally to maintain their shape, size and colour. If your louvres have been thoroughly saturated in the cleaning process, do not hang them to dry, as this will cause the water to settle at the bottom of the fabric. Instead, lay each louvre down on a clean flat surface and allow them to dry naturally before rehanging.

How to clean the headrail and connecting chains

You should also pay attention to the headrail and connecting chains as they may be more dirty or sticky than you realise. Start by unclipping the louvres from the brackets, then wiping under the rail with a damp cloth. Use a silicone spray on the mechanism and any chains. Allow these areas to dry, then clip your louvres back into place. You could also use baby wipes for this.

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Top tips for cleaning Vertical Blinds

1. Remember they’re easier to clean than they look

2. Always work from top to bottom

3. Always dry naturally

4. Don’t forget the headrail

5. Try baby wipes

Vertical Blinds with Blinds Direct

A perfect solution for windows of any size, vertical blinds are not only stylish, they’re practical too.

Regardless of whether they are for your home or workplace, vertical blinds can be paired with any interior design theme. With easily adjustable louvres, you can create the perfect balance of light and privacy.

Our wide range of vertical blinds are made to measure at our state-of-the-art manufacturing facility in the heart of Yorkshire. With a great selection of colours and finishes you can rest assured that you can find the perfect window furnishing to suite any décor. 

Enjoy this video to learn more about vertical blinds and the difference they can make to your space. You can also read our in-depth Vertical Blinds Guide.

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