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Maintaining Beauty, Prolonging Life

Friday, April 1st, 2022 | Uncategorized | No Comments

By Darla Zorn – Owner/Founder – Express Blinds

Few items more readily transform the feel of a room than the window treatments you select, and odds are you haven’t forgotten about all the thought and time you put into choosing the perfect window treatments for your living spaces. If left to themselves, accumulated dust and dirt can cause your window coverings to slowly deteriorate over time, leading not just to a loss of visual attractiveness, but also to diminished energy efficiency and proper light filtering. Because of this, it’s key to properly maintain your window treatments to retain their beauty and maximize their life; you’ve made an investment worth protecting. 

The following chart offers general recommendations from various manufacturers for your reference. Be sure to check these against the instructions for your specific window treatments before proceeding.   

Other products requiring special handling:

  • NATURAL SHADES: Occasional light vacuuming with a brush attachment will keep shades clean. 
  • FABRIC WINDOW TREATMENTS:  For regular maintenance, vacuum lightly with brush attachment.  If a more thorough cleaning is needed, have them professionally cleaned. Spot cleaning is not recommended for fabric window treatments, nor is the use of water, club soda, soaps, or cleansers. 
  • FAUX WOOD BLINDS: Dust with a chemically treated dust cloth or mitt. Other acceptable cleaning methods include: Vacuum, Compressed Air/Hair Dryer, and Spot Cleaning.  The Immersion method is for FAUX wood blinds without cloth tapes only.  
  • WOOD BLINDS: For blinds with painted/stained finishes, clean with spray polish or Pledge® and a soft cloth. For best results, never use water on any wood products.      

If you love your window treatments, be sure to protect your financial investment by investing a little bit of time on a regular basis to take care of them; they should last you many years.  But if you’ve fallen out of love with them in a way that no amount of cleaning will correct, maybe now’s the time to replace them with one of the many beautiful new styles available today. Reach out to us at 865-730-4880; we’re here to listen and help you make a selection that will complement your home and reflect your own unique style.

Express Blinds, Shutters, Shades & Drapes
865-730-4880
www.ExpressBlindsKnox.com
1043 N. Cedar Bluff Rd.
Knoxville, TN 37923

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