Pleated blinds are functional, yet stunning window coverings. They allow daylight to come in at the right levels, and they provide you with the privacy that you may be after. On top of that, they offer sophistication and elegance to a room! The only downside to having pleated blinds is that the process of cleaning it requires what most people think of as a difficult task.
Before doing any maintenance, you first need to determine the exact type of fabric that’s been used with your blinds. If you have pleated blinds made of fabric, we’re going to be honest and say that they are harder to clean. Fortunately, many manufacturers produce anti-static pleated blinds which resist dust accumulation.
Preventing dust from forming would be the most crucial thing you need to remember when it comes to cleaning. Dust is likely to accumulate inside cracks and crevices of your pleated blinds because of how they are constructed.
It’s recommended that you vacuum them on a weekly basis. You need to make use of the brush attachment of your vacuum and run it over each slat of your blinds. Then work your way from the top to the bottom part.
Take extra care as you use the brush attachment to not mess up the fabric pleats. There’s no need to vacuum both sides every single week. Just clean both sides once a month – that would ensure your window coverings stay nice and clean.
If you don’t have a vacuum, you can make use of microfiber towels. They are cheap, but they are excellent at cleaning this product. All you have to do is wet the microfiber towels. Before you start cleaning, squeeze them first so you remove the excess water. After that, use the damp towels as you wipe the slats of your pleated blinds. This process will already remove any dirt or dust that has settled on your blinds.
Some types constructed with anti-static materials are much easier to clean, so it’s not necessary for you to clean them with damp towels. The best thing you can do is to use a feather duster to remove any dirt or dust that has managed to settle on the slats.
Water and Detergent Solution
For stubborn stains, just use a mild detergent that’s mixed with water. Don’t scrub too hard as it might cause irreversible damage to your blinds. Rubbing too hard might also flatten the pleats. Remember, use less detergent and more water, so the solution evaporates quickly.
To rinse the detergent, simply get a damp cloth and dab lightly on the spot. Then, pat with a dry towel to take out the excess water.
Additional care and caution are needed when cleaning pleated blinds as the fabric can get permanently creased. We don’t recommend dry cleaning as it may void the warranty.