Care and Cleaning Helpful Hints

cleaning blindsUse these helpful hints to keep your window coverings looking like new!

ALTERNATIVE WOOD OR VINYL PRODUCTS

• To reduce static cling and help repel dust, wipe the product with dryer sheets.

• Do not use abrasive cleaners or chemical solvents, as they will scratch or damage the surface.

• Allow EverWood® Collection and First Edition™ blinds to air dry to preserve the dust repellent properties of the slats.

• Clean Palm Beach™ polysatin shutters with mild soap and water. Do not use ammonia-based products.

WOOD PRODUCTS

• Clean using a dry, soft feather duster, clean cloth, dust cloth or dusting mitt. A vacuum with a soft brush attachment can also be used.

• Ultrasonic cleaning or use of chemical solvents and scrubbing cleansers are not recommended. They will damage the product.

• Protect all fine wood products from exposure to steam, high moisture areas, rain or sprinkler systems to ensure their long life.

• When cleaning any window, spray glass cleaner on a cloth rather than spraying directly on the window. This will prevent damage to the wood finish by splattering cleaner. CLOTH TAPES

• Spot-cleaning with fabric cleaning wipes found at your grocery store is recommended for all tapes. These will typically not leave a stain or discolor the tapes. We suggest a cleaning test on the underneath side of the blind where the tape wraps around the bottom rail where any stain would be the least visible.

• 100% polyester tapes can be spot-cleaned with cool distilled water using a clean white cloth. Support the tape from behind using another clean cloth that is dry. Use a gentle blotting action to clean the spot or soiled area. Rinse by blotting with clean distilled water. Let air dry. A gentle detergent can also be used on the 100% polyester trims. Spot-cleaning may result in cleaner areas.

• If the tape is shiny or has a luster, do not use water. The tape is most likely rayon or acetate. The result will be a water stain. Wipes are the best for all fiber contents.

FABRIC SHADES, SHADINGS OR WINDOW PANELS

• Do not use magnetic cleaners such as a dusting mitt on light-dimming fabrics. This will damage the light-dimming backing.

• When cleaning any window, spray glass cleaner on a cloth rather than spraying directly on the window. This will prevent damage to the fabrics by splattering cleaner.

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