A Detailed Guideline on Cleaning Honeycomb Blinds
Cellular shades are the most popular and best-selling window treatment when it comes to getting your homes insulated, and keeping your interior comfy and pleasing. Though there are multiple energy-efficient window blinds available in the market nothing can beat the functionality and versatility of these cell blinds. Their unique craftsmanship and modern technology make them a must-have choice for every window. Besides being stylish and elegant, these shades offer some amazing benefits for a comfortable and luxurious living. From blocking the harsh daylight to providing privacy, these shades do an excellent job for your interior. They are designed with honeycomb structured air pockets which are responsible for trapping the excess temperature inside, keeping the indoor atmosphere consistent while lowering the energy bills.
These honeycomb blinds are made of solid fabric materials, and that’s the reason they can easily accumulate dirt and dust in busy areas. Dirt and dust can build up over time and as a result, your shades start losing its color. In order to keep them stylish and functional, it’s essential to keep them clean often. But how to clean honeycomb shades? It’s always important to follow the right steps to avoid damage.
So, here are our top suggestions for keeping your honeycomb blinds brand new while improving the quality and functionality of the shades. But before you get started make sure you have all the tools required for the particular process. And don’t hesitate to consult with professionals for any help!
Ways to Clean Honeycomb Blinds
Follow the below instructions to keep your honeycomb shades in the best condition.
• Say Goodbye to the Bugs:
Bugs and other insects can occasionally creep into the shade cell pockets and get stuck. But no need to panic as you can easily remove them. Use compressed air spray to clear the bugs and dust from the pockets. You can also use compressed air for dusting. Otherwise, you can use a blow dryer – but make sure to set it to low pressure, or else it will ruin the shade’s fabric.
• Vacuum Your Cellular Shades:
Grab a vacuum cleaner with a soft brush attachment to remove all the dust efficiently. Swipe across the fabric in a horizontal way and always start from top to bottom. Keep the vacuum in a low setting to prevent fabric and pleats from being damaged.
• Use a Duster:
Take a duster or microfiber cloth to wipe the shades. Don’t put too much pressure while wiping. This is the best way of light clean up your shades regularly.
• Clean the Side Tracks:
If your cellular shades come with side tracks then cleaning them is also important. Use a clean rag dampened with warm water and mild liquid solution to clean the tracks. Avoid using water that is too hot.
Note – Always try dusting your windows shades following the above tips. But if dusting has not worked, then opt for washing. But getting your cellular shades wet every time can cause the pleats to lose their unique shape.
• Spot Cleaning:
For this procedure, use a rag, insert it into a mild soapy solution, and then dab at the spot. Do not scrub the fabric as it could cause damage (like pilling) to your shades. Always be gentle and careful during this process.
• Deep Cleaning:
Cleaning your cellular shades in this way can completely change the shape of the fabric. But in recent times, these shades are using premium quality fabrics that allow for bathtub deep cleaning. Fill the tub with lukewarm water and add mild liquid solution to the water. Insert the shades gently into the mix and clean it efficiently.
After cleaning them, keep them in normal room temperature for drying.
• Hire a Professional:
Call the professionals to ultrasonically clean your shades. Ultrasonic cleaning is safe for your honeycomb fabric and helps to clean it thoroughly. This procedure will clean the inside of the air pockets as well. Make sure the specialists are a certified blind cleaner for the specific brand of your honeycomb blinds.
Disclaimer: These are the general ways of cleaning and washing honeycomb blinds. But depending on fabric materials and other aspects, the process can vary. So, it’s always a good idea to consult with the manufacturer or retailer before you get started. This will avoid the damage of fabric. ZebraBlinds takes no responsibility for any issues caused through these DIY methods.
Cleaning honeycomb blinds is not that difficult as it sounds. Following the right step can easily remove all types of stain and dust from your fabric, keeping them looking like new. Look for the help of the professionals for your doubts and queries!