Like any other furniture in the house, your curtains also accumulate dirt overtime, especially if you are using roman blinds. As a matter of fact, your curtains are like carpets on your floor. They can store dust and dirt overtime without being noticed. When you noticed that the color of your roman blinds is starting to change, check it right away if there are dust and dirt on the cloth.
Basically, the dirt and dust can accumulate on the fabric ridges where the rods are located. This kind of curtain is also made from a soft fabric so dusts are easily attracted. So, when it is already time to clean your roman blinds, how are you going to clean them? Here are some of the important things that you need to know on how to clean roman blinds.
Know the Type of Fabric of your Roman Blinds
This is the first thing that you have to do since most of the type of cleaning is based on the type of fabric used in creating the roman blind that you are using. Basically, there are some blinds that are made from stiffer fabrics that are often used for roller blinds. When your blind has a stiff fabric, you can easily wipe it with damp cloth so you do not have to bring it down. You can simply wipe the dirt and dust even when it is attached on the window. After that, wipe it with a clean cloth to remove the wetness of the blinds.
If the blinds are made from softer fabrics, you have to bring it down and wash the fabric based on the instructions given on the label when you bought it. Always remember to follow the instructions to prevent damages on your roman blinds.
Look Carefully on the Label on the Blinds
When you buy a roman blind, it always come with a fabric care level. Like what is said earlier, you need to follow the instructions on how to clean it because it is the recommended way of cleaning the roman blinds. If you don’t follow the instructions, it is possible that the blinds will be damaged right away or it may cause problems on the looks and designs.
If you don’t see any labels on the blinds, which are actually seldom, you can bring it to dry cleaners or to a cleaning to professional and ask for advice. They usually run tests on a small fabric of the blinds before suggesting a cleaning method.
Remove the Blinds Properly
This is very important because if you don’t know how to remove them properly, they might be damaged even before you cleaned them. You have to remove the rods, metal eyelets and bottom bar from the fabric. There are blinds that are more complicated to remove. If you are in doubt on how to do it, you can try to look for a professional to help you out. Curtains are also investments so if you damaged them just because you don’t know how to do the maintenance, it will surely be a big loss to you.