Even the most meticulous homeowner will forget to clean their blinds from time to time. But because of their use and location, blinds quickly become soiled with dirt, dust, and dander floating around the home. You don’t want grime to settle and bake on the blinds, especially white window blinds in Fort Lauderdale, FL. They can start to discolor. So here are a few tips to help you keep different types of white blinds clean:
1. White Aluminum Blinds
Most metal blinds are made of aluminum. They are known for their exceptional durability, even after prolonged exposure to sunlight. All you need to lean metal blinds is a dry rag to wipe away dust. Unfortunately, the slats on most metal blinds are narrow. This will require a little more effort to dust every surface. There are several products you might try to make dusting easier. Or you can simply cover your hand in an old sock and wipe them down.
2. White Wood Blinds
Wood blinds have unique finishes meant to protect against UV damage and repel stains. That said, they still collect dust and will need routine cleaning once in a while. For dusting simply use a feather duster or microfiber brush. If slats are particularly dusty you might consider using a soft brush attachment on a vacuum. To clean window blinds you will want quality wood furniture polish. But don’t spray it on the blinds. Instead, spray it into the cloth and use it to wipe away dirt. You can try using water and mild detergent to clean up stubborn stains, but don’t let the water sit. Be sure to dry them right away or the water can damage the finish or the wood.
3. What Faux Wood Blinds
Wood blinds are great for aesthetics and insulation. But they are not known for being affordable. A good alternative is faux wood blinds. They look like wood but are produced from manmade materials. They come at a more affordable price and are a little more durable. And, because they are water resistant you can wash these blinds with water and mild detergent. You can wash them slat by slat, or hang them up and spray them from the hose or shower. Just be sure to allow them time to fully dry before hanging them back up.
If your old blinds are looking worn and faded it might be time to upgrade. Getting replacement window treatments can really upgrade the look of your home. And if you like the look of clean, white blinds you don’t have to worry about upkeep. These modern products will look good for years to come with very little maintenance.
If you need help choosing new windows blinds in Fort Lauderdale, FL consider Open House Interiors. We offer a variety of colors and styles. You are sure to find something that will work well with your personal taste and style. Call us at (954) 533-7445 to set up a consultation or visit us at 4312 North Federal Hwy., Fort Lauderdale, FL 33308.
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