In order to maintain the quality of your Hunter Douglas window treatments, you’ll need to first learn how to properly care for them. These window coverings are meant to require minimal care and cleaning, but when the time does come, you should be properly prepared.
Removing Dust and Dirt
Dust and dirt collect on blinds and shades fairly easily. In order to maintain the quality of your window coverings, you should use safe cleaning methods and use the proper materials. Use these tips to get clean, dust-free blinds or shades.
As long as you regularly dust your blinds or shades, all they’ll require each time is some light dusting. You can use a microfiber cloth or microfiber duster, feather dusters, or wool dusters. However, you should avoid using magnetic cleaners, like the dusting mitt, on light dimming fabrics. These types of cleaning materials can damage the backing of the light-dimming fabric.
Vacuuming is a simple way to remove dirt and dust from your blinds and shades. Before trying this method however, you should check your operation manual to make sure that your Hunter Douglas window treatments may be vacuumed without causing damage.
To vacuum your blinds or shades, use the brush attachment on any vacuum cleaner. For most products you’ll use a gentle vertical stroke, moving up and down along the blinds or shades until they’re free of dust and dirt.
Blow the Dirt Away
For this cleaning method you’ll need either a can of compressed air, or a hair dryer. Using your can of compressed air or your hair dryer (used on a non-heat or cool setting), blow the dust off of selected window coverings. Avoid using your hair dryer on a hot setting as it can cause damage to your blinds or shades.
Remember to check your operation manual before spot cleaning your Hunter Douglas window treatments in order to prevent any damage. You can also check the Care and Cleaning guide from Hunter Douglas to ensure your product is safe to be spot cleaned.
If spot cleaning using household cleaning products can be an effective and safe method of cleaning for your window coverings, try using a mild detergent and a clean soft cloth. The detergent should be free of additives and be non-abrasive. You should avoid rubbing detergent into the product because it can damage the fabric. Instead, gently blot the spot with your clean cloth until clean.
Check Out Your Local Hunter Douglas Dealer
Horizon Window Fashions carries a variety of blinds and shades from Hunter Douglas. They are a premier dealer of window coverings for the Reno and Sparks area and can help you decide which window treatment will be best for you and your home. Take a look at our gallery and see all the options we have for you to choose from!