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How to Clean Roller Shades

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Are your roller shades dusty or dirty? We’ll show how to clean your shades the right way - without damaging the fabric. Let’s get started.

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Are your roller shades dusty or dirty? We’ll show how to clean your shades the right way - without damaging the fabric. Let’s get started. 

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Are your roller shades dusty or dirty? We’ll show how to clean your shades the right way - without damaging the fabric. Let’s get started. 

Here’s what you need. A vacuum with hose attachment, warm water, a microfiber cloth, a sock, and mild dish soap.

The first step in cleaning roller shades is to determine whether your fabric is vinyl or not. Vinyl shades will feel slick and often smell like plastic. Fabric shades have a woven feel and are often thinner. If you’re not sure, you can contact Blinds.com to find out what type of fabric your shades are made with. 

Vinyl shades are coated with plastic, so they can be wiped down with warm soapy water for cleaning. Be sure to use a clean microfiber cloth and mild dish soap. When you're done, leave the shade lowered to dry. 

Never submerge roller shades in water, as it may damage internal mechanisms.

If your roller shades are fabric, they should only be dusted and not cleaned with water. To lift away dust you can use the brush attachment of your vacuum and sweep across the fabric while you support from the back. This will prevent the fabric from being crumpled and sucked into the hose. If you don't have a brush attachment you can cover your vacuum hose with a sock or pantyhose. 

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