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How to Clean Sliding Panels

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Are your Sliding Panel Shades dusty or dirty? We’ll show how to clean them the right way - without causing any damage. Let’s get started

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Are your Sliding Panel Shades dusty or dirty? We’ll show how to clean them the right way - without causing any damage. Let’s get started

Are your Sliding Panel Shades dusty or dirty? We’ll show how to clean them the right way - without causing any damage. Let’s get started. 

Here’s what you need: A vacuum with brush attachment, warm water, a microfiber cloth, mild dish soap, a soft scrub brush, a sponge, and dusting spray.

Sliding Panel Shades can be made with a variety of materials like fabric, vinyl mesh and even woven wood or grasses. To clean sliding panel shades, use caution when handling the panels. Keep fabric flat and do not crease or crumple when cleaning. 

If your panels are fabric, lift away dust by sweeping down the panels with the brush attachment of your vacuum while supporting the fabric from behind. For stains, you can spot clean with a microfiber cloth and warm soapy water. Dab the stain to remove and never scrub as this can cause pilling. Soaking fabric panels can cause them to lose their shape or their dust repellent coating. And never wash fabric vanes in the washing machine as they could shrink or crumple out of shape. 

If you have vinyl mesh panels where the threads are coated in plastic, you may wipe down the panels with soapy water and a sponge or gently scrub with a brush. Do not submerge the headrail and other components in water as this can cause rusting and damage.

If your panels are woven wood, clean with the brush attachment of your vacuum, and never use water on your shades. For some materials with larger wood pieces, you may clean with a soft cloth and dusting spray.

 

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