Cellular shades are slick, stylish, and easy-to-use, and will insulate your rooms better than any other covering. But the unique pleated design has a few pitfalls, namely this window treatment is a magnet for dirt (and dead bugs). In this article, the pros at Knox Blinds explain how to clean cellular shades to ensure dust and deceased insects aren’t sinking your style points.
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If dusting your shades isn’t enough – and you still notice stains on the fabric – it’s time to roll up your sleeves. Mix a mild detergent with warm water and soak your cloth in the mixture. Wring out your cloth until it is slightly damp (wetting your cellular shades can cause the cells/pleats to lose their shape) and blot at the stain. Never rub or scrub the fabric as this can also cause your covering to lose its shape.
Most coverings will collect dust over time leaving behind a gray or brown build-up on the fabric. Fortunately, this is easy to clean and can be done in just a few seconds. Using your vacuum with a hose brush attachment, hoover across the fabric horizontally to follow the pattern of the pleats. The result: you’ll suck up the dust without causing damage to the structure of your shades.
Bugs like to crawl inside the pleats of your cellular shades and will often get stuck inside. The result: a window treatment filled with dead pests. Using a can of compressed air, you can flush out dead insects instantly, clearing the pleats of other debris in the process.
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Whether you want to find out how to clean cellular shades or need help choosing a new window treatment, the team at Knox Blinds is here to help you every step of the way. To speak to a member of our team, contact us today at 865-544-8339.