Window Treatment Care

Window Treatment Care
Mini Blinds: Vacuum with a soft brush attachment, or dust with a feather duster, lambswool duster, or tool for blinds.

Vinyl Vertical Blinds: Remove vinyl vanes and immerse in water. To eliminate static electricity, coat the vanes with a thin layer of mild detergent.

Wood Blinds: For blinds with painted and stained finishes, clean with spray polish or Pledge® and a soft cloth. For best results, never use water on any wood products.

 Shutters: Dust natural wood shutters. If painted, wash in place. Cover the floor and sill with plastic or a drop cloth. Use a brush dipped in detergent and water. Rinse and dry with a cotton cloth.

Cellular Shades: Mild detergents, spot removers, and dry cleaning may harm your cellular shades. When deep cleaning is desired, enlist an ultrasonic cleaning service to give your cellular shades a deep clean. To locate a certified window treatments cleaner in your area, visit or contact Graber Customer Service for a referral.

Fabric Window Treatments: Only a professional drapery cleaner or dry cleaner with relevant experience should clean fabric window treatments. Do not spot clean or use water, club soda, soaps, or cleansers. For regular maintenance of your fabric window treatments, use the brush attachment on your vacuum and lightly run it over the treatments. Be sure to run it up and down the folds to remove dust and particles. 

Natural Shades: Occasional light vacuuming with a brush attachment will keep shades clean. Do not use water or liquid cleaners.

Sheer Vertical Blinds: Sheer fabrics are steam pressed during manufacturing, but may need to be re-steamed at a low temperature before hanging. Do not iron out the permanent pleats. Be sure to remove the fabric from the vanes before steaming.  You can machine wash sheer fabrics. Use a gentle cycle with warm water and a mild detergent. Avoid chlorine bleach if possible. Hang damp fabric on the louvers and reshape them. To dry, keep the louvers in the open position.