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Keep your Day and Night blind looking good as new by following these easy cleaning steps.
To ensure the long-term quality of your Day and Night blind, it's important to understand the correct way to clean the fabric. Other roller blind styles tend to be made of hardier materials that can withstand stronger chemicals and cleaning methods. However, Day and Night blinds are a little different. Their unusual fabric requires gentle handling, treat them with care and they should stay in beautiful condition for many years.
How to clean Day and Night blinds
For general cleaning, dampen a cloth and gently wipe both sides of the fabric, moving sideways with the weave of the fabric. Mark your start point with a kirby grip, then pull the chain and continue cleaning around the blind. As you work, occasionally run the cloth down the edges of the blind. Once you've completed a full rotation of your Day and Night blinds, leave them to air dry. To help prevent mildew from forming, open the windows in the room to help the blind dry as quickly as possible.
The chain is one of the dirtiest parts of the blind, so don't forget it when cleaning. Cleaning with soapy water should be fine, but dry it immediately afterwards with a towel.
While most blinds benefit from a quick once-over with a vacuum, we would not advise vacuuming Day and Night blinds. If you really feel it needs vacuuming, consider reducing the suction power by using a low setting with the brush nozzle.
Spot cleaning Day and Night blinds
In the case of stains and spillages you might want to solely clean a small area of your blind. The best way to do this is by moistening two cloths with warm water and holding these each side of the stain on the fabric, to loosen the dirt. Then wipe the stain in a horizontal direction as with general cleaning.
For extreme stains that require special cleaning agents, we'd advice trialling the cleaner on the underside of the blind, at the very top of the blind, on the fabric that faces the pane. This is the least noticeable area. Bear in mind that even if the cleaner itself does not cause discolouration, abrasive spot cleaning may be noticeable. A gentle touch is advised.