If you are busy redecorating, you will be looking at ways to create a refined and stylish living space. As such, real wood blinds may be something you want to consider adding to your rooms. These blinds are designed to create truly unique style that is sophisticated and refined as well. This is why they are such a popular type of window dressing. Unfortunately, real wood blinds tend to be on the more expensive. Luckily, however, faux wood blinds also exist and are sometimes even necessary, particularly if you want to install them in high moisture rooms.
If you do purchase real wood blinds, you need to learn how to look after them properly. Doing so will make sure that they can last you a lifetime. This is why you need to know the proper cleaning techniques as well.
Cleaning and Maintaining Wood Blinds
Luckily, it isn’t difficult to look after these blinds, which is another reason why people often choose them. The can quite literally last a lifetime so long as you make their cleaning part of your everyday routine. Do remember, as previously stated, that these blinds are not suitable for high moisture environments, as the wood will warp and crack.
Clearly, therefore, you should keep all water away from the blinds. Hence, when you clean them, you shouldn’t use soap and water either. Good quality wood blinds have a type of sealant applied on them to keep them in good condition. Unfortunately, people often think that this means that they can also use regular soap and water to clean the blinds. The sealant, unfortunately, is only very thin and can easily tear. Once this happens, even if there is just a tiny crack, the water can get into the wood itself, making it lose its shape. The result of this is that the blinds can be thrown away, because they not only don’t look good anymore but actually can’t be used anymore either due to their warped shape.
Instead, you need to simply use your duster vacuum cleaner attachment. Do make sure you use a soft attachment, particularly if you have a high power machine. Without the soft bristles on the end, you could end up actually breaking the individual slats on your wooden blinds. A lot of people will actually choose to use a high quality duster instead, which is guaranteed to be soft and gentle on the blinds. Once you have removed the dust, you simply need to get a clean, barely damp cloth and gently wipe the cloth across the individual slats of the blinds.
As you can see, cleaning your wooden blinds isn’t difficult. It is simply about knowing what to do and what not to do. You have to make sure that you look after your blinds properly, so that they last a long time and are actually worth the investment. Looking after your material possessions is something you are likely to already do anyway.