There’s nothing more alluring on your windows than wooden blinds. And not just any wooden blinds, but vertical timber blinds. If your goal was to bring in a natural organic look into your space then you nailed it, spot on! Faux timber blinds help bring a sense of warmth that no other type of blinds can. But how do you make sure that they remain so even after years have passed?
Here are some tips to make sure your faux timber blinds look fresh and radiant all the time.
While other materials are well able to repel dust or keep it from attaching to the surface, wood does the exact opposite. When dusting, be sure to gently work from side to side as opposed to zigzag movements. Start from the top blind and finish with the last one at the bottom. To dust, you don’t need to use the liquid. A paper towel, Swiffer cloth, old socks, or soft-bristled brush will do.
Use Warm Water When Cleaning
Not cold, not hot but warm water is what will get your faux timber blinds clean and still preserve their illustrious looks. You could add a little amount of wood cleaner or dish soap in case you need to get rid of some dust, grit or some tough stains on the surface. Don’t forget to rinse and wipe the residual water droplets off with a dry cloth.
Polish For Shine
Polish makes your blinds look good as new again in an instant. Be careful to use only the recommended amount of polish. The shine from polish can last for months before starting to fade away on your blinds. It is, therefore, prudent to use polish only when it’s necessary as opposed to using it after dusting or after every wash.
Use The Right Tools
This may seem like a no-brainer to many but not so when you can’t retrace your usual cleaning tools and you have to improvise. Whatever your situation is, it is advisable to first have the right tools to clean your blinds and windows. Secondly, store them all in an easily accessible location. Essential tools you need include polish, gloves, spray bottle, sponge, wood cleaner, soft brush, cotton cloth, and a small toothbrush to help get rid of dust in the small spaces between the blinds.
No Sharp Objects
Scratches on your blinds are irreparable. Whether it’s a scratch from a knife on your kitchen blinds or a scratch caused accidentally by your kid’s toys during play time, your goal should be to position everything in your house such that it doesn’t leave scratches on your blinds.
It is not hard to care for most vertical blinds Brisbane has to offer. But it certainly comes with a great deal of responsibility on your part. Above are tips to make sure your blinds are always clean and appealing.