Cleaning isn’t only for Springtime!
Yeah yeah yeah…usually Springtime is the traditional time to do the deep clean, but if you don’t know it already, here at EcoSmart Shades, we’re not *that* traditional. *wink*
Ok, the first step…it’s integral to the success of cleaning.
***CRANK UP YOUR FAVORITE TUNES!***
Here we go….
How to Clean EcoSmart Cell Shades:
All of our cellular fabric is naturally anti-static and dust repellent, so you may never actually need to clean them. YASSS!!
But when you do, here are our simple steps to clean our honeycomb shades:
- Get ready to shake it! Dust them with a regular ol’ duster, microfiber, or swiffer.
- Cell Shades can be gently vacuumed with the brush attachment (great for sucking anything out of the cells!)
- You can spot-treat with a soft cloth and warm water. Use a light/gentle hand.
- EcoSmart Cell Shades can be bathed! That’s right, you can bathe your shades if you feel like it!
- Just fill a tub or a bin with warm water and a mild cleaning agent (color FREE, recommended). Soak your shade as long as you need, but do not scrub.
- To dry, either hang the shade back up, and make sure it’s raised up all the way to maintain the pleats, or lay it out flat on the floor over towels or cardboard. Don’t lay it on top of newspaper though, because the ink could run and stain the fabric. Please see our notes at the bottom of this article for some washin’ precautions.
- Fun fact – our light filtering fabric wicks liquids, so it rolls right off, instead of absorbing it like other shades made of spun lace. Much easier for cleanup!!
Try using the brush attachment first. If your EcoSmart Shades are extra dirty, it’s BATH TIME!
How to Clean Light-FIltering EcoSmart Roller Shades:
Our EcoSmart Roller Shades are so versatile, super practical shading, but *siiiiiiigh* just like EVERYTHING else in your house, they can get dirty over time.
No matter how clean you are, dust from living is bound to happen. Even splashed food (from all those food fights you have with your picky eaters, amirite?), small bugs can dirty up your EcoSmart Shades. Lucky for YOU, cleaning our Roller Shades is easy peasy!
TIP: Try using a Mr. Clean Magic Eraser. (nope we are not paid to say this! Just a handy dandy tool!
How to Clean Room-Darkening EcoSmart Shades:
- You shouldn’t saturate blackout fabric because it can get wrinkly. But you can use a soft cloth to gently spot clean small areas.
- You can still use the vacuum hose to get anything out of the cells, though!
- Can also be dusted with a duster.
How to Clean EcoSmart Roller Shades:
- Again, the brush attachment on your vacuum is your friend.
- If a deeper clean is needed, carefully remove your shades.
- Mix a mild dishwashing detergent in a bowl with lukewarm water. Wet a sponge or clean dishtowel in the soapy water, and wring it out thoroughly, spot treat at first, and if that doesn’t do the trick, fill your bathtub with lukewarm water and mild (color FREE recommended) dishwashing soap.
- Lay your EcoSmart Roller Shades in lukewarm water and let them soak for 2-3 hours.Make sure the entire shade is covered with the soapy water before leaving them to soak.
- Drain soapy/dirty water out of the tub, and rinse your shades with clean water.
- If you have a clothesline, fold them over and let dry. Or hang them over the curtain rod. DO NOT PUT SHADES IN CLOTHES DRYER!!! The heat will damage the material and the tumbling of the dryer would misshape the shades. Let them air-dry overnight. Depending on the fabric, they might dry very quickly, within 2-3 hours.
- Don’t use water on blackout shades unless you’re just cleaning a little, teeny tiny spot.
- Cordless and motorized headrails shouldn’t be submerged. If you’re soaking your cordless or motorized shades, make sure to keep the headrail OUT OF WATER at all times. Pretty please!
- If your shades are getting old and the fabric feels more brittle than is used to, it’s best to avoid soaking them. Soaking old fabric can cause it to come apart. Stick to our non-watery steps for best results.
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