A guide to care for shades

With the proper maintenance, a window treatment can last for decades just. There are different styles to choose from, so there are other techniques to care for the coverings that decorate your home.

This is especially true of shades. Because of their design, there need to be specific cleaning and care modes. And, with different styles of shades within that window covering group, there are better methods for maintenance.

We wanted to detail better what type of cleaning and maintenance works best for each shade style. Just know that it’s an easy to clean no matter what individual type you pick.

Why shades could be for you

First, let’s talk about shades generally and why they perennially stay popular. In many ways, they are a true hybrid: the functionality of a blind with the feel of draperies. Combine that vibe with a convenient mode of operation and you have a versatile and strong addition to your home. 

There are three types of shades sold: roller, cellular and roman. Each of these styles has its own way of being maintained. Here’s a quick look at each:

Roller shades: Since this style is flat on the surface, roller shades can be easily wiped down or vacuumed regularly. Using the brush attachment on your vacuum or a damp cloth works best.

Cellular shades: That brush attachment is also the best way to clean cellular shades, although it’s essential to treat them gently, so the fabric isn’t crushed or wrinkled. They are anti-static by nature, so only a light touch-up is necessary. Use a compressed air can if you have any debris in the shade’s cell part.

Roman shades: Again, the brush attachment is the winner here, although a slightly damp cloth can be used for any specific stains. Just be sure to blot the fabric completely to avoid watermarks on it. This gentle but effective method will help your roman shade retain the shape that makes it so distinctive and elegant.

Ask our experts about window treatments. We want to ensure that whether you choose shades or another option, we want to work within your budget and your individual style preferences. We can always find the perfect window treatment to complement the look of your home.

Give us a call today to schedule a free in-home estimate: (801) 692-2490. You may also visit us online to learn more about our wide range of coverings and treatments.