Cleaning cellular shades is a lot easier than you might guess.
Cellular shades are one of the best window treatments you can get for insulation and light control. Featuring honeycomb shaped cells, cellular shades trap air in between the window and the room, keeping your space cool in the summer and warm in the winter. Ranging from light filtering to blackout, you can customize cellular shades to fit your lifestyle.
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The defining honeycomb shape of the cells means cleaning your shades won’t be as quick as cleaning blinds with slats. And although cleaning cellular shades may seem like a daunting task, it is actually rather simple to make them look like new.
Here are some tips to keep your shades in tip-top shape.
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1. Keep dirt and dust off your shades
Lightly vacuum with an upholstery attachment or dust your cellular shades (with a feather duster) frequently to maintain their appearance.
2. You can wash stains and dirt out of your cellular shades
If stained with dirt, use a mild detergent and warm water to spot clean. Do not use bleach or stain removers, as these will remove the dye in your cellular shades.
3. Keep your shades sharp
The pleats in cellular shades are a defining characteristic. Keep your shades in shape by properly wiping them. Gently wipe soiled areas in the same direction as the pleats to keep them looking crisp.
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4. Don’t let your shades stay damp
Use a dry towel to absorb any excess moisture in the cellular shade after spot cleaning.
5. Let dry
Enjoy your like-new cellular shades!
Keeping your cellular shades looking good is really quite simple. Just keep up with these steps as often as needed and your cellular shades with withstand the test of time.