Cleaning Guide for Roller Blinds – Get Sparkling Blinds Again

Cleaning Guide for Roller Blinds – Get Sparkling Blinds Again

Many homeowners enjoy the styling that roller blinds have to offer. It’s a style that works well for spaces that might get wet and high-traffic areas. These blinds are durable and great for those tough environments, but they still look good!

You can find eye-catching fabrics with bold patterns, colours, and subtle silhouettes. Therefore, it’s no surprise that they’re found in quaint countryside manors and modern London flats.

Roller blinds happen to be stylish and functional, but they’re also quite easy to clean compared to other blind styles, such as vertical blinds, Venetian blinds, and wooden slat blinds. Are you interested in learning how to clean them? Here’s a commercial cleaning guide for roller blinds to assist:

How to Clean Your Roller Blinds

Most roller blinds are made using fabrics, so they’re easy to clean with some soapy water or a vacuum cleaner. When you clean roller blinds, you should always be mindful of the fabric type and the cleaners you want to use.

Homeowners find it ideal to use warm and soapy water or a blend of vinegar and water instead of commercial cleaning products. If you must use a cleaning product for tough stains, ensure that it works on your blind fabric material so that you don’t damage them.

It might be tempting to remove the fabric from the upper rail to toss it in your washing machine. However, manufacturers of roller blinds recommend that you wash them by hand. That’s because your fabric could develop folds, pilling, or creases if they’re put in the machine or hand-washed incorrectly.

To get your blinds cleaned, follow this helpful guide for deep and regular cleaning methods that brighten them up without doing damage to them.

Whether you need a deep clean for stain removal or a quick touch-up, various cleaning methods protect the blinds while making them look new and beautiful. Here’s how to clean them efficiently and safely:

Regular Cleaning

Roller blinds must be vacuumed periodically to remove dust and prevent it from building up. You can use a duster, but a vacuum is effective at removing the dust particles from the roller blind fabric.

It’s best to vacuum them once a week or every few weeks if they start to show dust. Most homeowners prefer to add it to their routine cleaning methods.

For a more general clean, use a vacuum cleaner with its upholstery brush attachment. Roll your blinds down, so it’s flat with no folds. Hold the edge of your blinds and start vacuuming from the top to the bottom. Make sure you get the backside, too!

If you need a deeper clean to remove light layers of grime, you may use a damp cloth after the vacuuming process. Fill up a bucket with some soapy, warm water and dip your microfibre cloth into it.

You may also use some laundry detergent or vinegar instead of soap. Make sure that the suds are appropriate for the blind’s fabric. You don’t want to use bleach because it could ruin the pattern or colour.

Wring out the excess water so that you can wipe the blind using a top-down motion. Dip your cloth into the sudsy water as necessary.

When you’re finished, use another rag, dipping it in a bucket of plain warm water (no soap). Wipe the blinds again with clean water to finish them off. Then, let them air dry before you roll them up to prevent mould growth.

Stain Removal

With time, the blinds might get stained, which requires a deep cleaning. You should use a stain remover that is suitable for your blind’s fabric type to remove those stains. Read the label on the spot cleaner or ask the blind manufacturer which product you should use so that you don’t damage it.

Use an old toothbrush or a soft brush to gently scrub at the stubborn stains and grime, getting them out of the fabric. Try brushing in the fabric weave’s direction to prevent marks or lines on it later.

Mould Cleaning

The best method for cleaning your roller blinds depends on how dirty they are. Sometimes, they could develop mould, so you might need professional help or a more powerful cleaner.

Mould thrives in warm and damp environments. If the roller blinds are in your kitchen or bathroom, they could develop mould if they never dry out. Window blinds may also grow mould from the window’s condensation.

To make your life easier, it’s crucial to avoid mould build-up. Dry your blinds out whenever they get wet. You may choose to use a hairdryer for the drying process, run a dehumidifier or fan when humidity and moisture levels are high, or leave the window open to get ventilation.

If the blinds get truly wet, such as when you leave the window open during a storm, you can remove them from the upper rail to fully dry. Put it on a drying rack while you dry off the rail and mechanisms.

However, if mould is present on the blinds, you may need to take them to a dry cleaner to have them removed. Some people have luck with a fabric-safe cleaning agent designed for mould spores. Consider trying a mixture of lemon juice and white vinegar to kill the mould. Then, you may use a stain remover to get rid of the unsightly appearance of the stains.


Everyone wants their roller blinds to look good. Guests may peek out the window to see what’s happening outside, so you don’t want them to inhale dust or see unsightly stains.

This cleaning guide for roller blinds talked about easy-to-do methods for routine cleaning and deeper cleaning requirements. You also learned a bit about tackling mould growth on the roller blinds.

Most homeowners find that vacuuming the blinds when they do their weekly cleaning routine helps to keep them looking great. Once or twice a year, you can do a deep cleaning to remove stains so that your blinds look great all the time.

Start adding your roller blinds to your cleaning routine, and they’re sure to last longer and look better throughout the years!

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About the Author

Hi, This is Amelia. I work as a commercial cleaning operations manager at Clean Group. I also handle the customer support responsibilities on behalf of the company through a team of 10+ fully trained support professionals. Besides managing a team of cleaners and ensuring healthy communication between clients and cleaners’ teams, I handle customers’ complaints and grievances, especially the ones that need special or immediate attention. If you need help sorting out the best cleaning for you or just want to chat, feel free to connect.

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