When you’re wanting to ensure that your outdoor blinds continue to look absolutely stunning in your alfresco area all year round, it’s important to know how to properly clean and maintain them in order to get the most out of them. You’ll be pleased to know that learning how to clean your outdoor blinds is a fairly simple task, consisting of merely a few simple steps that are easy to follow, and guaranteed to keep your blinds looking at their best for many years to come. So, if you want to learn more about our top tips on how to clean your outdoor blinds effectively, just keep on reading!
Mildly Brush Regularly
We’d recommend brushing both sides of your outdoor blinds gently with a soft bristled brush in order to start getting any mild stains caused by dirt or debris out, either on a weekly or monthly basis depending on how much time you have available to dedicate towards cleaning your blinds. It’s important to avoid using vigorous or hard brushing as this may cause damage to your outdoor blinds, which over time would result in early wearing. Instead, brush your blinds mildly to get the grime out without causing long-lasting damage to the material.
Avoid Harsh Chemicals
It’s also important to avoid using strong chemicals such as detergents, solvents, or any other cleansing fluid you believe will do a better job at cleansing your outdoor blinds. This is because these harsh chemicals can weaken the strength of the fabric that makes up the blinds or tarnish its colour. If you must use a cleanser to combat tougher stains, make sure you use one that is chemical free and gentle enough for use on whatever material your outdoor blinds are made out of. If you are after a specific fabric cleaner please contact us as we stock a cleaning product specifically designed for the full range of AC fabrics.
Avoid High Pressure Cleaning
As with harsh brushing, the use of other high-pressure cleansing methods such as rotary brushes or high-pressure washers can cause damage to your outdoor blinds and as a result, cause your outdoor blinds to fray or wear out quickly. Stick to using a soft bristled brush to cleanse away stains and you’ll thank yourself in the long run.
Prevent Stains and Discolouration
Of course, being installed outdoors, your blinds will be subject to far more dirt exposure than they would on the inside of your home. Avoid having to deal with stubborn, permanent stains later on by cleaning off any stains you see immediately; particularly stains caused by bird droppings, mud or mildew.
Leave Your Blinds Down to Dry
If possible, you should know that it’s important to leave your outdoor blinds down to dry after they’ve been washed or if they’re wet from rainy weather, as rolling them up will encourage mould to grow.
Cleaning your side tracks
Some of our blinds come with tracks on the side that the blind will run in. To maintain smooth tracking and prolong the life of your blind it is important that these tracks are cleaned every month or so. To do this you simply wipe away any dust, grime or dirt from the tracks with a damp rag, then dry the tracks and apply a dry lubricant.
Discover Our Outdoor Blinds Range at Alfresco Creations
At Alfresco Creations, we offer one of Perth’s most extensive ranges of quality outdoor blinds that are guaranteed to suit a variety of homes and business establishments. We offer a variety of styles, colours and designs, so you can rest assured knowing that when you turn to us for your outdoor blinds, you’re guaranteed to find a product that will suit whatever space you’re wanting it to perfection.
To learn more about our stunning range, contact Alfresco Creations today and get a free quote!