Honeycomb shades, also known as cellular shades, are a top-selling window treatment all across the country. They’re insulating, energy-efficient, and easy to use. But how can you clean them? Proper maintenance is essential to maximizing the life of your custom window treatments. Read on to find out how to clean honeycomb shades.
Dust Honeycomb Shades Regularly
It’s a good idea to dust your honeycomb shades with a feather duster or a dry microfibre cloth. This can keep the material looking clean and will prevent dust buildup on your shades that could eventually stain the fabric. Dust can also get stuck in between the cells, so it’s a good idea to vacuum your honeycomb shades a few times per year. To make sure you are removing dust without damaging your shades, use a gentle upholstery attachment to protect the material.
You can also try using a blow dryer to blow out any dust trapped in the cells. Set your dryer to a medium setting so it doesn’t get too hot because that could damage your window treatment. It’s normal for dust to accumulate in this area, but it’s pretty simple to keep it clean.
Spot Treat Honeycomb Shades
If you happen to get a stain on the fabric of your honeycomb shades, it’s best to spot treat it with a gentle stain remover. Stay away from bleach as it can damage the colour and texture of your honeycomb shades. Instead, a gentle stain remover will slowly lift the stain out. Use a damp cloth to gently rub the stain away. Avoid rubbing very hard or using very hot water so you can preserve your shades. To be sure the stain remover you’ve selected is safe, test a little bit of it on the back portion of your shades to see how it affects your material first.
Clean Your Shades Regularly
This doesn’t just go for honeycomb shades, but for all blinds and shades, really. The longer you let dust pile on or leave stains sitting, the harder it can be to clean. Aim for a weekly dusting to keep your shades clean. This can help preserve the colour and the fabric and maximize the lifespan of your investment.
What Are Honeycomb Shades?
If you aren’t sure what honeycomb shades are – we get it. The world of blinds and shades is enormous so it’s our job to break it down for you and explain each of our amazing products to you.
Honeycomb shades are also called cellular shades. The cells work to trap air inside them so they add insulation to your window and reduce your energy costs. How? By trapping in the air, they keep the outside air from getting in and the inside air from escaping. If you have a drafty window that makes one room particularly tough to heat or cool, these insulating shades can help.
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