Vertical blinds are made of PVC materials similar to faux wood blinds. Like faux wood, they can be cleaned with water or gentle cleaning solutions. Plus, the vertical orientation of the blinds resists buildup of dust and debris in the first place.

Much like cellular shades, roller shades can be cleaned with an esay sweep of your vacuum cleaner brush attachment or wiped down with a damp cloth. Because the shade surface is smooth, cleaning time is negligible.

Aluminum blinds provide the luxury of choice when it comes to maintenance. They can be vacuumed, dusted or washed in a variety of ways and with commonly available household items. The smooth paint surface of the slats can be easily wiped down, sweeping away dust and allergens. And the special finish helps repel dust from settling in the first place.

It's allergy season and we feel your pain. 


Dust-catching window blinds are notorious breeding grounds for dirt, dust mites and allergens. Allow us to guide you through a better choice of window shades, blinds or shutters that can be easily vacuumed or wiped down on a weekly basis. All blind shadings and styles need a monthly deep clean that can be scheduled regularly here at The Blind Store with our ultra-sonic deep cleaning system. 

Unlike real wood, faux wood blinds can be cleaned with a light spray of water or a damp rag. This speeds up the process and allows for a more thorough cleaning. You can also use a mild or non-abrasive cleaning solution to combat bacteria and allergens.

The easiest products to clean are cellular shades, which have anti-static and dust-repelling properties that keep them fresh and require very infrequent cleaning. When you do want to give them a little touch-up, all you need is a light sweep across the fabric with your vacuum cleaner brush attachment.

Window shadings, blinds or shutters with large slats are easier to vacuum or wipe down with a duster or wet cloth on a weekly basis. All blinds need a more thorough deep cleaning on a monthly basis to avoid allergen, dust and mold build up. 

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