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The ABCs of Vertical Blinds

The ABCs of Vertical Blinds

Vertical blinds are a practical and versatile window treatment that makes an impression in any room and has been getting the job done with style in thousands of Australian homes. Let’s jump into a few tips and tricks to keep yours looking the part for years to come!

Our ever-popular range of vertical blinds consists of long, vertical fabric panels (called slats) that are clipped into a sliding track and operated with a wand. Each of these slats is joined together by individual weights to add some reliable heft and ensure each one is evenly weighted across the length of the track.

With sleek fabric panels that can be tilted to the left or right, verticals are effortless to use. Perfect for any size window, their vertical design provides the all-important illusion of height in a space, making them a favourite choice for larger windows in living areas or offices. Plus, their ability to be stacked to one side makes them an ideal fit for sliding doors.

A vertical blind’s highly adjustable level of tilt and angle allow you to block any harsh sunlight without compromising your view and can maximise your indoor light at different times of the day. All it takes is a simple twist of the wand!

If you’d like to take your light control to dark new places, blockout vertical blinds may be just what you’re looking for. A Western Australian favourite, blockouts are ideal for bedrooms, nurseries or any other room that requires darkness during the day. Once installed, blockouts will keep out nearly all outside light, perfect for bedrooms with bright streetlights outside or if someone in your household requires a day time sleep schedule.

How to clean vertical blinds:

One of the joys of having vertical blinds in your own home, apart from total control over light and privacy, is how easy they are to clean and maintain. Here are a few tips to keep this classic window treatment looking sharp day in day out.

Light regular cleaning:

Using a soft duster or a very gentle vacuum, making sure to support the fabric with one hand, start at the top corner of the slat and work across each panel in drop sections. Once you’ve reached the bottom of the fabric, repeat across each panel.

If you’re using a vacuum, avoid any harsh brush attachments and only ever use the lightest level of suction to avoid puckering, creasing, or distorting the fabric.

Spot cleaning:

If you notice a spot or mark on the fabric of a slat or multiple slats, it’s important to remove them as soon as possible by spot cleaning.

    First, grab a clean cloth and a mild detergent solution to get started. If you’ve found the mark is quite stubborn, a clothing stain remover pre-wash treatment may be necessary. An important note is to exercise caution when using a stronger cleaning agent. As our large range of fabrics vary in resilience, we suggest testing on an inconspicuous area just to be safe.

    Holding behind the fabric for support, gently dab the front of the marked fabric with the cloth and mild detergent solution and then allow to air dry.

    After the area has dried remove any residue of solution with clean water and another clean white cloth. Always avoid scrubbing or rubbing the fabric as this is a sure way to distort your slat.

With proper care and maintenance, your vertical blinds will not only last for years to come, but they’ll look fantastic year-round.

If you’re interested in checking out our range of blinds, curtains or shutters – or just after some more cleaning advice, give us a call on 13 13 15.

Or come and visit one of our Perth showrooms to view our blinds gallery, or arrange a free measure and quote with one of our friendly, highly trained consultants in your own home. Our range is also available to view online.

All of our blinds, shutters, curtains and awnings are made in Australia and are sold for the lowest prices in the market, guaranteed. Just bring in a quote on any competitor’s comparable item and we’ll beat it by 5%!

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