Cellular shades (or honeycomb shades) are one of the newest window treatments on the market. They have an effortless, modern look, and you can move them to the exact spot on the window you want, even right in the middle of the window. The cellular shape can also help your energy bill because the shape traps air around your windows so it traps the hot air in the summer and the cold air in the winter.
However, even though the cellular shape has many advantages with trapping air and becoming compact, but because the shape is so different, it can make it tricky to clean the shades. There are a few different ways you can do it, so here’s how to clean cellular shades so they’ll just trap air, not dust.
How to clean cellular shades
Sometimes dust can build up inside the “cells” or even bugs can get in, so you should clean the inside as well as the outside. The best way to do this is by blowing air into the cells. You can do this with a can of compressed air or with a hair dryer on the “cool” setting (you don’t want strong heat to ruin the shades). The air will push anything that’s inside the cells out without damaging the shades.
To clean dust on the sides of the cellular shades, you can use your vacuum. Use the brush attachment and gently run it over the shades. Make sure you vacuum from top to bottom to make sure you get all of the dust off. Use the lowest setting on your vacuum so the strong suction doesn’t ruin the shape of the shade. If your vacuum doesn’t have a low setting, you can also use a feather duster to carefully brush off the shades.
If there are stains or spots on the shades, you can wash them off with water. Mix some dish soap with water and gently wipe away the problem areas with a sponge. Don’t use too much water because you don’t want to get the entire shade wet and warp the shape.
If you’re trying to figure out how to clean cellular shades, as you can see, there are many different options to choose from, but they key point is to be gentle. Cellular shades have a very specific shape to make them work properly, so you want to make sure that they don’t warp or bend. If you’re interested in having cellular shades installed, contact Blinds Bros. today.