Named for their hexagonal cells that call to mind the wax structures made by bees, honeycomb (aka cellular) shades are an extremely versatile window treatment choice with many benefits. Due to the unique design, you might wonder how to clean honeycomb blinds effectively without damaging them. Let’s take a look at some of the best methods.
How to Clean Honeycomb Blinds
Depending on the specific type of attention the window coverings need at a given time, there are numerous tools and strategies you might employ to freshen up honeycomb shades:
- Vacuuming with a hose brush attachment, slowly and carefully moving from side to side between pleats to remove any built-up dust and debris
- Sending a blast of air from one end through the cells with a hairdryer set to cool — or a can of compressed air — to push out anything that has floated inside
- Blotting with a clean cloth very lightly dampened with warm water and mild dish soap to banish stubborn spots (food splatters, marks from messy hands, etc.)
Because they’re made of flexible fabric, honeycomb blinds call for a gentle hand when caring for them. Fortunately, they’re rather resilient and low maintenance, and the pleats can be “retrained” as needed simply by raising them and leaving them in this position for a few hours.
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