You don't know how to wash vertical blinds made of fabric, so they acquired the former attractive appearance, and after washing were not deformed? Never wash fabric blinds in a washing machine, otherwise they will lose their appearance and also deform. Very carefully wash the blinds manually, and before that, first, complete all the preparatory work. Before washing, carefully remove fins, mounted on the ledge, then remove the bottom chain and remove the weights from the fabric. Neatly and evenly fold the fabric blinds in the coils, and then make their direct wash in manual mode.
Second, the washable vertical fabric blinds provides pre-soaking the prepared rolls in a mild soap solution. To the coils in the washing process do not unravel, put them in special bags and put in powder or gentle soap solution temperature of 30°C for half an hour. Remember that the fabric slats is not recommended to wash in hot water to avoid shrinkage, and the use of brushes can be damaging to the impregnation of the tissues of the lamellae and their protective surface. Fabric vertical blinds cannot be pressing, bend, dry and iron in a bent position, as this may lead to subsequent creases and bends.
When fabric blinds soak, simply rinse them until the disappearance of foam in cold tap water. If the surface of the fabric still remained contaminated sites, treat the blinds with a solution again, and then again rinse. Immediately after washing, not allowing the blinds to dry, hang the slats back onto the ledge so that the water flowed with them already assembled. In this case the blinds after washing will take its original shape, and the strip will not be deformed. Insert the fabric blinds bottom weights, and fabric slats – metal or plastic chain, and leave the product to dry in a natural way, without further Ironing.
Before you wash vertical blinds yourself, try to identify the type of tissue from which they are made. Blinds made from polyester erased good and less deformed, and with products from jacquard to be treated most carefully. Try first to clean with a vacuum cleaner using a special attachment, and if the pollution you can't uninstall, instead of washing will make them dry cleaning
Advice 2: How to mount vertical blinds
Comfort at home is largely determined by the decoration of the Windows. Aesthetic identity of the window opening can make vertical blinds. This protection from excess light not only allows you to create the optimum indoor lighting mode, but also a well decorated interior. To blinds properly fulfill their function, they need to be properly attached.
You will need
- measuring tape;
- - ledge;
- - fasteners;
- - screwdriver;
- - electric drill;
- - the drill.
Before you buy vertical blinds, pre-measure the height of the room and determine the size of the window opening. This is required in order to subsequently had to completely change the device, because changing the length of the finished slats in any direction will be very difficult.
Determine mounting method of the device. Blinds can be installed inside the window opening and in front of him, attaching to the wall or ceiling. The best product will look in the case where fixing is performed on the outer side of the opening and overlaps the window on each side for about 100-150 mm. Extreme slats must cover a little wall on either side of the window.
If you are going to install blinds in the space bounded on both sides, for example, in the window opening or between the two walls of the room, from the measured width, subtract about 20 mm. the fact that the width of the space at the bottom and top may be slightly different, so chosen or made after measurement space blinds may not fit into the opening.
Prepare for mounting the device special clips and brackets. Usually they are supplied with the finished product, but sometimes you need to purchase accessories separately. To attach the blinds to the ceiling or to the window opening, use special clips which are held by screws. The tumblers, insert them in the eaves and snap.
If you want to hang blinds on a wall, use any normal or standard bracket, included in the package. Attach the bracket to the wall with screws, and towards the bolt and nut attach the clip. Insert the eave slats. If the design weights install them on the lower ends of the slats and connect the chain.
Installing shutters, check them for performance. Described methods of attachment allow after Assembly to slightly shift the cornice in one direction or another if necessary.
Advice 3: How to remove vertical blinds
Fabric, plastic, aluminum and other blinds fit perfectly in any space: you can see them in offices, institutions of culture and education, in health centers and in residential areas. And, unlike their horizontal counterparts, vertical blinds look much more comfortable, while maintaining all of its functional advantages.
To learn how to make shutters, you need to have an idea about their design, where the key element are vertically arranged slats (fabric, metal, plastic or wood strips). The main components of such curtains: cornice, runners, weights, connecting chain, the chain and cord management.
Mounts are different and depend on the type and model of the blindsand often quite difficult to remove for washing or cleaning. To remove fabric vertical blinds, first of all, spare slats from the bottom chain and weights, then proceed to removing canvas runners. This whole process is about the same as the removal of the curtains with the usual hooks.
Aluminum or plastic blinds are removed is quite simple: pull all the slats to one of the edges and for the convenience of secure stationery clip, then carefully remove the moulding with fasteners. In this case, "flags" brackets will need to gently pull and slightly to the right, simultaneously holding the blinds, so you do it quickly and do not damage the mechanism. Now slightly pull down, and the curtain dropped.
Detach the lamella from the clamps, weights and chains. Now they are ready to cleaning, however, unlike fabric, can not turn off, and therefore try to keep your clips until cleaning blinds.
Wooden shutters will have to remove the piece, put the side clamps, and remove the lower chain, remove one plate from the locking mechanism in the eaves. Exercise is time consuming so please be patient.
If the slats becomes damaged, you simply remove them and replace with a new one, it's much cheaper than replacing the whole structure. If necessary, you can change the length of the strips, to create a semi-circle, the oblique cut or give them a different form.
And a little about the features of vertical blinds. So, they can be used to control the level of illumination of premises: they do not just move left to right or from the centre, but also rotate around its axis. Also, it is possible to install them both outside and inside the window opening, they are quite suitable as sliding doors or curtains for niches. And as for making vertical blinds manufacturers use materials with non-combustible and dust-repulsive impregnation, the functionality of these products is much higher than the horizontal counterparts.