Care & Handling of Blinds

March 9, 2014

To obtain maximum life from your blind, please follow these care & handling instuctions

  • Roll up your blind in windy or stormy conditions. Thje blinds are not made to withstand these forces. If you are unsure of the strength of the wind, always roll up or away.
  • Avoid rolling up or away the blind when the fabric is wet. If this must occur, ensure the blind is extended and allow to dry as soon as possible, once the bad weather clears.
  • Dirt, dust, leaf litter and bird droppings should not be allowed to remain on the fabric and should be removed by light sponging with warm water and carefully hosing off, or use a broom with a soft head to gently remove.
  • Operate the blinds only in the manner they were intended. i.e. using sunblind pull down stick, crank handle for geared blinds or remote control for motorised blinds.
  • Avoid keeping blinds rolled up or away for extended periods of time, the longer the blind is kept rolled up or away, the longer it will take for wrinkles to come out.
  • For stubborn stains, use mild household detergent and lightly sponge before carefully hosing off.  Do not use harse chemicals or a stiff brush as these can scratch and damage the fabric and remove its waterproof and UV properties.
  • Do not use soaps, harsh detergents, solvents or othe liquid cleansers on the canvas fabric. This may affect the watyerproof properties of the fabric.
  • Ensure blinds are rolled up before mowing grass, clipping edges or garden type blowers.
  • Do not use a high pressure washer to clean fabrics on all blinds.