Forever Blinds Blog — Roller Blinds


Easy to Clean Window Blinds & Shutters 0

If there’s one chore that seems to be dreaded above all others, I’m pretty sure it would be cleaning the blinds. Whether wood, faux wood, fabric, vinyl or aluminium, most of us HATE cleaning the blinds! It’s a time-consuming task and no one seems to be sure that they’re even doing it right!So, we have simplified blinds cleaning for you by quick and cleaning method which can be added on your regular cleaning to-dos - there’s no need to clean every slat one at a time or take the entire shade off the window. All you need are some simple tools and a few minutes to improve your view.

Material & Tools Required

  • Vacuum cleaner – soft brush/dust brush attachment

  • Microfiber cloths

  • Microfiber duster (optional)

  • Dishwashing liquid / Vinegar

  • Warm water

How to clean Vinyl and Aluminium Blinds

There are different ways to clean vinyl or aluminium mini blinds. You can start cleaning them by using a duster – or you can vacuum them. 

Combine dish soap and warm water in a bowl. Wet a microfiber cloth with the solution and wring it out, leaving the cloth damp but not soaking. Dab the stain with the damp cloth. Do this multiple times depending on the stubbornness of the stain. Repeat with a clean cloth moistened with plain water and let the shade air dry.

Aluminium Blinds - Forever Blinds Australia

How to Clean Wood Blinds

Vacuum blind gently with dust brush attachment or just use duster to start with cleaning process. Removing stubborn grime on wooden blinds can be tricky you may use a slightly damp (not wet) cloth, though. As wood is porous, be careful not to stain your blinds during the cleaning process.

- Add a couple of drops of Vinegar to a bowl of warm water. 

- Gently wipe each slat, ensuring you don't apply too much pressure, as this could stain the wood.

- Once finished, keep your windows open so that any moisture quickly evaporates. When dry, your wooden blinds should be as good as new. 


For best results, dust or vacuum weekly and your blinds will stay good as new all year long! 

Cleaning Wooden Venetian Blinds - Forever Blinds Austrlia

How to Clean Roller and Roman Blinds

For cleaning fabric blinds we recommend them to vacuum regularly to avoid build-up and discolouration. 

So, if you are dusting regularly, you will be OK. If you want to wash them and they are flat roller/roman blinds, completely unroll them, vacuum first, then use warm soapy water on a well-wrung out sponge and wash each side. Then, leave unrolled for a day or two and allow to dry. Remember to always test in an inconspicuous area first to avoid damage. 

Cleaning Roman Blinds - Forever Blinds Australia

Tips & Tricks

  • No microfiber cloths on hand? Use an old (but clean!) sock, preferably acrylic or polyester.

  • If your vinyl or aluminium blinds are in the kitchen where they are exposed to grease, they may need a deep clean. Take the blinds off the window and place in a bathtub with warm water and dish soap. Let the blinds soak for about an hour. Rise with warm water and wipe away any excess dirt or dust. Let the blinds dry completely before reinstalling.

  • If your fabric blinds need more than dusting or spot cleaning, you can take them to the dry cleaner for a thorough refresh.

  • It's important to start at the top of the blinds when you clean, otherwise, dust will fall on areas you've already cleaned.

  • Vertical blinds can be cleaned using the same method described above. Wipe vertical blinds in a downward motion or they could come unhooked.

Different Types of Roller Blinds 0

Roller Blinds

Roller Blind is a one-piece fabric comes in blockout, translucent and sunscreen options. The blind can be rolled up or down to achieve the required level of shade. There are different kind of roller blinds and the most popular one these days is Zebra shades/blinds, Triple shade blinds, Sheer blinds, Roman blinds and motorised blinds.In 2019 the trending ones are Motorised Zebra and Triple shades blinds. Adding motorised functionality to your blind’s offers matchless convenience. With hand-held remotes, wireless wall switches help you manage your light and privacy preferences. They are minimalistic and enhance the beauty of your house.

Zebra Blinds | Vision Blinds

In today’s market trends, window blinds are no exception to evolving styles and designs. Zebra blinds provides a modern look by offering both sheer and privacy in one-piece fabric with alternating translucent and light filtering material stripe. From traditional to sophisticated elegance, these window coverings are specially designed to withstand the rigours of your household. The best thing is they can also be motorised. We at Forever blinds offer Zebra Blinds with variety of colours and fabric.

Triple Shade Roller Blinds

Triple shades blind is a blend of curtains and blinds which provides functionality of two in one shade to provide day and night time privacy. These blinds are made from a triple cell fabric that provides suppleness to the pleated blind giving it a plush look. Add the touch of the exotic and delicacy to your room as this blind has the ability to transform the light into diffused beauty. It also comes on motorised option.