How to Clean Your Silhouette Shades

How to Clean Silhouette ShadesWith the softness of a drape and the functionality of a shade, Silhouette window shadings are one of our most popular Hunter Douglas window fashion. People all across Connecticut love them for their style, but also because they’re so easy to maintain. To keep cleaning and care simple, Silhouette window shade fabric has been treated with a proprietary process that optimally repels dust, soil and stains. In fact, all of Hunter Douglas window treatments are designed for easy care and cleaning.

Best Ways to Clean Silhouette Shades

For everyday cleaning of your Silhouette window shadings you can:

  • Lightly dust your shades. A feather duster works great.
  • For a deeper cleaning try gently vacuuming your shades with the brush attachment that comes with most vacuums.
  • To clean in between the vanes, you can use compressed air or try a hair dryer set on cool, not heat to blow dust away.
  • If spot cleaning is needed, use a soft cloth or sponge moistened with lukewarm water. If necessary, add mild detergent and gently blot the fabric. Never rub and avoid creasing the shade’s fabric. If you do spot-clean your shade, that area may appear cleaner than the rest of the shade.

To keep your Silhouette window shading looking like new, we also recommend two additional cleaning methods:

  • Professional ultrasonic cleaning: This method is best for shades that are heavily soiled. Ultrasonic cleaning takes the shade and dips it into a tank of warm water and mild detergent and then sound waves are used to clean the fabric.
  • Injection/extraction cleaning system: This method of cleaning injects a cleaning solution into the fabric and immediately extracts the dirty solution. This service is usually done in the home so there is no need to remove the shade from the window.

Another good tip: If your shade gets wrinkled, you can steam the wrinkles out. A hand-held travel-size steamer that provides continuous steam works perfect.

Silhouette Shades in Connecticut

Contact Window Products for more information on what cleaning method is best for your window treatments. At Window Products, we’ve been serving Connecticut since 1994. We offer the full line of Hunter Douglas window fashions, a nice selection of screen shades, and a wide variety of awnings and shades. Our personalized service, quality products, and professional installation services ensure you’ll find the perfect window treatment or awning for your home or business. Contact us for more details.