Care & Cleaning For Window Blinds or Shades
Dusting: All products can be easily maintained with a light dusting using a feather duster, soft cloth or dusting mitt.
Vacuuming: For deeper cleaning, vacuum gently with a brush type attachment.
Steaming: Soft fabrics are steam pressed during the manufacturing process. Steaming may be required (at low temperature) periodically to remove wrinkles. It is best to use a hand-held travel size that provides continuous
steam. Heavy duty steamers are not recommended.
Spot Cleaning: If spot cleaning is an option, we recommend using a clean, soft white cloth or sponge moistened with lukewarm water. Add a mild detergent (no additives and non-abrasive) if needed. Blot gently to avoid creasing or
damaging the fabric. Rubbing can damage fabrics. Spot-cleaning may result in cleaner areas. Spot cleaning is not
recommended for “soft” fabric window treatments.
Static: Dry environmental conditions in different parts of the country at various times of the year may generate static on window coverings. Should this occur, lightly apply a static spray, being sure to follow the manufacturer’s instructions. All the shade to dry in the fully lowered position.
Product & Child Safety
Comprehensive bilingual (English & French) warning tags, stickers and installation labels are on all manufactured custom product, which communicates the important safety issues to the consumer (refer to product and child safety). Do not place cribs, children’s beds or any furniture near window treatments.
Upon installation, designQ Shop will install all supplied safety hardware as indicated including, but not limited to, cord cleats, tension devises and cord weights and ensure there are not any closed cord loops which are accessible or within reach of children.
Care & Cleaning For Vinyl Shutters
Shutters are intended to provide light control only and may have light lines or varying sizes between louvers. Shutters are neither intended nor guaranteed to provide black out conditions when closed. Louvers should not be left in the closed position or at in the completely open position for extended periods of time. Optimum closure for louvers is in the up position. Maxxmar reserves the right to discontinue or change any shutter or shutter component as currently manufactured. If an exact replacement part is not available, Maxxmar has the right to substitute parts of equal quality at its discretion.
Care & Cleaning For Window Draperies
Daily care of lined draperies or drapery panels is simple. Give them a gentle shaking as they are drawn closed at night. This will prevent dust and dirt from lodging in the fibers. Every month or so, vacuum with a handheld vacuum and soft brush attachment using the lowest setting if your vacuum has one. Always make sure that trims, buttons, and other embellishments are secure before vacuuming.
Washing Draperies: Wash plain panel or simply constructed draperies only when they are labeled washable. Hand or machine wash window treatments may be laundered on the gentle cycle, using cool water and mild detergent. Be careful not to overload the washing machine. Tumble dry window treatments on the low or air setting, or line dry. Complete the cleaning process by ironing curtains on their reverse side. There are many reasons not to wash draperies however. For Example, if the drapery, lining or any trims and embellishments aren’t washable. . Or, if the drapery and lining are made of different fibers. In this case, one may shrink, causing the other to pucker and hang poorly. Also avoid laundering if sunlight has weakened the fabric, if the draperies are constructed with pleats, or if the draperies are too large for your washing machine.
If necessary, iron on the reverse side. If seams have puckered, spritz lightly with plain water. Pull the seams to stretch back to size, taking care not to break the stitching. Re attach metal hardware only after the curtains are dry.
Caring for Lace
Remove dust from lace curtains by tumbling in the dryer on the air cycle. Many new lace curtains are hand or machine washable. Follow the label directions or gently wash in cool water. Use detergent made for fine washables. For extra body, dip freshly washed lace curtains in a light starch solution. For a soft look, re-hang the curtains without starching while they are slightly damp. If you use metal hooks, temporarily place a piece of tissue paper under each hook where it comes in to contact with the damp lace.
Caring for Sheers
Most sheers are washable synthetics; unless the label states otherwise, wash in the same manner as lace curtains. Dry-clean organdy sheers, which are fragile and prone to sun damage.