Overland Shade Co. wants to give you several helpful tips to keep your shades and blinds in perfect working condition. Always properly raise and lower your blinds. Make sure they're in the open position when raising and lowering, and if they're heavy blinds, make sure to support the bottom rail with one hand. For vertical blinds, it's equally important to make sure they are traversed while in the open position, to avoid misalignment.
When you need to tighten a spring on the roller shade, draw the shade down a few rotations while still in the brackets. Then remove the roller from the brackets, roll up the shade, and replace. If the spring is too strong, just remove the shade from the brackets while the shade is rolled up. Remember to allow a few turns of the shade to unwind and replace.
Faux Wood/Vinyl Products
Be sure to use dryer sheets to reduce any static cling and to repel dust. Avoid the use of abrasive cleaners, chemical solvents, and ammonia-based products, as these will scratch or damage the surface of your new blinds.
Wood or Hybrid Products
Always clean these products using a soft, clean cloth such as a feather duster, dust cloth, or dusting mitt. A soft brush attachment on your vacuum cleaner may also be used. Do not use any ultrasonic or scrubbing cleansers, or any chemical solvents. Prevent damage to wood finishes by avoiding high moisture areas and always spraying glass cleaner directly onto the cloth, instead of the window.
Cloth Tapes/Polyester Tapes/Rayon or Acetate Tapes
All cloth tapes can be spot-cleaned with normal fabric cleaning materials you can find at the store. These don't usually leave stains or discolor the tapes. 100% polyester tapes can be spot-cleaned with cool, distilled water and a clean cloth. A mild detergent can also be used. Beware, spot-cleaning may result in cleaner areas. Rayon and acetate tapes have a shiny luster. DO NOT use water, as this will result in water stains. Clean cloth wipes are the best material to use for spot-cleaning.
Fabric Shades, Shadings or Window Panels
Never use magnetic cleaners like a dusting mitt on any light-dimming fabric. Instead, spray window cleaner on a cloth to prevent damaging the fabric. All fabric window coverings should only be used indoors.
Compressed air or hair dryer on non-heat setting
Bathtub / water immersion
Injection / extraction cleaning system