How To Maintain Your Vertical Blind Slats

How To Maintain Your Vertical Blind Slats

The majority of furnishings in the home will, eventually, become worn and require replacing. Vertical blinds are no exception to this and the slats will need to be replaced from time to time. Luckily, actually replacing these isn’t too complicated, but finding matching slats is a harder task.

When buying your new slats, it is important to do this in person rather than online as it’s not always possible to inspect every aspect from a photograph. An odd slat on your window treatments will stand out like a rotten tooth, so it may be wise to take the broken slat to the shop with you just to ensure you are getting a like-for-like replacement.

There are certain benefits to buying online however. Whilst shops regularly run out of stock, online traders often sell their products from a depot or warehouse, meaning they tend to have a much larger range of items to hand and usually at a lower price.

Once you’ve purchased the correct replacement slat, you need to carry out the process of fitting it to the existing blinds. As mentioned earlier, this isn’t too tasking and there aren’t many steps to follow. Any replacements bought from a respectable trader should come equipped with all the required pieces needed to connect it to the current set up.  The new slat can be simply connected to the blind in the space where the broken slat once hung without any fuss. Many people who look after their vertical blinds regularly disconnect them to give them a good clean, so this shouldn’t be too tricky for most homeowners.

There are, however, a number of steps you can follow to make sure your blinds don’t require replacing too often, if at all. Washing your vertical blind slats is one potential way to prevent replacing them on a regular basis. Obviously this can’t prevent natural wear and tear like rips and cuts, but it can help them maintain a pristine appearance and stop them looking as dated.

When you are washing your blinds, make sure you take the time to prepare the right equipment for the task. This can be done quite easily using soap and warm water, and take care to avoid the use of corrosive materials. It’s also important to wash these by hand, as the use of a washing machine and tumble dryer is highly likely to cause rips in the slats.

Another way of maintaining your blinds in the best condition possible is to ensure that you are gentle with them. They can be quite fragile if you are too rough, so when removing them to clean or open the blinds, be sure to take it easy with them. It’s also important to make sure that young children and pets’ contact with these is kept to a minimum for the same reasons.

Although replacing slats on vertical blinds is a relatively easy task, it’s one that you may as well avoid if you can. By following these simple pieces of advice, you should find that your blinds won’t need replacing for a long time.


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    Comment by Hamza@bathroom remodeling los angeles: Nov 23, 2011 at 3:05 PM

    I agree with you that vertical blind slats must be bought from a store near you rather than online.And I think this applies to many other things which people buy online.I prefer to buy only books or other branded products online .

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    Comment by Shutter Cleaning Orange County: Sep 11, 2012 at 2:44 AM

    It depends on how to manage that vertical blind slats, for me i will clean everyday to avoid dust and stay long..

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