How to Deep Clean Cellular Shades 2

Cellular shades are designed for easy maintenance. Their simple installation requires little more than weekly dusting.

For your cellular shades to continue looking their best, they should be cleaned regularly with either a duster or vacuum cleaner; occasionally more intensive methods of cleaning may also be necessary.


Cellular shades can attract dust easily, so the best way to keep them clean is through regular vacuuming with the brush attachment on your vacuum cleaner. Make sure you thoroughly go through each cell of the shade ensuring all nooks and crannies are reached. You may also use feather duster or soft microfiber cloth to wipe them down but take caution not to deform fabric pleating by doing this too often.

Vacuuming will remove much of the dirt and debris from your cellular shades, but it won’t do enough to remove deeper stains or embedded dust particles. As well as regular vacuuming, make a point of inspecting mountings and side tracks on a regular basis to clean out dust, dead insects and grime which might accumulate there over time – this way they are as free from build-up as possible!

Compressed air can help clear out any dirt or dust accumulated within your cellular shades, leaving them looking their best. Simply position the nozzle of a can of compressed air against one of the mouths of a cell and spray air into it – this should dislodge any dust or bugs that have collected there and return your shades to their best appearance.

Use of a damp washcloth or rag with mild detergent and warm water is another effective method for cleaning cellular shades without taking them down, especially for smaller stains or spots that do not respond to vacuuming or dry cleaning. Be mindful not to get the fabric wet too frequently though as moisture exposure could cause them to warp, shrink, or fade over time.

Cellular shades are an efficient and stylish solution to keeping your home comfortable throughout the year. With proper care and maintenance, these window treatments can last for an extended period of time; following our tips on deep cleaning cellular shades will keep them looking brand new.

Compressed Air

Cellular shades are an energy-saving window covering option that help keep cool air in during the summer and warm air in during winter. As with other window treatments, cellular shades require periodic maintenance in order to remain aesthetically pleasing and fully operational.

Cellular shades can typically be cleaned without the need for water. Regular dusting with a feather duster or microfiber cloth and vacuuming with the brush attachment will remove dirt that deforms your shades, while spot cleaning them can also work wonders; use mild detergent and damp cloth to avoid damaging fabric fibers; it is important not to rub too hard, which could cause pilling or seam damage.

Compressed air can also help eliminate tough stains by using its spray applicator to clear the cells of cellular shades, eliminating dust or dead insects that have crept inside. Be sure to lay down a drop cloth or newspaper first so as to catch any debris ejected by this method of stain removal.

If the stain persists, try submerging your cellular shades in a bathtub filled with warm water and some mild dish soap for 15 to 20 minutes before rinsing thoroughly afterward. Keep in mind that submerging them may void their warranty or warp the fabric – so use caution!

Dust and vacuum your shades’ side tracks regularly to avoid clogs that could make raising or lowering them difficult. If your cellular shade’s side tracks are becoming particularly disorganized, consider hiring professional cleaners to do the work on your behalf.

Microfiber Cloth

Cellular shades are magnets for dust, and if left untouched can collect stain-causing debris over time. To easily clean them without taking down the shades, use a vacuum cleaner equipped with a brush attachment, microfiber cloth or duster; make sure the power setting on the nozzle is set low to avoid damaging fabric fabric.

If the stain or foul smell persists on a shade, soak it in a bucket of lukewarm water with some mild detergent for at least 15 minutes and use a sponge or clean cloth to wipe down from top to bottom using starting at the top. Remember to rinse all shades afterwards in warm, clear water for optimal results.

Remembering the energy-saving nature of cellular shades requires proper upkeep. Dirt can accumulate on their mounts and side tracks over time; by regularly cleaning these areas you’ll extend their lifespan and preserve their appearance.

As daunting as deep cleaning your cellular shades may appear, the process can actually be fairly straightforward with patience and the appropriate tools. Most work can be completed using a vacuum cleaner or duster; more serious stains may require treatment with water and detergent mixtures. Be sure to follow the manufacturer’s instructions for your specific product, and always test any cleaning solutions on a small area before use. Damage caused by standard maintenance, cleaning or operation to cords, chains, ladders, rails, fascia/valances, slats/tubes headrail hardware will not be covered under manufacturer warranties. It is always wise to test any cleaning solutions prior to using them on window treatments as some can damage or stain these investments over time. Cellular shades should be treated like any investment and properly maintained will extend their lifespan for many years ahead.

Side Tracks

Cellular shades (commonly referred to as honeycomb blinds) are an increasingly popular choice among homeowners looking to increase privacy and energy efficiency. While they require regular maintenance in order to remain looking and functioning their best, cellular shades require some careful maintenance in order to remain attractive and function at their optimal performance.

Over time, cellular shades may become discolored due to dust build-up in their fabric folds. However, cleaning these window treatments is quite straightforward and can be accomplished using common household items.

If you own a vacuum cleaner with a brush attachment, simply close the shades and use the brush to scrub each cell in order from top to bottom, working from top down. Or use compressed air at its lowest heat setting to blow away dust from fabric – though this might damage it or warp its weave over time.

For an effective cleaning session, try mixing warm water and mild detergent in a bucket. Drop a few drops of gentle liquid detergent into the bucket of water before dipping a sponge or cloth into it to wipe down your shades’ fabric, taking care not to rub too harshly against its fabric. For stubborn stains add a drop or two of soap. Always test any cleaner first in an inconspicuous area to prevent color runs.

Your cellular shades’ side tracks allow them to rise and lower smoothly, but over time they may become clogged with dirt and dust, hindering their functionality and making them harder to operate. To clean the tracks effectively, try using a cotton swab dabbed in warm water mixed with dish soap – be careful not to soak honeycomb blinds as this could damage fabric or rust internal components!

While regular cleaning of your cellular shades is necessary, there may be instances in which professional assistance will be necessary. If they become heavily stained and do not respond to standard methods of cleaning efforts, consulting with a window treatment cleaner that has advanced techniques can safely and effectively clean them without damaging their honeycomb blinds is recommended.