Should You Wash a Stain Immediately From Blinds?

There may be accidental stains caused on your blinds by spillage of beverages, drinks, wine spills, etc. These stains may make your blinds look ugly and unsightly. Cleaning stains from your blinds is both an art and a science. You must immediately clean the stains upon their occurrence. We highlight below the circumstances under which you should clean up stains immediately upon their occurrence.

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When should you clean stains immediately upon their occurrence?

This depends on the type of blind material and the type of stain.

  • Water-based stains: For stains whose chief component is water, like juices, gravy, etc., it is better to immediately clean the stain. Blot a cloth in water and rub the stained cloth gently. Avoid rubbing, as this can spread the stain further. Follow the care instructions and hand wash or machine wash the curtain fabric accordingly.
  • Oil-based stains: These include grease and make-up. Use a paper towel or a cloth to blot and remove the maximum oil stain from the curtain. Use either dish soap or a stain remover to remove the remnants of the oil or grease stain from the cloth. Make sure that the cleaning solution you use is suitable for the type of curtain cloth.
  • Ink stains: Ink stains are especially challenging, and they must be removed as soon as possible. Use blotting paper or a clean cloth to remove the bulk of the stain. The best solution for ink stains is rubbing alcohol, which is suitable for the removal of ink stains.
  • Dust and grime stains: These occur with regular frequency on your blinds and make them look unsightly. Dust, vacuuming, and cleaning regularly help in removing these stains completely. Use a mild cleaning solution to do some spot cleaning.

As it is clear from the above, most stains are removed by solvents, which cleanly remove the stain-causing agents. If you do not remove stains immediately as they happen, they will set permanently and become permanent, indelible stains.

Precautions to observe while removing stains:

  • Always follow the manufacturer’s care instructions, as if stains persist for a long time, they get bonded to the material and may even damage the material. You may damage the curtain material if you use the wrong cleaning agent or medium to remove the stains. Therefore, move fast and act now while removing the stains.
  • Check if there are two or more components in the stains, as you may have to use different materials to remove the stains in such a case.
  • Test the stain remover or cleaning agent in an inconspicuous area to ensure that there is no damage to the curtain fabric and that colorfastness is ensured.
  • Do not wash your blinds like you wash clothes. Too much liquid may damage the delicate fibres of the material. Gently wash the blinds or use a gentle cycle to clean the blinds.

Stain removal guide

We have below a stain removal guide for removing some common stains.

Beer: You can remove beer stains by using a solution of white vinegar in water. Let me remain for some time. You can mop up the excess liquid and clean the curtain fabric.

Fruit juice stains: mop up the excess fruit juice. Then use a mild detergent and warm water to soak the curtain cloth. A white vinegar solution is also effective. Then sponge the area with cold water.

Blood stains: mop up the stains and sponge the area with cold water continuously. You can also treat dried blood stains with an enzyme cleaner or glycerine to remove most of the stain. As a last step, blot the area with cold water.

Wax stains: Allow it to harden completely. Then use a knife to scrape off the wax stains. A warm iron also works wonders at removing wax stains.

Chewing gum, chocolate, and crayon stains: Allow all these materials to harden and scrape off with a knife. Use stain remover if required.

Coffee and beverage stains: To remove beverage stains, use a white vinegar solution in water to erase the stain. Then, clean the area with a mild detergent solution. Wash and clean as per the care instructions.


It is always better to use professional services like Professional Curtain Cleaning Melbourne to completely remove stains from your blinds.

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