In this section we are giving detailed maintenance and care instructions about our popular Hunter Douglas products, which are made for a lifetime of wear-resistant, trouble-free performance. All maintenance and care information for other products is available upon request. Many Hunter Douglas fabrics are specially treated to repel dust and dirt. And all aluminum blinds are treated with DustShield that inhibits dust build-up. Regular dusting maintains a like-new appearance of most blinds, shades, shadings and sheers. For deeper cleaning, vacuum gently with a brush attachment of a vacuum cleaner. Spot-clean shades and blinds with a soft cloth or sponge moistened with lukewarm water. Detailed cleaning instructions are included with every Hunter Douglas window fashion, Bali Blind, Comfortex and Graber product.
DESIGNED FOR EASY CARE
RECOMMENDED CLEANING METHODS
Bathtub cleaning/water immersion. This method is used for The EverWood® Collection alternative wood blinds, Modern Precious Metals® aluminum horizontal blinds and most, but not all, honeycomb fabrics.
1. Immerse entire shade assembly in lukewarm water with mild detergent. Wash for five minutes by gently moving liquid around with your fingers. Important! Do not immerse headrail on EasyRise™, LiteRise®, UltraGlide®, PowerRise® or Vertiglide™ systems.
2. Rinse with clear water.
3. Close shade before removing from rinse water.
4. Hold rails and tilt the shade to allow excess water to drain off.
5. Re-install damp shade into window opening.
6. Lower shade all the way to allow it to dry completely.
Note: Honeycomb shades should be dried in the fully lowered position.
Please request chart for products not recommended for bathtub cleaning.
Certain honeycomb fabrics should not be immersed in water. (Duette/Applause).
Do not use this method for: Alouette® LightLouvers, Chalet Woods® and Country Woods® wood blinds,
EasyGlide®, UltraGlide, PowerRise, Skyrise®, Simplicity™, Vertiglide and LiteRise systems, Jubilance®
Roman shades, EverWood and WoodMates® alternative wood blinds, Silhouette® Bon Soir™, motorized
systems, Nantucket™ Misty Harbor™ or metallized-backed shades. Important! Do not immerse headrail
on UltraGlide, PowerRise, LiteRise or Vertiglide systems.
On-Site injection/extraction cleaning system. This type of cleaning injects a cleaning solution into the fabric and extracts the dirty solution in the same motion. It is a very effective way to deep clean your window treatments. The service is typically performed in the home so there is no need to remove the window treatments. One of the leading companies that provides this service is On-Site Cleaners. They have a national network of trained professionals that can clean any soft, fabric-based Hunter Douglas product including Luminette Privacy Sheers, Alouette LightLouvers, Silhouette and Vignette® shadings and Duette honeycomb shades.* Dry method is recommended for certain fabrics. Important! Do not clean Duette headrail or Vignette fabric-covered headrail. Hunter Douglas acknowledges these cleaning methods as being safe and effective. We cannot attest to the quality of equipment or services provided by any independent cleaning facility. † There are some specific fabric exceptions. Please request chart for such products.
Shades, Shadings, Louvers or Window Panels