Cleaning, Maintenance and Care Instructions for your Hunter Douglas® products

Cleaning & Care


Hunter Douglas® window treatments are designed to require minimal care and cleaning, so that regular dusting and periodic vacuuming should be sufficient.
Dusting. Regular, light dusting maintains a like-new appearance of most blinds, shades, sheers, shutters and window panels. CAUTION: Do not use magnetic cleaners such as a dusting mitt on light-dimming fabrics. This will damage the light-dimming backing.
Vacuuming. Vacuum gently using the brush attachment on any vacuum cleaner. Most products may be vacuumed using a vertical stroke. EXCEPTIONS: Do not use a brush attachment or long vertical strokes to vacuum Luminette® Privacy Sheers as these actions will crease the fabric. Also, do not vacuum Architella® Elan® and Architella Elan Eclipse® fabrics.
Blowing. Use a can of compressed air or a hair dryer (non-heat setting) to dust off selected window coverings.
Care and cleaning guidelines are also found on each respective product page within the Product Manuals tab.
Not all Hunter Douglas window treatments can be spot cleaned. Please check for details in the corresponding Product Manual on this website to see if your type of blind is suitable for Spot Cleaning.
If spot cleaning is an option for your product, we recommend using a mild detergent (no additives and non-abrasive) and a clean, white cloth. The spot cleaning process is described for each individual product on its respective product page within the Manuals tab in the Operation Manual.
Professional ultrasonic cleaning is recommended for several products (see Product Manuals). This method involves immersing the product in a tank of cleaning solution.
Hunter Douglas acknowledges most professional cleaning methods as being safe and effective. We cannot, however, attest to the quality of equipment or services provided by any independent cleaning facility.
To prevent damage to delicate fabrics, resist the urge to use any type of stick, wand or handle to push out pests that are caught in your window shades. We recommend gently blowing them out using a can of compressed air or a hair dryer on a cool setting.