San Pedro View with Wood Blinds

BeforeAfterWoodBlinds-01What do you do when you have a gorgeous panoramic view of Catalina Island but you need some shade at certain times of the day, a bit of privacy and a way to protect furniture for the harsh sun?  For this San Pedro home, the best solution was 2 inch, sandblasted wood blinds.

The 2 inch wood blinds add a bit of elegance where vertical blinds, 1 inch or other blinds wouldn’t.  Now, we could have gone with a Silhouette or some sort of honeycomb design but that would have obstructed the view too much and not allowed for minor adjustments.

These 2 inch would blinds are perfect.  They can be tilted slightly to re-direct the suns rays but still affords you that tremendous view.

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– Bert Randeen, Scandia Carpets

How to Clean Blinds

No matter what kind of blinds you have—wooden, fabric and vertical are the three basic types—these tips will make their cleaning and maintenance easy:

1. Vacuum blinds often with the brush attachment. Vacuum across the slats, not up and down.

2. Use a lamb’s-wool duster, again working across the slats and starting at the top. Do not use plastic dusters.

3. When dusting or vacuuming vertical blinds, brush downward only, as the slats often become unhooked if you brush upward.

4. Use a rubber sponge, also known as a dry sponge (found at hardware and paint stores), to remove dust and residue from both fabric and vinyl blinds. Simply wipe the dry sponge firmly across the blinds.

5. For spot cleaning, spray an all-purpose cleaner onto a clean dry cloth and wipe the soiled area of the blind. Never spray the cleaner directly onto the blind.

6. You can wet wooden blinds when cleaning, but don’t soak them. Clean them in place instead of removing them as you would for other types of blinds. [more]