White Pleated blinds on bi-fold doors of nook with a corner chaise-style sofa, with cushions giving colour.

How to clean Pleated blinds

by Yvonne Keal

Product Management specialist

Published: 24/03/2023

Really easy methods for cleaning Pleated blinds

Pleated blinds offer the perfect blend of affordable style and everyday practical benefits. They have delicate, concertina-like folds so when it comes to cleaning, will need treating with care. Let's show you how.


Here we cover:

- How to keep your Pleated blinds dust free

- How to remove marks with a damp cloth

- How to tackle stubborn stains


Watch our step-by-step guide

Our easy to follow guide gives you plenty of simple cleaning tips and techniques to keep your Pleated blinds looking great for longer.

1. Vacuum clean your Pleated blinds

The easiest way to keep your Pleated blinds clean and dust free is to incorporate them into your vacuuming cleaning routine on a regular basis.

Use the soft brush attachment on your vacuum cleaner, on the lowest setting. This is a small, flathead brush with a row of short bristles.

Sweep slowly and gently, over the surface of the blind, taking care to not press against the pleats too hard so you don’t risk wrinkling or ripping the pleated fabric. Pay attention to the edges that may collect dust. You could also use a feather duster, following the same technique.

2. Use a damp cloth for light stains

If your Pleated blind is a little more than dusty, a damp, non-abrasive sponge dipped in lukewarm water mixed with mild soap should do the trick.

Make sure the sponge is only damp, not wet and wipe gently from the top, working down the blind.

Again, don’t push against the material too hard, so you don’t risk damaging the pleats and make sure to dab away any excess water. Using a hair dryer on cool setting will help to dry your blind, but don't hold it too close to the fabric.

3. Tackle stubborn stains

For a deeper clean tougher marks and stains that a damp cloth can’t shift, you can use a specialist fabric stain remover or mild detergent but please do make sure you follow the manufacturer’s instructions closely.

It’s good practise to test a small, inconspicuous area of your blind fabric first if you’re in any doubt.

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