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Curtains and Blinds


Regular maintenance and cleaning will help maintain your window coverings for many years to come. Here are our top tips for cleaning your blinds to maintain longevity and quality.

ROLLER BLINDS, PANEL GLIDES, VERTICALS (block out, sunscreen & light filtering fabrics)

-Fabric should be regularly dusted / vacuumed as appropriate and may be wet cleaned to remove grease or finger marks etc. Recommended cleaning agent is mild detergent in lukewarm water. Fabric may be sponged but severe rubbing should be avoided. White spirits may be used for spot cleaning; methylated spirits (ethanol) and dry cleaning solvent (Perc) must not be used. As usual, if commercial spot cleaners are used, then instructions regarding testing of an inconspicuous area should be followed.



- Clean aluminium venetians by closing slats and using a feather duster, soft brush or cloth.

- For aluminium blind stains, clean with a damp cloth, or gently spray-clean and allow to dry thoroughly.

- Professional cleaning services can be employed using ultrasonic technology.


- Remove dust from wooden venetians with a vacuum cleaner

- Clean venetian with a damp cloth.

- Do not scrub or use solvents or any abrasive substance to avoid damaging slat coating.


- Remove dust from wooden venetians with a vacuum cleaner

- Clean venetian with a damp cloth.

- Do not scrub or use solvents or any abrasive substance to avoid damaging slat coating.


- Remove the dust from your plantation shutters regularly using the micro fibre cloth included in your MYT care pack. 

- To remove any stains or marks, simply use a wet cloth or wet wipe to gently wipe these away.

- There are spare shutter pins in your MYT care pack that can be used in the event a pin breaks or needs replacing.


For most sheer curtain fabrics:

For use on polyester/cotton. polyester mixture & polyester
fabrics, woven or knitted.

- Remove hooks, rings & trims before cleaning.
- Gently vacuum regularly with appropriate attachment.
- Warm hand wash. Do not bleach.
- Do not rub or wring. Drip dry in shade.
- For best results hang curtains by their hooks to damp dry immediately.
- Use warm iron.
- Dry cleanable ℗ 50
- Possible shrinkage 3%

For most block out curtains:

Coated fabrics. Dry clean or wash. For use on acrylic foam backed
fabrics and flock coated fabrics of both man-made fibres and
cotton. Regular care will minimize the need for additional cleaning.
- Gently vacuum with appropriate attachment.

- Always exercise caution when spot cleaning. Test cleaning on non-exposed

- Avoid excessive rubbing and abrasion. Remove hooks,
rings & trims before cleaning.
Possible shrinkage 3%
Dry Cleanable ℗

Hand wash in cool to warm water (max 40'C).
Mild detergents such as wool mixes are recommended.
Do not bleach, soak, rub or wring. Drip dry in shade.
Do not tumble dry. Hang curtains by their hooks to avoid coated
sides touching. Do not use pegs. Do not fold curtains over clothes
line. Do not iron/press coated sides. Warm iron/press on fabric
side only. For detailed code of practice for cleaning coated fabrics.


- Keeping the blind material clean is an important part of maintenance.

- Cleaning method of the blind material will depending on the material selected.

- For cleaning of blind componentry (bottom rail, vertical tracks and pelmet) simply use a household cleaning cloth to wipe the surface.

- Never apply full strength detergents, cleaning fluids, soaps, or window cleaning sprays to the blind material.

- Never allow petrochemicals or solvents to touch the blind surface.

- It is not advised to vacuum the blind surface. Use extreme care if choosing to vacuum the surface of the blind. Use a brush head and do not apply any pressure. A vacuum suction could cause permanent creases to the blind material.

- Do not allow stains to remain on the material.

- For hand operated manual (spring-balanced) Ziptrak® Interior blinds, always operate the blind from the centre. This will ensure the material rolls evenly onto the top tube.

- Motorised Ziptrak® blinds should be supervised whilst in motion to ensure there are no obstructions.

- Care must be taken when operating the blinds whilst the window is open, in this case, the blind should be left partially raised to reduce the pressure caused by wind currents, especially when having block out blinds. Avoid closing the blind completely when the window is open. If windy conditions occur while raising or lowering the blind use your hand to push against the fabric to reduce the pressure and then operate the blind.

- If you have a motorised blind, do not attempt to operate the blind with your hand.

- Do not roll up blinds when they are wet or have condensation on the surface.

- Ziptrak® Interior blinds should always be smooth and simple to operate. If the blind is difficult to operate for no obvious reason, please contact your installer.


AUSGUARD™ screens should only ever be washed with a soft bristle brush using warm mains water and a mild detergent, then rinsed down well to flush away excess soap and contaminants.

Recycled water, bore water, or tank water is not acceptable for cleaning due to uncontrolled levels of chemicals, or minerals, which can lead to corrosion issues. Only mains water shall be used for cleaning.

Strong detergents, abrasive cleaners, high pressure washers, should never be used to clean your AUSGUARD™ screen.

Routine cleaning will help maintain the beauty of your blinds. Here are our top tips for cleaning your blinds to maintain longevity and quality.



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We service

Liverpool to Bowral


Mon - Fri: 9am - 5pm 

​​Saturday: 9am - 2pm

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