How to wash the louver-boards

How to wash the louver-boards

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Curtains and bobbinets unexpectedly received the competitor – louver-boards. This simple thing protects the room from sunrays.

If necessary, they can be easily hidden by putting them in the curtain rod and a wide range of colors allows to select the louver-boards according to the design of accommodation.

However, just like any other thing, they gradually get dirty. It’s more often the ordinary dust, but if we speak about the kitchen, then there can be the stains of fat. So this article will reveal how to wash louver-boards of various types of contaminations depending on the material.

How to wash horizontal metallic louver-boards

If you’re the owner of metallic louver-boards, everything is easier in this case. That material isn’t being ruined because of dust or other types of contaminations, so it’s quite easy to remove the stains.

There are two main ways to wash horizontal metallic louver-boards. In the first case, you need to take them down. There is no universal recipe to unfix it. This depends on the fixation. So use Internet and find your option of fixation and find out how to take the horizontal louver-boards down.

When it’s done, take the product in the bathroom where soap all the plates and rinse them under strong water-spray. You can repeat the procedure 1-2 times. Rub them by paper towels and hang the louver-boards back on the window.
The most important thing is not to soak them in water. Louver-boards can be ruined due to that!!

Advice
try for water not to get into the curtain-rod. After the product became dry, cover the rotating mechanism by slim layer of silicone lubricant.

If you don’t want to look for the way to take the louver-boards down, then second type of cleaning will be better for you. We talk about removing the dust and dirt without taking anything down and without suffering with fixations. If the cleaning’s aim is only to remove the dust, then there is one method to quickly wash the louver-boards on the windows without taking them down.

Spread them out, pour the warm water in the basin and add the detergent there. Soak the sponge and rub the plates from up to down. Then repeat the procedure but using the clean water.

This helps only in case of small dust contaminations. You won’t be able to wash the metallic louver-boards on the windows in the kitchen this way. You will need to treat every plate separately. You can rub hard because it’s important to remove the sustained stains. Special wipes for monitors and TV screens will do for such purposes. Treat the louver-boards with the antiseptic in the end.

Advice
if you want to wash the louver-boards without taking them down, then be prepared that there will be stains on the glass. So we don’t recommend to clean if the window was just cleaned.

Cleaning of vertical louver-boards at home

If the louver-boards are made of plastic or wood then methods, which are described above will do for you too. However, if you have the vertical louver-boards of cloth, then the effective cleaning of vertical louver-boards at home can only be handy or in the washing machine.

To begin with, let us figure out how to wash the textile louver-boards by hands? Take down all the elements (plates) and put them in the bath, and preliminary pour the warm water and detergent in it. Soak the product for 30-40 minutes and wash by the flowing water. It’s recommended not to rub rough because you can damage the surface. You can dry them horizontally or vertically on the clothes pegs.

Advice
do the steam cleaning or by dint of wet duster from time to time. This will help to delay the moment of big washing.

Let’s consider the second question: «How to wash the vertical louver-boards in the washing machine?». This method contains the risk of the fact that plates can be deformed in the drum.

Nevertheless, washing the louver-boards in the washing machine can also be effective if you follow the rules. You need to take down all the elements and roll them up into one skein (if the plates are wide) or into several ones (if they are narrow). Put all that in the bag or sheet and put in the drum.

Washing mode has to be delicate. Temperature needs to be less than 40 degrees. Minimal number of rotations and no extraction. Dry it the same way as in case of handy washing. But this method can ruin the separate elements even considering the most delicate settings, so you better use the first option.

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