Hunter Douglas Blind Cleaning FAQs


Q.         How do I clean my Hunter Douglas window treatment?Child

A.          Hunter Douglas window treatments are are dust, soil and stain resistant and require minimal care and cleaning that may include dusting or periodic vacuuming.

Dusting Guidelines – 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 Guidelines – Vacuum gently using the brush attachment on any vacuum cleaner. Most products may be vacuumed using a vertical stroke.
  • CAUTION: Do not use a brush attachment or long vertical strokes to vacuum Alustra Luminette, and Luminette Privacy Sheers, as these actions will crease the fabric. Do not vacuum Architella Elan and Architella Elan Eclipse fabrics.
  • Compressed air or hair dryer (non-heat setting) – Use to blow dust off selected window coverings.


Q.         What types of professional cleaning methods are recommended?

A .         Hunter Douglas acknowledges these cleaning methods as being safe and effective for specific Hunter Douglas products.

  • Injection/extraction cleaning system: This type of cleaning injects a cleaning solution into the fabric and extracts the dirty solution in the same motion. It is a very effective way to deep clean your window treatments. The service is typically performed in the home so there is no need to remove the window treatments.

Products that can use this method include any soft, fabric-based Hunter Douglas product including: Design Studio™ Roman shades, Alustra Luminette and Luminette Privacy Sheers and Modern Draperies, Alustra Silhouette and Silhouette window shadings, Nantucket window shadings, Alustra Vignette and Vignette Modern Roman Shades and Alustra Duette and Duette honeycomb shades.

Note: Dry method is recommended for certain fabrics. Do not use this method to clean fabric covered head rails or fabric-covered valances.

  • Ultrasonic cleaning: Professional ultrasonic cleaning is recommended for several products. This method involves immersing the product in a tank of cleaning solution. Due to the nature of this cleaning process, check with Accent Window Coverings to determine if this process is safe for your product.


Q.         How do I remove my Hunter Douglas window fashions for cleaning?

A.          Instructions on how to remove your product are found in the “Installation and Care Instructions” brochure for each product. Instruction can also be found on


Q.         What type of household cleaning product is safe to use on my Hunter Douglas window fashions?

A.          Not all Hunter Douglas window fashions can be spot cleaned. Due to the nature of this cleaning for your product, ask Accent Window Coverings to determine if this process is safe for your product.

  • If spot cleaning is an option for your product:

We recommend using a mild detergent (no additives/non-abrasive) and a clean, white cloth. The spot cleaning process is described in the care and cleaning section of the “Installation and Care Instructions” brochure for your product.

Q .        Got Bugs?

A.          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.
  • A hair dryer on a cool setting

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