Mould On Your Outdoor Blinds? Here’s What To Do

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Mould growth anywhere is unsightly, let alone on your beautiful outdoor blinds. And without taking action quickly, mould growth on blinds can easily stain and ruin your fabrics.  

In this article we’ll look at how to safely clean mould off your external blinds and how to keep them looking pristine long after they’re installed.  

Here’s what you need to know. 

How To Clean Outdoor Blinds

Mould growth on outdoor blinds is common, especially if there is a build-up or dust or moisture.  

So, if you do find mould growing on your outdoor blinds, follow the below method to get them back to tip top shape in no time.  

To clean mould off external blinds: 

  1. Remove any excess dirt or dust from the blinds using a soft bristle brush such as a toothbrush or paintbrush.  
  2. Create a solution of 10 parts warm water and 1 part mild detergent. Be careful not to use any soap, bleach, alcohol or solvents as they can damage or stain the fabric.  
  3. Apply the solution to the fabric using a soft fabric cloth.  
  4. Rinse off the solution with fresh water and wipe the fabric dry with a soft cloth or sponge. 
  5. Allow your blinds to dry before folding away – failing to dry completely can damage the fabric and allow mould and mildew to return.  

How To Keep Your Blinds Looking Pristine All Year Round

Outdoor blinds are an investment, so you’ll want to maintain them properly to ensure they remain beautiful and functional for years to come.  

So, to keep your external blinds looking as good as the day they were installed, follow the below best practices.  

Regular Cleaning

A buildup of dust creates the perfect conditions for mould to grow on your outdoor blinds, that’s why regular cleaning is essential to keep them looking their best.  

While it’s important to clean any visible stains or mould immediately, regular, scheduled cleaning using the above method should still ideally happen once a month. This, combined with a deep clean every few years will help keep your blinds looking pristine for years to come.  

Choose a Supplier With Quality Fabrics

To ensure your blinds are resistant to mould and the elements, the best thing you can do is look for a supplier that offers durable, low maintenance fabrics 

Helioscreen knows what it takes to provide the best possible sun control solution for the harsh Australian climate. Our outdoor blinds are anti-static for easy cleaning and anti-fungal to help repel mould growth. Not to mention they’re made of durable, fibreglass core fabrics and boast one of the toughest tear strengths on the market.

Australia’s Leading Outdoor Blinds Supplier

When choosing outdoor blinds, it’s important to prioritise a durable and functional system that will provide a long-lasting shade solution for your outdoor area.   

Helioscreen is Australia’s leading supplier of outdoor blinds for a variety of residential and commercial applications. Contact us for more information. 

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