How to keep your window treatments looking clean and new!
Jul 17th, 2014 by framecreations

Ever wonder how to keep your window treatments clean and looking new? We have the perfect tips to help you out!

It doesn’t take much to keep up with your window treatments, in fact, to keep your window decor looking beautiful, it is as simple as periodically dusting with a feather duster or vacuuming them with an upholstery attachment. In the case of a small stain or spot, easily just wipe the window treatment clean with warm water and a mild dish soap. 

As there are many different types of window treatments available, each have their own tailored cleaning procedure for best results. According to one of our top leading brands Graber, the best instructions for each type of window treatment is as follows:


Clean WT

Vertical Blinds—Vinyl Louvers:

  • Vinyl louvers may be removed and immersed in water for cleaning.  To eliminate static electricity, coat the louvers with a thin layer of mild detergent.

Vertical Blinds—Fabric Louvers:

  • These should not be immersed in water or dry cleaned.

Vertical Blinds Sheer:

  • Sheer fabrics are steam pressed during the manufacturing process, but may need to be re-steamed at a low temperature before hanging.
  • Be careful not to iron out the permanent pleats. Also make sure to remove the fabric from the louvers before steaming.
  • Sheer fabrics are machine washable. Use the gentle cycle with warm water and a mild detergent. (For best results, avoid chlorine bleach.) Hang damp fabric on the louvers and re-shape them. To dry, keep the louvers in the open position.

Wood Blinds:

  • For blinds with painted and stained finishes, clean with spray polish and a soft cloth. For best results, do not use water on any wood products.

Cellular Shades:

  • Strong detergents or spot removers may harm your cellular shades. Dry cleaning is also not recommended.
  • When deep cleaning is desired, you may wish to enlist a professional cleaning service

Shutters:

  • For minor dirt and stains, clean with warm water on a damp cloth. Wipe dry.
  • If more thorough cleaning is necessary, use a mild detergent diluted in water to a 5% solution and apply with a cotton cloth. Rinse area with plain water to remove any detergent residue and dry with a cloth.

 

Let FRAME Creations know how we can help with any of your window treatment needs or cleaning questions today!

 

*Information: http://www.graberblinds.com/support/cleaning-instructions.jsp#.U8fa5vldXII
Professional custom framing in Connecticut
Mar 3rd, 2012 by framecreations

Just back from a beach vacation?  If you collected shells, turn them into a work of art by having us at FRAME Creations help you with a shadowbox design.   Like us on Facebook and we will send you a coupon for a free gift!  Don’t forget we also specialize in custom window treatments including draperies, blinds, shades, and shutters.  We will find you the perfect curtain for certain!

Roman shades by FRAME Creations!
Feb 9th, 2012 by framecreations

FRAME Creations of Trumbull and Shelton, CT, offers free in home consultation on all window treatment needs.  We now specialize in CORDLESS roman shades!  Call us for all your window covering needs including draperies, blinds, shades, and shutters, as well as custom picture framing.  We are celebrating our 28th Aniversary.

 

 

 

Hanging Custom Framed Art!
Feb 9th, 2012 by framecreations

Hang  Smart!

FRAME Creations specialized in custom picture framing and custom window treatments.  We also hang art.  Here are a few tips.

Even the most beautiful pieces of framed art can still look awkward if they are not hung logically.  Some of the key considerations are:

1.  Choosing framed art that fits the space where it will hang.
2.  Hang frames in reasonably close proximity to the furniture below it to create unison.
3.  Hang frames at eye level for maximum viewing pleasure, keeping in mind people stand in foyers and halls and sit in many other spaces so that height can vary.

Also, be sure to coordinate your frames with your draperies.

Energy-Efficiency more important than ever
Sep 7th, 2011 by framecreations

With an increase number of bills pilling up why not save money with a simple investment.  Without energy-efficient window treatments, as much as 50% of a home’s heating and cooling energy can be lost through its windows. All Hunter Douglas window fashions provide window insulation, offering your home increased protection against heat loss during the winter, as well as minimizing the sun’s heat or “solar heat” during the summer. Technology moves forward in all aspects of life why be left behind paying more heating and cooling costs when a simple phone call or visit is all it takes. Visit or call for a free in-home consultation at either FRAME Creations locations Trumbull-938 White Plains Road (203)268-1897 or Shelton -18 Huntington Plaza (203)929-3219. We’re here to serve all you’re home decorating needs and to answer any questions you might have.

Summer Framing Sale!
May 19th, 2011 by framecreations

FRAME Creations, www.framecreations.com , is having it’s
annual summer sale again.  Mention this blog for your
discount on your next custom framing order.  We are
located in Trumbull, CT and Shelton, CT. 

Custom Picture Framing Sale

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