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					DESIGNED FOR EASY CARE & CLEANING                                      2. Rinse with clear water.
• All Hunter Douglas products are made for a lifetime of wear-         3. Close shade before removing from rinse water.
  resistant, trouble-free performance.
                                                                       4. Hold rails and tilt the shade to allow excess water to drain off.
• Many shade fabrics are specially treated to repel dust and dirt.
• Aluminum horizontal blinds are treated with Dust Shield™, an         5. Re-install damp shade into window opening.
  anti-static paint additive that inhibits dust build-up.              6. Lower shade all the way to allow it to dry completely.
• Detailed cleaning instructions are included with every             NOTE: Honeycomb shades should be dried in fully lowered
  Hunter Douglas window fashion.                                     position. Certain honeycomb fabrics should not be immersed in
• See the following charts for additional care and                   water. Please consult the detailed cleaning instructions included
  maintenance recommendations for most Hunter Douglas                with your shade for more specific information.
  window treatments.                                                 • Avoid dry cleaning. Most soft alternative window treatments
                                                                       do not require frequent cleaning. A light dusting with a vacuum
RECOMMENDED CLEANING METHODS                                           cleaner brush attachment on a regular basis will keep them
                                                                       looking new for years.
• Dusting. Regular dusting maintains
  a like-new appearance of most                                      • Ultrasonic cleaning. Professional ultrasonic cleaning is
  blinds, shades, shadings and sheers.                                 recommended for several products. Do not use this method
• Vacuuming. For deeper cleaning,                                      for: Country Woods® wood blinds, EasyGlide®, UltraGlide®,
  vacuum gently with a brush                                           PowerRise® and LiteRise® systems, Jubilance® Roman shades,
  attachment of any vacuum cleaner.                                    EverWood®, WoodMates®, Silhouette® Bon Soir ™, motorized
• Compressed air or hair dryer                                         systems, Skyrise®, Simplicity™, Vertiglide™, Nantucket ™ Misty
  (non-heat setting). Use to blow                                      Harbor ™ or metallized-backed shades.
  dust off selected window coverings.                Dusting         • On-site injection/extraction cleaning system. This type
• Spot-cleaning. Spot-clean shades                                      of cleaning injects a cleaning solution into the fabric and
  and blinds with soft cloth or sponge                                  extracts the dirty solution in the same motion. It is a very
  moistened with lukewarm water.                                        effective way to deep clean your window treatments. The
  Add mild detergent if needed.                                         service is typically performed in the home so there is no
  Blot gently to avoid creasing or                                      need to remove the window treatments. One of the leading
  damaging the fabric. Rubbing can                                      companies that provides this service is On-Site Cleaners.
  damage fabrics.                                                       They have a national network of trained professionals that
• Stain-finished wood blinds.                                           can clean any soft, fabric-based Hunter Douglas product
  Water may damage the surface, so               Vacuuming              including Luminette® Privacy Sheers, Silhouette and Vignette®
  use lemon oil or wood preservative                                    window shadings and Duette® honeycomb shades. Dry
  to clean.                                                             method is recommended for certain fabrics.
• Aluminum horizontal blinds. Use                                    To locate the On-Site dealer nearest you, check the yellow pages
  an over-the-counter blind cleaner                                  or simply call 1-800-598-9043. Hunter Douglas acknowledges
  with a soft cloth.                                                 these cleaning methods as being safe and effective. We cannot
• Vinyl and aluminum vertical                                        attest to the quality of equipment or services provided by any
  blinds. Reduce build-up of static                                  independent cleaning facility.
  electricity by applying a very                                     • Steaming. Steaming can be
  thin film of detergent on all slats        Spot-Cleaning             done to remove wrinkles from
  and vanes.                                                           some fabrics. A hand-held
• Bathtub cleaning/water immersion. This method is used                travel size steamer that
  for Alternative Wood Blinds and Shapes, Modern Precious              provides continuous steam is
  Metals™ aluminum horizontal blinds and most, but not all,            best. Heavy-duty steamers are
  honeycomb fabrics.                                                   not recommended.
  1. Immerse entire shade assembly in lukewarm water with
     mild detergent. Wash for five minutes by gently moving
     liquid around with your fingers.
Care and Cleaning
HELPFUL HINTS!                                                       Fabric Shades or Shadings
The following “helpful hints” have been outlined                     • Do not use magnetic cleaners such as a dusting mitt
by product category for your use.                                      on room-darkening fabrics. This will damage the room-
                                                                       darkening backing.
                                                                     • When cleaning any window, spray glass cleaner on a cloth
PVC, Faux Wood or Vinyl Products                                       rather than spraying directly on the window. This will
• To reduce static cling and help repel dust, wipe the product         prevent damage to the fabrics by splattering cleaner.
  with dryer sheets.                                                 • While some fabric shades/shadings may seem perfect for
• Do not use abrasive cleaners or chemical solvents, as they           an outdoor setting, all are recommended for indoor use only.
  will scratch or damage the surface.
                                                                     Sheers
Wood Products                                                        When choosing an ultrasonic cleaning technician for
• Clean using a dry and soft feather duster, clean cloth,            Luminette® sheer fabrics, be sure to ask:
  dust cloth or dusting mitt. A vacuum with the soft brush           • Have you ultrasonically cleaned Luminette sheers for
  attachment can also be utilized.                                     other customers?
• Ultrasonic cleaning or use of chemical solvents and                • Do you have the proper equipment and Luminette product
  scrubbing cleansers are not recommended. They will                   knowledge? The ultrasonic cleaning process requires the
  damage the product.                                                  sheers to be removed from the home and transported back
• Protect all fine wood products from exposure to steam or             to the cleaning facility. And, sheers should be rolled on a
  high moisture areas, rain or outside irrigation systems to           tube during transport to minimize wrinkling and damage.
  ensure their long life.                                            • Will the temperature of the bath water exceed 90°F? If
• When cleaning any window, spray glass cleaner on a cloth             the water temperature is higher than the recommendation,
  rather than spraying directly on the window. This will prevent       oxidation will occur in Evening Star ® vanes.
  damage to the wood finish by splattering cleaner.                  • Is your tank long enough to accommodate the length of the
                                                                       sheer? (Very important.) The tank used should be at least
                                                                       as long as the height of the sheer to allow for cleaning
Cloth Tapes                                                            without folding and wrinkling the vanes.
• Spot-cleaning with fabric cleaning wipes found at your
  grocery store is recommended for all tapes. These will
  typically not leave a stain or discolor the tapes. We suggest
  a cleaning test on the underneath side of the blind where the              Questions? Contact the dealer from whom you
  tape wraps around the bottom rail where any stain would be                purchased the product, or call the Hunter Douglas
  the least visible.
• 100% polyester tapes can be spot-cleaned with cool distilled                       Customer Information Center at:
  water using a clean white cloth. Support the trim from behind                             1-888-501-8364
  using another clean cloth that is dry. Use a gentle blotting
  action to clean the spot or soiled area. Rinse by blotting with         7:00 AM to 4:30 PM MST, Monday through Friday.
  clean distilled water. Let air dry. Woolite® can also be used on
  the 100% polyester trims.
• If the tape is shiny or has a luster, DO NOT USE WATER. It is
  most likely rayon or acetate. The result will be a water stain.
  Wipes are the best for all fiber contents.
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  ALTERNATIVE WOOD BLINDS AND SHAPES                                                                  DUETTE® HONEYCOMB SHADES
  All Products        •         •         •            •            •      •                          Artisan ™ 1/2"
  APPLAUSE® HONEYCOMB SHADES                                                                             Semi-Opaque          •         •         •            •            •            •     •
  Legends ™ 3/8" •  •   •    •                                      •      •     •     •              Batiste Refined 3/4"
                                                                                                         Semi-Opaque          •         •         •            •                  •      •     •
  Legends 3/8"
    Blackout          •         •         •            •            •      •           •*             Batiste Textured 3/4"
                                                                                                         Semi-Opaque          •         •         •            •                  •      •     •
  Legends 3/4"        •         •         •            •            •      •     •     •
                                                                                                      Classic 3/8"
  Legends 3/4"
                                                                                                         Semi-Opaque          •         •         •            •            •     •      •     •
    Blackout          •         •         •            •            •      •           •*
                                                                                                      Classic Eclipse ™
  Legends Double                                                                                         3
                                                                                                          /8" Opaque          •         •         •            •            •                  •*
    Honeycomb         •         •         •            •            •      •     •     •
                                                                                                      Commercial 3/8"
  Affinity ® 3/4"     •         •         •            •                   •     •     •*                Semi-Opaque          •         •         •            •            •                  •
  Affinity Double                                                                                     Commercial 3/4"
    Honeycomb         •         •         •            •                   •     •     •*                Opaque               •         •         •            •            •                  •
  BRILLIANCE® PLEATED SHADES                                                                          Commercial 3/4"
  Aries               •         •         •            •                                                 Semi-Opaque          •         •         •            •                               •*
  Castille FR         •         •         •            •            •                                 Elite ™ 3/4"
  Child’s Play        •         •         •            •            •            •                       Semi-Opaque          •         •         •            •            •     •      •     •
  Corsica             •         •         •            •            •            •                    Elite Eclipse ™
  Day Dreams          •         •         •            •
                                                                                                         3
                                                                                                          /4" Opaque          •         •         •            •            •                  •*
                                                                                                      Encore ™ Double
  Falling Leaves      •         •         •            •            •            •
                                                                                                         Honeycomb            •         •         •            •            •     •      •     •
  Fiesta              •         •         •            •
                                                                                                      Expressions ™ 3/4"
  Heirloom            •         •         •            •            •            •                       Semi-Sheer           •         •         •            •            •     •      •     •
  Irish Linen         •         •         •            •            •            •                    Majestic ™ 11/4"
  Irish Linen Micro   •         •         •            •            •            •                       Semi-Opaque          •         •         •            •            •     •      •     •
  Kashmir             •         •         •            •            •            •                    Majestic Eclipse ™
  Mardi Gras          •         •         •            •                                                 11/4" Opaque         •         •         •            •            •                  •*
  Marseille           •         •         •            •            •                                 Opalessence ™ 3/4"
                                                                                                         Semi-Opaque          •         •         •            •                  •            •*
  Masquerade          •         •         •            •            •            •
                                                                                                      Panache Encore ™
  Rain Dance          •         •         •            •            •            •
                                                                                                         Double Honeycomb     •         •         •            •            •     •      •     •*
  Salisbury           •         •         •            •            •            •
                                                                                                      Panache ™ 3/4"
  Sheer Delite        •         •         •            •            •            •                       Semi-Opaque          •         •         •            •            •     •      •     •*
  Sherwood            •         •         •            •            •            •                    Phenomena ™
  Shimmering Forest   •         •         •            •            •            •                       Triple Honeycomb     •         •         •            •            •     •      •     •
  Subdue              •         •         •            •            •                                 Royale Refined
  Trieste             •         •         •            •            •            •                       Eclipse ™
                                                                                                         1
                                                                                                          /2" Opaque          •         •         •            •                               •*
  Twilight            •         •         •            •            •
                                                                                                      Royale Refined ™
  Venetian Crinkle    •         •         •            •                                                 1
                                                                                                          /2" Semi-Opaque     •         •         •            •                         •     •
  Versailles          •         •         •            •            •            •
                                                                                                      Royale Textured ™
  COUNTRY WOODS® WOOD BLINDS                                                                             1
                                                                                                          /2" Semi-Opaque     •         •         •            •                         •     •
  All Products        •         •         •            •            •                                 Whisper ™ 3/4" Sheer    •         •         •            •            •     •      •     •
                                                                                                      HERITANCE® HARDWOOD SHUTTERS
                                                                                                      All Styles              •         •         •
*Dry method only.
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 JUBILANCE® ROMAN SHADES                                                                                REMEMBRANCE® WINDOW SHADES
 Baja                 •         •         •            •            •                                   Baja                   •         •         •            •
 Bali                 •         •         •            •                                                Bali                   •         •         •            •
 Dakota               •         •         •            •            •                                   Cortina                •         •         •            •            •
 Fiji                 •         •         •            •                                                Dakota                 •         •         •            •            •
 Flora                •         •         •            •            •                                   Fiji                   •         •         •            •            •
 Floral Impressions   •         •         •            •            •                                   Flora                  •         •         •            •            •
 Garden in Bloom      •         •         •            •            •                                   Floral Impressions     •         •         •            •            •
 Kauai                •         •         •            •                                                Garden in Bloom        •         •         •            •            •
 Milano               •         •         •            •            •                                   Kauai                  •         •         •            •
 Mohave               •         •         •            •            •                                   Kid’s Stuff            •         •         •            •            •
 Painted Daisy        •         •         •            •            •                                   Medina                 •         •         •            •            •
 Palazzo              •         •         •            •            •                                   Milano                 •         •         •            •            •
 Precious Metals      •         •         •            •            •                                   Mohave                 •         •         •            •            •
 Raw Silk             •         •         •            •            •                                   Morocco                •         •         •            •            •
 Sonora               •         •         •            •            •                                   New Orleans            •         •         •            •            •
 Sweet Pea            •         •         •            •            •                                   Painted Daisy          •         •         •            •            •
 Tick & Toile         •         •         •            •            •                                   Palazzo                •         •         •            •            •
 Traditions           •         •         •            •            •                                   Pima                   •         •         •            •            •
 Tropical Breeze      •         •         •            •            •                                   Precious Metals        •         •         •            •            •
 LUMINETTE® PRIVACY SHEERS                                                                              Raw Silk               •         •         •            •            •
 All Fabrics          •         •                                   •           •      •      •         Regency Moire          •         •         •            •            •
 MODERN PRECIOUS METALS™ ALUMINUM HORIZONTAL BLINDS                                                     Serenade               •         •         •            •            •
 All Products         •         •         •            •            •     •                             Sheer Delite           •         •         •            •            •
 NANTUCKET™ WINDOW SHADINGS                                                                             Sonora                 •         •         •            •            •
 Front Street ™ 2 1/2" • • •                                                    •      •                Sweet Pea              •         •         •            •            •
 Misty Harbor ™ 2 1/2" • • •                                                                            Tick & Toile           •         •         •            •            •
 Sea Breeze ™ 2 1/2"   • • •                                                    •      •                Traditions             •         •         •            •            •
 Surf Side ™ 2 1/2"    • • •                                                    •      •                Tropical Breeze        •         •         •            •            •
 PALM BEACH™ CUSTOM SHUTTERS                                                                            Umbria                 •         •         •            •            •
 All Products         •         •         •                         •                                   Windsor Linen          •         •         •            •            •
 PROVENANCE® WOVEN WOOD SHADES                                                                          SILHOUETTE® WINDOW SHADINGS
 Adelaide             •         •         •            •            •                                   All Fabrics except     •         •         •                                      •     •
                                                                                                          Bon Soir ™ 2" & 3"   •         •         •                                            •
 Haikou               •         •         •            •            •
                                                                                                        VERTICAL BLINDS - ALL COLLECTIONS
 Hokkaido             •         •         •            •
 Kathay               •         •         •            •            •                                   Aluminum               •         •         •            •            •            •
 Mali                 •         •         •            •            •                                   Aluminum –
                                                                                                          Perforated           •         •         •            •            •            •
 Mandalay             •         •         •            •
                                                                                                        PVC                    •         •         •            •            •
 Mindanao             •         •         •            •            •
                                                                                                        Fabrics                •         •         •                                      •     •
 Saipan               •         •         •            •
                                                                                                        VIGNETTE® WINDOW SHADINGS
 Shogun               •         •         •            •
                                                                                                        All Fabrics            •         •         •            •            •            •     •      •
 Sumatra              •         •         •            •
 Tahiti               •         •         •            •                                              *Dry method only.

				
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