Manufacture Guidelines\Care and Advice
Blinds Downunder manufactures are members of the Blind Manufactures Association of Australia and take great pride in following industry standards.
Should you have any concerns please reference industry Guideline below:The acceptable guideline for imperfections, marks, dots, on completed product is:
- If an imperfection is visible with the naked eye in natural daylight at a distance of 1.2 metres, it is not acceptable.
- If an imperfection is not visible with the naked eye in natural daylight at a distance of 1.2 metres it is acceptable. Minor colour variations may occur between any colour sample swatch supplied by Blinds Downunder and the order received, as the colour sample swatch is a guide only. Online images supplied by Blinds Downunder are for reference only and may differ in colour.
This Guideline does not override any rights under Australian Consumer Law All information above is Referenced from: Standards Australia AS 2663.2-1999, Textiles – Fabrics for window furnishings – Coated curtain fabrics. Available from SAI Global. The Australian Consumer Law (ACL)
Other Important Information regarding fabrics and components:
We advise some light filter fabrics may fray regardless of the way in which they are cut. Blinds Downunder does not guarantee light filter fabrics against fraying.
Blinds Downunder advises some fabrics may experience Bagging or ‘V’ing, especially on larger blinds, this may occur on Blockout, Light Filtering and Screen blinds. The width of the blind as well as the weight of the fabric can contribute to this effect. Screen/Roller blinds wider than 2500mm and/or longer than 3000mm are more likely to bag. To reduce this effect, consider splitting the blind into several blinds, with roller blinds use our Linked Blind option. Soft backed fabrics are more likely to bag.
Blinds Downunder advises small blinds occasionally track and do not roll up straight.Curling of fabric is more likely on smaller blinds also.
Blinds Downunder recommends Mechanical Parts are treated with soft hands to prolong their lifespan.
Should you experience any of these problems please fill in our Editable Reworks form below and include photos and send to email@example.com
Care and Maintenance of Blind Fabrics
Blinds Downunder recommends general maintenance on all blinds. Surface dust should be removed with a duster or soft cloth. Fabric may be wiped with a damp sponge and dried with a clean cloth. Never use abrasive products or solvents / industrial based cleaners. Do not roll up fabric while fabric is still damp. Always test in a non-visible sample area first and let dry to avoid any possible damage to blinds, as a test for adverse effect. These are all recommendations from our fabric manufacture and is in accordance with their guidelines. View our Fabric Technical Specification and your range for manufactures guidance.