Care & Cleaning

Operation of Roller Blinds
Wynstan offers two different types of controls for Roller Blinds:
Chain Control:
The chain loop can be found at the side of the blind. To raise or lower the blind simply pull on the side of the loop. Once the blind is in the desired position you can let go of the chain.
Motorised:
Please refer to the separate operating instructions that came with your remote or app.

Cleaning
Cleaning of Roller Blinds is reasonably simple. You can choose to do it yourself or have them professionally cleaned. If you decide to clean them yourself, please follow the instructional steps listed:
1. Most dust can be removed with the soft brush attachment of your vacuum cleaner. If you do not have one of these brushes, then try a cotton sock over your hand or a feather duster.
2. To remove light marks on the Roller Blind, Wynstan suggests using a new damp cloth. Avoid excess moisture on the cloth.
3. For stubborn marks, you may need to use a mild cleaning agent. This should be tested on a small inconspicuous area first to ensure the cleaning agent will not damage the fabric. Before using any cleaning agent, Wynstan recommends that you contact your local showroom for further advice.
4. If the mark still has not been removed, then try removing it with a light rub of a rubber or eraser.

Operation of Roman Blinds
Wynstan offers two different types of controls for Roman Blinds:
Cord Control:
To raise, pull on the cord until you have reached the desired position, then pull the cord outwards to lock it into place. To lower, pull the cord across again, and slowly release the cord back into the head box until the blind is in the desired position. Then simply pull the cord to the side again to lock it into position.
Motorised:
Please refer to the separate operating instructions that came with your remote or app.

Cleaning
Cleaning of Roman Blinds is reasonably simple. You can choose to do it yourself or have them professionally cleaned. If you decide to clean them yourself, please follow the instructional steps listed:
1. Most dust can be removed with the soft brush attachment of your vacuum cleaner. If you do not have one of these brushes, then try a cotton sock over your hand or a feather duster.
2. To remove light marks on the Roman Blind, Wynstan suggests using a new damp cloth. Avoid excess moisture on the cloth.
3. For stubborn marks, you may need to use a mild cleaning agent. This should be tested on a small inconspicuous area first to ensure the cleaning agent will not damage the fabric. Before using any cleaning agent, Wynstan recommends that you contact your local showroom for further advice.
4. If the mark still has not been removed, then try removing it with a light rub of a rubber or eraser.

Operation of Veri Shades®
Wynstan offers one type of control for Veri Shades®:
Wand Control:
For a cordless and enhanced child safe solution, opt for the traversing Wand operation. Using just one hand, simply rotate the fabric blades and draw the vanes across

Cleaning
1. Surface dust can be easily removed using a clean soft brush or feather duster.
2. To remove dirt and grime, simply wipe the fabric blades with a sponge soaked in lukewarm water. If marks are still visible, add a little mild detergent and gently dry with a clean cloth.
3. There can be significant variations between fabrics used in Veri Shades®, therefore we recommend that you spot clean a small area as a test first.

Operation of Vertical Blinds
At the side of the blind you will find two loops of cords: a synthetic cord and a beaded cord. By pulling one side of the synthetic cord loop, the vertical slats will move sideways along the track. The beaded cord will open and close the slats. Simply pull on one side of the beaded cord loop until you have found the desired position.

Note: Do not move the slats sideways while the blind is in the closed position. Vertical Blinds are not designed to be moved while closed. Movement while closed may cause damage to the mechanisms inside the track. Also, if the window is open, the verticals must be in the open position to allow air to pass.

Cleaning
Cleaning of Vertical Blinds is reasonably simple. You can choose to clean them yourself or have them professionally cleaned. If you decide to clean them yourself, please follow the instructional guide below:
1. Most dust can be removed with the soft brush attachment of your vacuum cleaner. If you do not have one of these brushes, then try a cotton sock over your hand or a feather duster.
2. To remove light marks on the Vertical Drapes, Wynstan suggests using a new damp cloth. Avoid excess moisture on the cloth.
3. For stubborn marks you may need to use a mild cleaning agent. This should be tested on a small inconspicuous area first to ensure the cleaning agent will not damage the fabric. Before using any cleaning agent, Wynstan recommends that you contact your local showroom for further advice.
4. If the mark still has not been removed, then try removing it with a light rub of a rubber or eraser.
5. In the past, some Vertical Blinds were washed in baths and washing machines. This may clean the slats effectively, however it may cause damage to the fabric. Wynstan does not advise washing the Vertical Drapes in this manner.

Operation of Venetians
1. When raising and lowering the blind, the slats must be in the horizontal open position.
2. When opening the window, do not put your hand through the slats. Raise the blind then open the window. This will reduce unnecessary wear and buckling of the cords and slats.

Wynstan offers three different types of controls for Venetians:
Cord Control:
At the side of your Venetian, you will find two sets of cords. The first is a set that is joined together by a pull-apart Child Safety Device. This cord will raise and lower the blind. To raise the Venetians, pull on the cord until you have reached the desired position. Then pull the cord to one side to lock it into place. To lower the Venetians, pull the cord to the opposite side, then slowly release the cord back into the head box until the blind is in the desired position. Then simply pull the cord to the side to lock it into position.
The other set of cords will open and close the blind. They work in opposite directions to each other. Pulling one cord down will fully close the Venetian in one direction, while pulling the other cord down will close it in the opposite direction.
Cords and Wand Control (Aluminium Venetians):
Venetians are operated by the combination of a cord and a wand. The cord raises the blind, while the wand opens and closes the blind.
To raise the Venetians, pull on the cord until you have reached the desired position, then pull the cord outwards and lock it into place. To lower the Venetians, pull the cord towards the center of the blind and slowly release the cord back into the head box until the blind is in the desired position. Then simply pull the cord outward again to lock it into position.
The wand will open and close the Venetian. A simple twist of the wand will tilt the slats and open the blind allowing light through. Beware not to over twist the Venetian.
Motorised:
Please refer to the separate operating instructions that came with your remote or app.

Cleaning
Cleaning of Venetians is reasonably simple. You can choose to do it yourself or have them professionally cleaned. If you decide to clean them yourself, please follow the instructional guide below:
1. Venetians should be cleaned on a regular basis to prevent build up of foreign materials.
2. Most dust can be removed with the soft brush attachment of your vacuum cleaner. If you do not have one of those brushes, try a cotton sock over your hand or a feather duster.
3. To remove light marks from the slats, Wynstan suggests using a new damp cloth. Avoid excess moisture on
the cloth.
4. For stubborn marks, you may need to use a mild cleaning agent. This should be tested on a small inconspicuous area first to ensure the cleaning agent will not damage the blind. Before using any cleaning agent, Wynstan recommends that you contact your local showroom for further advice.
5. Do not let rain fall on the blinds. If the blinds do get wet, they should be dried immediately.
6. In seaside locations the salt from the sea mist should be cleaned off on a regular basis. Every two weeks is recommended.
7. To slow the effects of fading from the sun, Wynstan recommends that you alternate the side of the slats that are facing the sun.

Operation of Vision Blinds
Chain Control:
The chain loop can be found at the side of the blind. To raise or lower the blind simply pull on the side of the loop. Once the blind is in the desired position you can let go of the chain.
Motorised:
Please refer to the separate operating instructions that came with your remote or app.

Cleaning
Cleaning the Vision Blind is reasonably simple. You can choose to clean them yourself or have them professionally cleaned. If you decide to clean them yourself, please follow the instructional steps listed:
1. Most dust can be removed with the soft brush attachment of your vacuum cleaner. If you do not have one of these brushes, try a cotton sock over your hand or feather duster.
2. To remove light marks from the Vision Blind, Wynstan suggests using a new damp cloth. Avoid excess moisture on the cloth.
3. For stubborn marks, Wynstan suggests you contact a professional cleaning company.

Operation of Panel Glides
Wynstan offers one type of control for Panel Glides:
Wand Control:
Find the wand in the middle or at the side of the blind. To open or close the blind, simply pull the wand sideways until the panels are in the desired position.

Cleaning
Cleaning of Panel Glides is reasonably simple. You can choose to clean them yourself or have them professionally cleaned. If you decide to clean them yourself, please follow the instructional guide below:
1. Most dust can be removed with the soft brush attachment of your vacuum cleaner.
2. To remove light marks on the Panel Glides, Wynstan suggests using a new damp cloth. Avoid excess moisture on the cloth.
3. For stubborn marks, you may need to use a mild cleaning agent. This should be tested on a small inconspicuous area first to ensure the cleaning agent will not damage the fabric. Before using any cleaning agent, Wynstan recommends that you contact your local showroom for further advice.
4. I f the mark still has not been removed, try removing the mark with a light rub of a rubber or eraser.
5. For stubborn marks, Wynstan suggests you contact a professional cleaning company.

Operation of Whisper Sheer Blinds
Wynstan offers two different types of controls for Whisper Sheer Blinds:
Cord:
The cord loop can be found at the side of the blind. This cord has two functions. The first is raising and lowering the blind. The second is opening and closing the vanes. If you pull on one side of the cord loop, the blind will lower. Once it has reached the bottom of the window, the blind will stop lowering and the vanes will start to open. To close or raise the blind, just pull the other side of the
cord loop. Stop pulling the cord at anytime when you have reached the desired position.
Motorised:
Please refer to the separate operating instructions that came with your remote or app.

Cleaning
Cleaning of Whisper Sheers is reasonably simple, should choose to clean them yourself or have them professionally cleaned, please follow the instructional guide below:
1. Most dust can be removed with the soft brush attachment of your vacuum cleaner. If you do not have one of these brushes, try a cotton sock over your hand or feather duster.
2. Foreign materials inside the cells of the blind can be removed with a vacuum cleaner placed at the end of the cell.
3. To remove light marks from the Whisper Cellular, Wynstan suggests using a new damp cloth. Avoid excess moisture on the cloth.
4. For stubborn marks, Wynstan suggests you contact a professional cleaning company.

Operation of Whisper Cellular Blinds
Wynstan offers four different types of controls for Whisper Cellulars:
CordLock:
To raise the blind, pull on the cord until you have reached the desired height. Then pull the cord to one side to lock the blind in place. To lower the blind, pull the cord to one side and lower the blind to the desired position. Pull the cord back to one side to lock it into place.
CordLoop:
The cord loop can be found at the side of the blind. The cord will raise and lower the blind. Pull on the cord in the direction you want the blind to move. CordLoop is supported by a spring which makes movement of the blind easier.
CordLess:
To lower the blind, pull on the bottom of the blind until you reach the desired position. To raise the blind, push up on the bottom of the blind until you reach the desired height.
Motorised:
Please refer to the separate operating instructions that came with your remote or app.

Cleaning
Whisper Cellulars are made of a non-woven polyester and therefore do not allow dust to cling, coupled with the regular operation of your blinds which causes most dust to fall off. However, if you choose to clean them yourself or have them professionally cleaned, please follow the instructional guide below:
1. Most dust can be removed with the soft brush attachment of your vacuum cleaner. If you do not have one of these brushes, try a cotton sock over your hand or feather duster.
2. Foreign materials inside the cells of the blind can be removed with a vacuum cleaner placed at the end of the cell.
3. To remove light marks from the Whisper Cellular, Wynstan suggests using a new damp cloth. Avoid excess moisture on the cloth.
4. For stubborn marks, Wynstan suggests you contact a professional cleaning company.

Cleaning
Cleaning of external Alumium and Stainless Steel is simple enough, being outdoors also means you can generally use a hose or bucket to soak and rinse the frame with water. After rinsing, apply a mild detergent by mop or sponge and rinse off thoroughly and allow to air dry.

Cleaning your doors or grilles is important, as all mesh acts as a filter, trapping airborne dirt and salt. These trapped substances can affect the mesh, grille or frame of the product causing corrosion of the paint and metal over time. Therefore, it is essential that routine maintenance is performed using the table below.

To clean the products, Wynstan recommends that you use a wash and wax car wash. Add the amount prescribed on the bottle with water, then with the aid of a soft sponge, wipe the door or the grille over. Once finished, rinse the door or grille with water.

Environment

Description

Cleaning Interval
MildMore than 10kms from beach front or sheltered bayEvery 6 months
Moderate1km to 10kms from the beach front, sheltered bay or industrial areaEvery 2 to 3 months
Marine500m to 1km from beach front, sheltered bay or industrial areaEvery 2 to 3 weeks
Severe MarineLess then 500m from beach front, sheltered bay or industrial areaEvery 1 to 2 weeks

Operation of Timber & Fauxwood Plantation Shutters
Take note of the details below to learn about the operation of shutters.

Opening the blades
Clearview System: These will open by twisting the slats. You should do this by using both hands so that an equal amount of force is placed on the top and bottom of the blades you are trying to open.
Centre Tilt Bar: Move the Centre Tilt Bar in the direction you wish the blades to move.

Opening Your Plantation Shutters
Note: all shutter blades must be closed before opening your shutters out.
Hinged: With care, pull the shutters open. Use two hands to direct equal force on the shutter.
Bi-Fold: With care, pull the shutter towards you. The shutter will fold up against the other shutter next to it. Continue until the shutter is fully open.
Sliding: With care, slide the shutter to the side of the window or door.

Cleaning
Cleaning of Timber and Fauxwood Plantation Shutters is not a difficult process. Should you choose to do it yourself or have them cleaned professionally, please follow these instructions:
1. Shutters should be cleaned on a regular basis to prevent build up of foreign materials.
2. Most dust can be removed with the soft brush attachment of your vacuum cleaner. If you do not have one of these brushes, try a cotton sock over your hand or a feather duster.
3. To remove light marks from the slats, Wynstan suggests using a new damp cloth. Avoid excess moisture on the cloth.
4. For stubborn marks, you may need to use a mild cleaning agent. This should be tested on a small inconspicuous area first to ensure the cleaning agent will not damage the shutters. Before using any cleaning agent, Wynstan recommends that you contact your local showroom for further advice.
5. Do not let rain fall on the shutters. If the shutters get wet, they should be dried immediately.
6. In seaside locations, the salt from the sea mist should be cleaned off on a regular basis. Every two weeks is recommended.
7. To slow the effects of fading from the sun, Wynstan recommends that you alternate the side of the slats that are facing the sun.

Operation of Alumium Shutters
Take note of the details below to learn about the operation of shutters.

Opening the blades
Clearview System: These will open by twisting the slats. You should do this by using both hands so that an equal amount of force is placed on the top and bottom of the blades you are trying to open.

Opening Your Plantation Shutters
Note: all shutter blades must be closed before opening your shutters out.
Hinged: With care, pull the shutters open. Use two hands to direct equal force on the shutter.
Bi-Fold: With care, pull the shutter towards you. The shutter will fold up against the other shutter next to it. Continue until the shutter is fully open.
Sliding: With care, slide the shutter to the side of the window or door.

Cleaning
Cleaning of Alumium Shutters is not a difficult process. Being outdoors means you can generally use a hose or bucket to soak and rinse the blades with water. After rinsing, apply a mild detergent by mop or sponge and rinse off thoroughly and allow to air dry or use a cloth to remove excess water to avoid streaks.
See opposite page for a list of methods for cleaning our Alumium and Stainless Steel products. These methods aid in offering you the longest product life possible. It is essential that routine maintenance is performed.

Operation of Awnings
Wynstan offers five different types of controls for Awnings:
Crank Control:
Wind the crank until the awning is in the desired position and, where possible, fasten the awning to the fixings.
Motorised/Automated:
Please refer to the separate operating instructions that came with your remote or app.
Rope or Tape: can be fit into your home, offering internal control via a winding lever. Turn the handle until the awning is in the desired position.
Spring loaded:
Spring loaded awnings can be pulled into a position that locks the awning in position. To unlock the awning twist the main bar to cause the awning to automatically retract.
Internal Crank/Winch:
Wind the lever to position your awning in the ideal position.
Please follow the advice below:
1. Make sure that your awnings are pulled up when raining.
2. Do not roll up when wet. This will cause damage to the fabric and increase the likelihood of mildew growth.
3. I n high winds, roll up your awning. It will act as a sail on the side of your wall and could be pulled from the wall by the wind.

All the external awning fabrics are designed to lock in colour and provide easy cleaning for a prolonged life. Mildew growth is not supported by the fabric but foreign materials that build up on the fabric can lead to mildew growth.

Cleaning
The best way to keep your awning fabric looking like new and delay deep vigorous cleaning is to hose off the awning on a monthly basis or when foreign materials come into contact with the awning.
When deeper cleaning is required, you will need to use a mild cleaning agent. This should be tested on a small inconspicuous area first to ensure the cleaning agent will not damage the fabric. Before using any cleaning agent, Wynstan recommends that you contact your local showroom for further advice.

Tips for cleaning an Awning:
• When cleaning the awning use a soft bristle brush to clean them.
• Only use cold water.
• Air dry when finished.

Warning:
Awnings can be installed in areas where a ladder is needed to reach them. Wynstan does not recommend that you clean any awning that is out of your reach. In this case, Wynstan recommends that you get a professional to clean your awnings.

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