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Window treatment cleaning tool

Image Number 2 for United States Patent #6862770.

A cleaning tool for removing debris from a cellular window treatment having one or more cells, each cell having a width. The tool comprises a handle for gripping the tool and a wand portion attached to the handle. The wand portion has a first telescoping section of a first diameter, a second telescoping section of a second diameter, and a third telescoping section of a third diameter. The first diameter is less than the cell width, the second diameter is less than the first diameter, and the third diameter is less than the second diameter. The first, second and third telescoping sections are movable between a closed collapsed position and an open, extended position. Each of the first, second and third telescoping section has an external surface. The tool further comprises a coating mounted to at least one of the external surfaces of the first, second or third telescoping section, the coating being formed from a tacky material. Preferably the handle includes at least one finger grip. The tool is used by inserting the wand portion into the at least one cell, whereupon the tacky material will touch the debris, causing the debris to be removed from the cell when the wand is removed from the cell.

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