Blinds are essential to many homes and businesses, but they can be difficult to clean. While you might think that blinds should be cleaned like any other window treatment, that’s not the case! The best way to clean your blinds is by using the right cleaning products and tools.
You need to take down the blinds
In order to clean your blinds, you need to take them down. This is an essential step in this process and will save you a ton of time, effort, and energy if done properly. Before taking down the blinds, make sure all shades are closed. Also, make sure that any cords hanging from the bottom of the shutters are tied up so they don’t get in the way when you remove them from their brackets (or rails).
If you can’t remember how to do it yourself—or if there’s a chance that something could get damaged during removal—we recommend hiring someone with experience for this part of the job. Once your blinds are down and out of sight, vacuum them with a soft bristle attachment on your vacuum cleaner until they’re completely free of dust particles and debris (you may have to go over some areas multiple times).
The best way to clean your blinds
Cleaning your blinds is a simple, straightforward process. The key is to use a gentle cleaner and soft cloth — never abrasive scrubbers or sponges!
You need to vacuum them first
Before you even think about washing your blinds, vacuum them. This will remove dust and dirt particles that can get trapped in the fibers of the fabric and make it hard to wash out later on. A good thorough vacuum can also help to reduce the number of stains on your blinds.
You need to clean them one at a time
While cleaning your blinds is a task that may take some time, you can make the process go more smoothly by taking each blind one at a time. This way, you won’t have to worry about putting the wrong blind in the wrong spot. It also means you won’t have to worry about getting everything mixed up while trying to clean them all at once!
Of course, if you prefer to clean all of your blinds at once and hang them back up as soon as possible, that’s fine too! Just remember that it takes practice and patience when learning how to properly clean any type of window covering so give yourself plenty of time before attempting this task for the first time.
Clean them regularly
The best way to ensure that your blinds stay in good condition is simply by cleaning them. You should clean them every once in a while with a damp cloth or sponge and some soap and water. This will help remove any dust and dirt that has accumulated on the surface of the blinds. If you want to make sure that there is no dust left behind on the surface of your blinds, then you can use a vacuum cleaner instead of using a damp cloth or sponge.
You can use a wet rag – but be careful!
If you’re using a clean, damp microfiber cloth and making sure not to wring or rub the cloth, this is one of the gentlest ways to clean blinds. The fibers in the cloth will lift dust from your blinds without actually touching them. That said, don’t use paper towels or sponges (they’ll leave marks on your blinds) or brushes (they’ll scratch the surface of your blinds).
Make sure that when you’re washing your blinds, you always use warm water instead of cold water, because cold water can cause damage to fabrics and shrinkage. You can also use soap water for the cleaning if needed, but make sure that it’s not too strong so as not to damage the fabric or cause any color fading in it.
How to clean roller blinds?
Cleaning beautiful roller blinds is a breeze!
1. Remove the blinds from the window and lay them flat on a table or other surface.
2. Mix a solution of water and dishwashing liquid in a spray bottle (one part cleaner to three parts water).
3. Spray the solution on the blinds and wipe with a soft cloth, being careful not to soak through the fabric covering the rollers.
So, as you can see, there’s no reason to fret if your blinds are dirty. Simply take care of them one panel and one day at a time, and they’ll be back to looking like new in no time.
It’s easier than you think
All you need to clean your blinds is a vacuum cleaner and some common household items. Vacuum the blinds first, then use a damp rag or sponge dipped in warm water and mild detergent to wipe down all the surfaces. If you want more of an “ocean breeze” scent, add a few drops of essential oil (such as lemon or eucalyptus) to the water before cleaning.
Blinds may be made from different materials, including cloth and synthetic blends that can be cleaned with mild detergent. However, if you have wooden blinds with slats that separate into sections—and especially if they’re painted shut—you should avoid being too aggressive when cleaning them because excess moisture could cause swelling or warping of their laminated veneer.
Hopefully, this article has shown you how to clean your blinds in a safe, efficient manner.
There are a number of ways to clean your blinds. Both homemade solutions and commercial remedies work just fine if your blinds are simple enough that they don’t have any moving parts or restrictive tubes. Just keep in mind, though, that even the best cleaning methods aren’t going to be completely thorough if very dirty. If you have time and wish to make a cleaner more concentrated, it will help to remove the blinds entirely from the window and disassemble them into their individual parts for thorough cleaning. Ideally, you want a cleaning solution that will effectively break up dirt, grime, sweat, and grime without damaging the slats or off-gassing harmful chemicals into your home.