Cleaning Blinds
the how to's


Cleaning Blinds - There are many types, mini, horizontal, vertical, cellular, roman, venetian, Thermal, and a host of others to choose from.

Levelor seems to be the favorite and end up on most windows.

For the most part they are easy to install and take down for cleaning.

Verticals are what we see on many apartment windows today.

They can be washed down very easily, and they last for a very long time. Whatever choice you make for your windows, make sure they can be easily cleaned.

Think of Paper Blinds when you need to have something temporary in your home.


feather duster
blind cleaner

Cleaning Blinds with a feather duster:

  • You can push the dust off of each slat very easily with this.
  • There are dusters that fit in between the slats, and will usually clean four or five at a time.  You can spray them with an anti-dust repellant that will remove the dust.
  • You can also use a rag with the anti-dust repellant and go over them.
  • If you have a vacuum cleaner with attachments, you can use the brush and vacuum over each slat to remove the dust.


washing blinds

  • Cleaning Blinds is made easy by filling a bucket with warm water and some liquid detergent.  Add a capful of bleach and use a soft cloth to go over each individual slat.
  • You can wipe both sides at one time.

  • If your slats are wood, do not use water to clean them.
  • They will warp and look worn in a short amount of time.
  • I have found that a little lemon oil on a soft rag will do just fine.
  •  If not too big, most other types of blinds can be taken down and placed in the tub to wash.
  • Fill the tub with warm water,  some liquid detergent and a capful of bleach.
  • Place them in the tub and allow to soak for about 15 minutes.  Then take a soft brush and go over each of the slats.   When you’re done, drain off the water and rinse them off.
    You can place them outside to dry or lay down some towels over plastic bags, placing the blinds on top to dry.
  • You can of course take them outside and wash them down with the hose.   Just lay them out totally open, fill your bucket with some warm water, liquid detergent and a capful of bleach.  Use a soft brush and go over them.  Then rinse with the hose and hang to dry.  Replace when finished.


ultra sonic cleaning

  • This is a method of cleaning blinds that is being used today.
  • It is quite simple and very good.   The Blinds are placed into a container of soapy water and very powerful sound waves are added that gently clean the blinds, the cords, and the headers of each blind.
  • The great thing about this process is they do it on site.
  • They remove your blinds, take them to their truck for cleaning, return them and rehang.
  • They look brand new when done.  Look for specials in your areas and use them.
  • This is a great service and it will save an enormous amount of your valuable time.

While Cleaning Blinds, ever wonder where the venetian blind originated?

Useful Resources:

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