Venetian blinds are a popular window covering found in many homes. Their horizontal slats allow you to control light and privacy while adding style to your windows. However, like any home furnishing, Venetian blinds attract dust and need regular cleaning. Here are tips for keeping your blinds looking their best with light dusting and occasional deep cleaning.
It's best to clean your blinds regularly to prevent dust and dirt buildup. Light cleaning once every one to two weeks works for most homes.
For a more thorough clean every six months to one year, deep clean your blinds:
Wood blinds should only be dusted to prevent warping, cracking, and water damage to the natural wood. Follow these steps:
Vinyl and faux wood blinds can be cleaned much like aluminum blinds. Follow the deep cleaning steps above using mild detergent, water and white vinegar to wash. Rinse and dry completely after cleaning.
Check your manufacturer’s instructions first. Then vacuum fabric blinds using an upholstery brush rather than washing. If needed, spot treat stains by gently dabbing with mild detergent and a clean sponge. Air dry fully after spot cleaning.
If your blinds are too large to fit in a bathtub, take them outside for cleaning. Lay blinds on a flat surface covered by an old sheet or towels. Use your garden hose sprayer to rinse away debris. Then use a sponge with detergent and water to scrub each slat clean. Rinse again. Let blinds dry completely before rehanging inside.
To clean blinds while still hanging, fill a spray bottle with equal parts white vinegar and warm water. Lightly mist a microfiber cloth with solution and wipe each slat clean. Dry immediately with a clean towel to prevent drips. Repeat on the other side.
To keep your blinds cleaner longer:
With regular easy dusting and occasional deep cleaning, you can keep your Venetian blinds looking fresh and new. Follow these tips and you’ll have sparkling clean blinds enhancing your windows.
Harry Virk is the director of CleaningPro Auckland. He has years of experience in the cleaning industry and his company is expert at providing exceptional cleaning services in Auckland. He has a passion for helping people and making sure that their homes are clean, tidy, and ready for visitors.