There are many advantages to having clean blinds around the house. I don’t know about you, but I clean my faux-wood venetian blinds quite frequently because the dirt shows up easily on the white surface. I love to keep my home looking clean and like new, so I quickly clean the blinds once per week. You can always learn more online about blind cleaning tips and tricks by following our blog!
There are a few different ways to clean faux-wood venetian blinds, and the technique to choose largely depends upon the location of the blinds.
Blinds in Common Rooms, Bedrooms
Cleaning faux-wood venetian blinds in common rooms (such as the living room, family room, dining room, or basement) means simply vacuuming with a dust brush or microfiber cloths.
Using A Vacuum
Close the blinds all the way, grab the vacuum handle with the dust brush attachment, and slowly move the head across the blinds until the entire surface has been covered. Rotate the blinds so the other face is showing and repeat the vacuuming. Tip: Keep the vacuum on the lowest power setting to prevent damaging the blinds.
Using Microfiber Cloths
If you don’t have one of these vacuum attachments, microfiber cloths can get the job done, too. A great way to use this cloth is to grab your tongs from the kitchen, wrap one microfiber cloth around each head of the tong, and attach it with a rubber band. This way you can lightly pinch the slat of the blind and clean both sides with one swoop. This will speed up the chore, so you’ll be done in no time!
We recommend using microfiber cloths specifically (rather than a feather duster). The microfibers grab the dust particles from the blinds, whereas the feather duster simply pushes the dust into the air. You can wash and dry the microfiber cloths which actually gets rid of the dirt instead of moving it around.
Blinds in the Kitchen
There’s a different method for cleaning blinds in the kitchen because the kitchen exposes the blinds to grease and other tough agents that are not removable by vacuum or microfiber cloth alone. Don’t fret as the cleaning method is still very simple.
Using Vinegar and a Sock
Distilled white vinegar is a powerful natural cleaning agent because of its acidic levels. Unlike other cleaning chemicals, the vinegar will not damage the faux-wood look of your venetian blinds, but it is still strong enough to remove the grease, dirt, and grime that has accrued on the blinds.
To create the mixture: fill a bowl with one part water and one part distilled white vinegar.
Grab an old sock and stick your hand inside. Dip your fingers in the bowl of water and vinegar. Then, grab the slat of the blind between your fingers and thumb and run your hand along the entire length of each slat. Similar to the way the tongs and microfiber cloths clean the blinds in the other rooms, sliding your hand inside the sock along the blind allows you to clean quickly.
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