No matter what type of window blinds you have, be they vertical, wooden, fabric, blackout, or any other kind, these tips can help make maintenance and cleaning much easier.
How to Clean Your Blinds
- Make sure that you vacuum your blinds often, using the vacuum’s brush attachment. You can vacuum across the slats but don’t go in an up and down movement.
- Get a duster made of lamb’s wool and work across the slats, starting from the top. Avoid using plastic dusters that might scratch the blinds.
- If you have wooden blinds, it is okay to wet them to clean them, but be careful not to soak them. Rather clean wooden blinds in place instead of moving them as you would for other kinds of window blinds.
- A dry, rubber sponge that you would usually get at a paint or hardware store is ideal for removing reside and dust from vinyl and fabric blinds. Just wipe and dry the sponge firmly across your blinds. If you’re looking for new blinds, Made to Measure Blinds offer quality window blinds in the UK.
- When it comes to vacuuming or dusting down vertical blinds, make sure to brush in a downwards movement only, since slats can easily become unhooked if you try to brush in an upwards movement.
- If you just want to do a quick spot cleaning, use an all-purpose cleaner and spray it onto a soft, clean dry cloth. Wipe the dirty area of the blind, but don’t spray the cleaner directly onto the blind’s material.
- If you have vinyl or metal blinds, here is a quick and easy method to clean them: take the window blinds outside onto a driveway or patio and lie them on a small rug or carpet. Place a couple of drops of dishwashing liquid in a bucket of lukewarm water. Use a car-washing brush, wet it, and brush your blinds from left to right. Turn the blinds over and do the same thing on the other side. You can then rinse your blinds gently with your garden hosepipe while tilting the blind to allow the water to run off them. You can also prevent water spots from forming by running your fingers down the slats a few times to remove any excess water. Once you’re done cleaning your blinds, drape them over the couch or a fence to dry.
- If your fabric blinds become extremely dirty, you can take them to a professional dry cleaner.
- Never try to clean your blinds by spraying them with a power-hose the way you would wash your car. Also, avoid cleaning one slat at a time or dunking the entire window blind into a bath tub.
Blinds are a very popular type of window covering. They add a decorative touch while also protecting your privacy and allowing control over the light that enters a room. No matter what kinds of blinds you have, a vacuum and a brush attachment are great for going over them each time you clean the house. That way, you’ll only need to deep clean your blinds twice a year and you’ll increase their durability and longevity.