Keeping your Venetian blinds clean

We all want a neat and tidy home, but there are some tasks we put off until they really need to be done…

Venetian blinds seem to fall into this category! However, with quick and simple regular care they don’t have to become a major cleaning task. Follow our tips to keeping them clean and you may just be able to avoid that dreaded ‘deep clean’.

  • Remove Stains First

Let’s start by checking your blinds for any stains or spots. If you do find any, first try going over them with a paper towel or clean dry soft cloth. If that doesn’t do the trick, try using a slightly damp cloth before moving on to a gentle cleaning product, like a multi-purpose cleaning spray.

  • A Thorough Dusting

Once you’ve spot-cleaned your Venetians, you can move on to giving them a thorough dusting. Again, a good quality soft cloth should do the job.

Tilt your blinds all the way closed and run the cloth carefully over each slat. If it hasn’t been long since your last cleaning you can do this with a duster instead. Once you’re finished with one side, tilt the blinds in the other direction and do the same.

We also like the idea of doing this with a cleaning glove or even an old clean sock over your hand. This gives you a good amount of control over what you’re cleaning and also allows you to go around the blinds’ cords where dust tends to build up. Just be sure never to exert too much pressure on any one slat.

If you’re so inclined, you can also hand vacuum the slats using the soft brush attachment. Run it very lightly over each slat, doing a quick check on the first one to make sure it isn’t inadvertently scratching the slat’s surface.

  • Wipe Down Clean

If you find that a dusting isn’t going to get the job done properly, you will need to wipe your blinds clean. This can be done with a little warm water and a soft clean cloth, or an eco-friendly cleaning product. After completing the slat cleaning, wipe each slat dry with a paper towel or dry soft cloth.

Lastly, take some time to go over your Venetian blind with a dryer sheet as this will help repel dust build up over time.

So, there you have it, being careful, methodical and regular with your cleaning will see your Venetian blinds remain happy and healthy for the longest possible time.

If you have any blind care questions, please contact us for advice.

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