How to Properly Clean Blinds

How to Properly Clean Blinds
May 8, 2017 The Vertical Factory
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How to Properly Clean Blinds

clean window blindsCleaning your blinds is an oft-forgotten chore, but the reality is that dirty blinds not only begin to look unseemly, but they also build up dust and other allergens. Luckily, cleaning your blinds is not a difficult task, and in this article, we will give you a few pointers on how to clean blinds of all kinds quickly and thoroughly.

Simple Cleaning

For a simple, weekly cleaning, use the brush attachment on your vacuum hose to dust each side of your blinds (vacuuming across the slats for horizontal blinds and down the slats for vertical blinds). Another good tool for a simple dusting is a feather duster (use a lamb wool duster for the best results), or, for harder to reach places, you can even use an old sock or glove on your hand.

Thorough Cleaning

Light dust that isn’t picked up by a vacuum or duster can be removed with a little Windex or, for a more natural cleaning agent, a 50-50 blend of water and vinegar. Anytime you clean your blinds with a liquid agent, test the liquid on a small, unnoticeable area to ensure it does not damage or discolor your blinds, and dry your blinds quickly and thoroughly after applying any chemicals. If a more thorough cleaning is necessary, check the type of material your blinds are made of and clean accordingly.

Plastic blinds can be dusted and then removed and soaked in warm water for an hour to loosen any debris. Remove any remaining debris with a microfiber cloth and let the blinds hang dry.

Fabric blinds should not be cleaned with household liquids but can often be cleaned at a dry cleaner or a blinds specialist.

If dusting and a light cleaning agent does not work on wooden blinds, consult a blinds specialist such as The Vertical Factory that has the expertise to clean your blinds thoroughly and safely. The Vertical Factory has 25 years of experience supplying Santa Clarita residents and businesses with the highest quality window shades, blinds, and shutters, and their in-home or on-site consultations are 100% free. It’s always a good time to upgrade your window treatments, so stop into our showroom and see our products for yourself.


The Vertical Factory
26859 Bouquet Canyon Rd, Suite C
Santa Clarita, CA 91350