Blind Maintenance & Cleaning: Expert Tips & Tricks

Looking for quick and easy ways to clean your vertical blinds, venetian blinds, or roller blinds? While cleaning your blinds can seem like a hassle, regular maintenance is the easiest way to ensure the ongoing quality of your window blinds. Below, we break down and explain some easy, fail-proof methods for cleaning that require only a few simple tools! Read on to find out more.  Before you start cleaning your blinds, it’s essential to find out what fabric or material it is from your supplier.  Some fabrics or materials may need professional blind cleaning services.

How to Clean Venetian Blinds and Vertical Blinds

Venetian blinds or vertical blinds are both slatted, and this makes them slightly more difficult to clean. For slatted blinds, the easiest way to clean them is with a feather duster, a vacuum, a microfibre cloth, or an old sock. The tips below can help for both a light and thorough cleaning.

Light Cleaning for Maintenance

Regular light cleaning is the easiest way to maintain your blinds and prevent the accumulation of dust. For light maintenance, simply use a duster, or better yet, a vacuum to remove the outer layer of dust from your blinds. Start from the top of the blind and work your way down for ultimate efficiency.

Thorough Blind Cleaning

To give your blinds a thorough clean, you will need a cloth and a bucket of soapy water (using a mild detergent). Take your cloth and pinch the blind slats, covering both sides at the same time, pull the cloth along to wipe away the dust and dirt. You’ll be surprised at how much dirt the cloth removes!

Make sure the cloth is damp to dry when you use it. For particularly grimy blinds, add a little baking soda to your soapy water to help break-down the dirt build-up.

This method is suitable for aluminium, wood, and faux wood Venetian blinds, as well as vertical blind designs.

Cleaning Hard-to-Reach Corners

To get dust out of hard-to-reach corners, an old sock turned inside out will do just the trick! Put the sock on like a glove, use a little window cleaner on the part you wish to clean, and wipe away dirt easily with your sock puppet.

Heavy-Duty Cleaning (Aluminium Venetians Only)

While the first two steps are perfect for wooden Venetian blinds, faux wood blinds, and aluminium blinds, heavy-duty cleaning is only suitable for aluminium Venetians.

When it comes to roller blinds, sunscreen blinds, and thermal blinds, cleaning is fairly straightforward—typically much more so than with roller blinds!

Light Cleaning for Maintenance

While you can always deep clean your blinds to make them pristine again, light maintenance on a regular basis means your blinds will always be a breeze to clean, and will continue to look sleek and stylish with no hassle needed.

For a quick clean to remove a light layer of dust, simply wipe them down with a duster or damp cloth. If your blinds are slightly damp afterward, make sure to leave them unrolled to fully dry before rerolling them. Easy as pie!

Heavy-Duty Cleaning

If your roller blinds are thick with dust and need to be thoroughly cleaned, you can lay them in a tub of soapy water, as you would with vertical blinds. Likewise, leave them to soak for 2-3 hours before removing them and wiping away any unstuck dirt with a sponge. Leave them to fully dry before rehanging. Contact Home Vision Blinds today for top-quality blinds in New Zealand.

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