Today our post is going to focus on Venetian blinds and how to clean them. We all know the clear advantages of having blinds as opposed to curtains. The question is how do you clean them? The one advantage with most blinds, and especially Venetian blinds is that they’re easy enough to clean, and you don’t have to take them down to do it. However, if you have curtains or nets, then they usually have to be taken down and dry cleaned and/thrown into the washing machine.
Don’t Make it Harder Than it Needs To Be
There is a lot more horizontal surface area with Venetian blinds and there can be a few more slats, but this doesn’t mean they should be a nightmare to clean. With a little careful thought and consideration, cleaning your Venetian blinds can be a quick job you don’t have to spend too much time on.
Shut Position and Get the Gloves Ready
To begin with, if you want to make it simpler, make sure your Venetian blinds are in the shut position before you start. Put on some protective gloves, preferably a pair of gloves which are made specially to attract dust, paper towels are also good as are clothes dryer sheets. Just draw them along each slat slowly until each one has had dust and grime removed.
Vacuuming Venetian Blinds?
Yes, vacuuming the blinds is one way to clean the slats, obviously, you’ll need an upholstery attachment or you can even buy one specially for cleaning blinds. It’s important not to use too strong a suction or you could break individual slats, so keep this in mind.
Wooden Venetian Blinds
Wooden Venetian blinds will need to be cleaned differently, water or any liquid won’t be suitable for wood because it’s a very absorbent material. If used, the water could warp the slats when drying. It could also de-laminate the wood and damage the finish, which could also lead to peeling. Use simple light dry dusting methods and avoid liquids altogether.
Knight Shades – The Blinds Specialists
Still have question on cleaning your Venetian blinds? You can always get in touch, we’re here to help you, we’re a specialist blind company that prides itself on blind installation and design. We can tailor our blinds to suit your home and your personal tastes with bespoke design and manufacture, and we’re very experienced in domestic and commercial installation. Good luck with your cleaning and let us know if you have any questions!