Whether you inherited dirty blinds when you moved in, or if you’ve simply built up grime over the years, faux wood blinds are a snap to clean!
We recommend cleaning faux wood blinds twice a year to keep dust, allergens and germs at bay.
What’s the easiest way to dust faux wood blinds?
Blinds can be dust magnets and are notoriously tedious to clean. Many people put off this chore, but it’s fast and easy with a soft, microfiber cloth.
You can swipe slats clean with a microfiber cloth or feather duster. Prevent dust buildup by wiping with a dusting spray.
How do I get the layers of built up dirt and gunk off my faux wood blinds?
Faux wood blind slats are manmade so they’re water-safe. Scrub them clean with a microfiber cloth dipped in warm soapy water. Do not use abrasive cleaners which may damage the finish or paint. Dry each slat with a clean cloth.
Routeless blinds slats (those with no holes through the middle) can be removed from for easier cleaning. Slide them back in when you’re done and re-align notches with the cords.
Do not submerge blinds or get headrail and internal components wet, as they can rust and deteriorate.
I want to disinfect my faux wood blinds. How can I do this without damaging them?
In germy places like bathrooms or kitchens you may want to disinfect your blinds. Mix 1 part water, 1 part white vinegar to create a germ-killing solution.
Swipe all slats with the solution and a clean cloth. Dry each slat with another cloth.
Need More Help?
Find more information in our cleaning guide, the helpful posts below, or speak with one of our window treatment experts at 800-505-1905.
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