How to Clean (Even the Grimiest) Faux Wood Blinds

Abigail Sawyer | 25 Mar 2020 | Clean

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 an Easy Clean Duster!


The fuzzy arms remove dust from both sides of the slats at once, saving you time. You can get a duster at for just $15.

dusting spray

If you don’t have an Easy Clean Duster, you can swipe slats clean with a microfiber cloth or feather duster – it’ll just take a little more time. 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?

wet duster

Faux wood blind slats are manmade so they’re water-safe. Scrub them clean with an Easy Clean Duster or 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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  • About Author

    Abigail Sawyer is a Senior Social Media Specialist for She's a home improvement junkie who is currently restoring a 1972 cottage with the help of her husband and goldendoodle, Biscuit. Walking in the footsteps of Martha Stewart, she’s happiest when she’s crafting or whipping up a new recipe; although nothing beats curling up with a good book and some Girl Scout Cookies. Follow her on twitter + instagram at @whatabigailsaw