How to Clean Venetian Blinds

Venetian blinds are the stylish option when it comes to controlling how much light enters your home. But while they certainly look the part and are a practical alternative to fabric curtains, the slats that comprise these elegant blinds tend to attract dust like a magnet. Before long, your venetian blind will be harbouring a thick layer of dust, and if there are people with dust allergies or asthma living in your home, then it is important that you keep your venetian blinds completely dust free.

Thankfully, all that is required to keep your venetian blinds dust free is a single microfibre cloth and regular vacuuming of your home.

Microfibre cloths are different from standard cloths because they contain tiny fibres, each 200 times finer than a single human hair. These minute fibres collect and trap dust far more effectively than a standard cleaning cloth, and can also store 7 times their own weight in dirt and dust, making them the perfect weapon against dust.

Keeping Your Blinds Dust Free

  1. Each week, vacuum your home. This will prevent dust from building up on your blinds. Use the upholstery attachment so you can properly vac any hard to reach places.
  2. On a monthly basis, run your microfibre cloth carefully over all the slats of the blind. The tiny fibres in the cloth will act like a magnet, picking up any dust particles in their vicinity. IMPORTANT – be careful not to cut yourself on any sharp edges!

Cleaning Stains and Grime from Venetian Blinds

For blinds that have become particularly dirty or stained, more drastic action will be required. While there are a number of cleaning solutions you can purchase, the safest option is to simply wash the blinds in the bath using a mild soapy solution. We recommend reading the manufacturer’s instructions first to avoid ruining the warranty.

  1. Remove the blind from the window and lay it in the bath on top of a towel so as to prevent scratching.
  2. Submerge the blind in water and add a small amount of washing up liquid.
  3. Leave the blind soaking for 30 minutes before gently cleaning the slats with a microfibre cloth. The microfibre cloth will help to remove any particularly stubborn dirt particules.
  4. Rinse the blind with clean water before hanging it out to dry on a fence or washing line. IMPORTANT – always read the manufacturer’s instructions first as you could void the warranty.