How To Clean Venetian Blinds In Bathrooms and Kitchens

 

How to clean Venetian Blinds in bathrooms and kitchens, they look great when new.

Providing resistance to moisture, don’t scratch and don’t fade. Overall are a good investment for your home.

So to get the most from your Venetian blinds they need maintaining regularly.

Checking now and again and any signs of changes you can easily keep up with to keep your blinds in ship shape.

Here are a few tips on how you can clean your Venetian blinds in your bathroom or kitchen safely.

How to Clean your Venetian Blinds Safley

 

Dusting 

Dust accumulates and rests on slats over time and makes the blind look a little grubby, so light dusting is advised every week or so.

You can buy special Venetian blind dusters so this only takes a few minutes to do other options.

Venetian blind duster

Microfiber cloth

Feather duster

Telescopic Microfibre Noodle Duster

Brush attachment from your vacuum

 

Steps to dusting

Going across each slat and downward strokes when the blind is closed. 

Start with a light vacuum if you have the attachment to get the excess off.

Take the dry cloth or duster of your choice and wipe with the same action.

Open the blind and check you have caught all the debris.

Venetian Blinds in Bathrooms

Wet wiping

Using the same steps and motion as the dusting using a dampened microfiber cloth and drying using the same process.

How To Clean Venetian Blinds In Bathrooms and Kitchens

Blinds Do Get Dirty

Blinds blend in and are in the background but you don’t really notice them much. Over time, dirt, dust and debris collect on the slats of the Venetian blinds and can cause discolouration.

Wherever  your blinds are be it in the kitchen or bathroom you may find debris from:

Dust particles in the air

Skin cells

Toilet roll makes lots of dust

Pollen and outdoor debris coming through the open window

Cooking and grease

Food particles

Pet dander

Drink spills 

Steam

Rain if windows have been open

How to remove the grime from your Venetian blinds:

Start with closing the blind.

Wipe the blinds with a microfiber cloth to remove loose dust and debris.

Fill a bowl or bucket with warm water and a small amount of mild detergent.

White vinegar in a small bowl can be used instead of using water.

An old towel or cloth to cover the windowsill and catch drips.

Or best of all remove the blind to clean.

Starting from the top left corner of the blinds, wipe one slat at a time.

Stubborn stains, rub harder with the cloth and try adding a little more vinegar.

Wiping every slat, turn the blinds over and wipe the other side exactly the same.

Dry both sides of the blinds with a dry cloth.

Let it dry properly before you hang your blinds back up.

Wipe each side with a dryer this will help against dust buildup.

 

Cleaning Yellowing blinds

Over time, the sun’s ultraviolet (UV) rays may cause your blinds to turn yellow. Indoor pollutants and cigarette smoke could also turn your faux wood blinds yellow.

How to restore the colour of your blinds by washing them in water. 

Here are a few steps for how to clean yellowing blinds

Remove dust or debris from the blinds.

Take the blinds down.

Fill a bathtub with cold water

Add 2 or 3 cups of bleach.

Completely submerge the blinds in the bath.

Soak the blinds for 10 minutes then drain the bath water.

Stand the blind on its end and rinse with clean cold water

Wipe each slat with a microfiber cloth.

Take the blinds out of the bath. 

Dry with a towel or let them air dry.

Dry completely then the blinds can go back on the window.

If you want to restore or change the colour of your blinds, if they are wood you could also apply a fresh coat of matt or chalky paint.

 

How to Clean A Blinds String pully

Follow my simple tips:

Caution some products are hazardous:  take care of with pets and children

Take your blind to a safe place if you are leaving it overnight.

Put a little white shoe polish on a dry rag. 

Wipe the strings with the rag until the grime and dust come off.

Shaving cream works just as effective if you don’t have shoe polish or if the strings aren’t white and you don’t want to take the blind down.  It’s a bit of a quick fix.

Squirt a small of shaving cream onto a dry cloth and rub the cord until it’s clean.

Bleach is a good way to clean your string. Take a plastic bag and mix 50% to water and add the cord. Use a food tag or peg and leave to clean overnight.

A mixture of lemon juice and hydrogen peroxide if you don’t want to use bleach.

Maintaining faux wood blinds in a bathroom or kitchen

It’s good practice to remember to check your blinds when cleaning the home.

This will prolong the life of your blinds.

 

Always check the manufacturer’s instructions for how to maintain your faux wood blinds.

Maintaining faux wood blinds in a bathroom or kitchen

It’s good practice to remember to check your blinds when cleaning the home.

This will prolong the life of your blinds.

Always check the manufacturer’s instructions for how to maintain your faux wood blinds.


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