Venetian blinds can pick up grime and dust like nobody’s business, and are notoriously known for being tricky to clean – but fear not! While the best way to clean venetian blinds depends on how dirty they are, as well as whether they’re made from wood or a synthetic material, this guide makes cleaning either type a breeze!
Remember: Test all cleaning products or polishes on a small, inconspicuous patch before going over the whole area to avoid any unwanted effects such as discolouration.
How to Clean Venetian Blinds: Frequent Cleaning
Though it may sound like a cliché, ‘little and often’ also holds true if you want consistently clean Venetian blinds. Regular cleaning will prevent dirt from building up, reducing the need for a lengthy deep clean. Follow these simple steps to make things a little easier on yourself:
- Tie back the curtains and make sure all other soft furnishings are out of the way.
- Dust with a light feather duster (an old t-shirt or tea towel works well too).
- Wipe each slat with a dry cloth to remove visible debris.
- Apply a bespoke blind cleaning solution – look for one with an anti-static agent to help prevent dust from gathering in future.
Timesaving tip: Instead of going over each slat by hand, use a vacuum cleaner with an upholstery brush attachment to avoid scratching the blinds and suck up dust in half the time.