Tuesday, October 27, 2020
Home Home and Garden Do it Yourself 5 Safe Ways to Clean Fabric Vertical Blinds

5 Safe Ways to Clean Fabric Vertical Blinds

Vertical blinds gather more dust than horizontal blinds. It would help if you cleaned them often to prevent them from becoming breeding ground for germs. Most people wonder how to clean fabric vertical blinds. If you have a similar question, we have shared five safe ways to clean vertical fabric blinds.

Method One – Dusting/Vacuuming Vertical Blinds

This is the easiest way to clean blinds at home. You need a few items like a thick duster and a vacuum cleaner. Here are the steps to clean the blinds:

  • Close the blinds, so the flat side faces you. Use the duster to remove loose dirt sticking to blinds. Start from the top part and move towards the bottom part. You can start from the left side and move towards the right side until all blinds are dust-free.
  • Turn the road attached to the blinds, so the outer surface now faces you. Use the same method to clean the blinds. Avoid using a cloth or light duster as it only moves dust and does not remove it.
  • Take the vacuum cleaner, attach the upholstery cleaning brush, and clean the blinds the same way you did with the thick duster.

In most cases, the blinds will look cleaner by following this method. If there are any spots visible and you are wondering how to clean fabric vertical blinds and get rid of them, follow the 2nd method.

Method Two – Spot Cleaning

Spot cleaning is a wet cleaning method that uses a cleaning solution. Follow these steps to prepare a cleaning solution.

  • Take a bowl of water and add one tablespoon of liquid dish soap and mix well. Liquid dish soap is effective in cleaning fabric blinds.
  • Dip a sponge or microfiber cloth in the solution and wring it.
  • Spray the soapy solution on the vertical blinds and start wiping with a microfiber cloth. Start from the top and move towards the bottom.
  • Take another microfiber cloth and dip it in clean water. Wipe the blinds with the clean cloth from top to bottom.
  • Allow the blinds to dry naturally.


Method Three – Clean the Blinds in a Bathtub

Before following this method, check whether it is safe to submerge fabric blinds in water and then proceed.

  • Wipe each blind with a microfiber cloth. Shake them lightly to remove any loose dust.
  • Remove the blinds from the rails and place them in a bathtub.
  • Fill the bathtub with warm water and add dish soap. Mix well to create a foamy solution.
  • Let the blinds soak in the solution for one hour.
  • Drain the cleaning solution from the bathtub and remove the blinds carefully.
  • Wipe each blind with a cloth and place them on a towel or cloth to dry.

Method Four – Clean Them in a Washing Machine.

  • Remove the vertical blinds from the rail and fold them in half.
  • Place them in a pillowcase and tie the open end of the pillowcase.
  • Put the pillowcase in the washing machine.
  • Select the gentle wash cycle that you use for woollen and delicate clothes.
  • Run the washing machine. Wait for the wash cycle to finish.
  • Remove the pillowcase and open it to remove the blinds.
  • Allow the verticals blinds to air dry before placing them on rails.

Method Five – Use a Steam Cleaner

  • Fill the steam cleaner with adequate water and turn it on.
  • Connect the attachment to the hose.
  • Perform a small test on one corner of the blinds to find if the process is safe.
  • Apply steam (point the nozzle) to the blinds. Start from the top part and move towards the bottom part.
  • Clean both sides with the steam cleaner.
  • Allow the blinds to dry naturally.

These are some of the safest ways to clean your vertical fabric blinds. Following these methods will give you clean blinds without damaging them.


Leave a Reply

Must Read

How a Water Softener Saves You Money

If you notice you’re spending money on energy bills, buying new appliances, buying cleaning supplies, and repairing plumbing damages, you might want to get...

How To Choose The Right Water Tank For Home Use

Water is an essential element for human survival. As they say, water is life. It’s exactly the reason why the world has witnessed the...

Top 4 Best Garage Floor Coating Options

Interior floors use carpets, rugs, painting, and various coating products to enhance the look and its anti-slip property. Exterior floors and those located in...

5 Eco-Friendly Benefits Of Using Smart Air Conditioner

  Throughout the years, modern technology has completely changed our lives with the development of many amazing tools and multifunctional devices. From the ways we...


Most Popular

Top 50 Most Dangerous Cities in the United States

Which American Cities Rank as the Most Dangerous? The United States has always had crime in not only urban areas, but also some rural towns....

4 Best Architecture TV Shows to Watch When You’re Bored

Best Architecture TV Shows Architecture is integrated within more channels than you might think. If you are interested in any sort of architectural design, then...

Mark Cuban’s Texas House

Its a Deal, Mark Cuban's House is a Mansion If you have watched Shark Tank then you are familiar with Mark Cuban. He is a...

Keep Reading