The Ultimate Guide to Clean Vertical Blinds

Most people consider the cleaning of vertical blinds as regular as the cleaning of other blinds because they don’t consider it a delicate process. But you must know that the cleaning of vertical blinds is different from horizontal blinds because of the placement and position of slats in these blinds. You have to take care of them in a different way.

Although the cleaning of vertical blinds is not a rocket science, you just need to consider some points and then you can easily cleanse your blinds and can make them almost new. If your vertical blinds are getting dirty and you want to learn the cleaning process of them, then this blog is going to be worth reading for you.

Today, I am going to explain The Ultimate Guide on How to Clean Vertical Blinds, so you can easily follow this and can clean your blinds according to the material of your blinds. So without any delay, let’s get started.

Can I Wash My Vertical Blinds?

Can I wash my vertical blinds? The answer to this question depends on the material of your vertical blinds. If your blinds are made from vinyl or PVC, that you can frequently use in wet places, such as kitchens and bathrooms, then you can easily wash your blinds. Most of the fabric of vertical blinds are also safe for washing so you can wash them easily.

Please read the manufacturer’s description on your vertical blinds to know whether they are safe for washing or not. If you wash your blinds that are not safe for washing, then there are many chances that you can ruin them completely. The fabric of the blinds can be damaged easily, so please be careful before washing them. I am also going to mention the cleaning process of the blinds that are not safe for washing, so continue reading.

Steps To Clean The Vertical Blinds

The cleaning of roman blinds & vertical blinds is very easy. You just need simple things for the cleaning process that can be easily available at every home. Here are the steps that you need to follow carefully while cleansing your blinds.

1. Detach Your Vertical Blinds From The Window

1 Detach Your Vertical Blinds From The Window

The very first process while starting the cleansing of your blinds is to detach your blinds from your windows. For this process, you have to open the bottom chain of the blinds connected with each slat. Now slide the weights at the bottom of each slat. Now unhook the slats from the headrail of the blinds. Lay down all the slats carefully on the ground, having a clean sheet. After that, remove all the hangers from the headrail that hang the slats of the blinds.

2. How To Clean The Headrail Of The Vertical Blinds?

2 How To Clean The Headrail Of The Vertical Blinds

Now, after detaching the vertical blinds from the window, it’s time to clean the headrail first. For the cleaning of the headrail, you can easily remove the headrail from its clips. Now, place the headrail carefully on the ground. Use a vacuum hose to clean all the trapped dust inside the headrail.

Now clean the headrail with a damp mop from outside and inside as well, so all the dust can be completely removed from the headrail. Now after cleaning, dry the headrail with a cloth. Experts advise it to spray any lubricant spray, such as WD40 on the headrail so your blinds can move smoothly on it. Now you can put your headrail in the brackets again.

3. How To Clean Slats Of Vertical Blinds?

3 How To Clean Slats Of Vertical Blinds.jpeg

The next step in cleaning the vertical blinds is to know how to clean the slats of the blinds. The material of the slats determines the cleaning process of them. Now if your slats are saved to be soaked in water, then you can select the process according to it. And if the slats are not safe for water, then you have to clean them in a different way. I have mentioned both the processes below.

4. Steps To Clean Vertical Blinds That Are Not Safe To Soak In Water

4 Steps To Clean Vertical Blinds That Are Not Safe To Soak In Water

The cleaning process of blinds that can’t be soaked in water is very easy. You just need few things such as

  • Lukewarm water
  • Neat mop
  • Mild detergent or baby shampoo
  • Vacuum cleaner
  • Upholstery duster

First of all, you have to clean the dust from the slats laying down on the floor. Start cleaning the dust from the upholstery duster. Clean all the slats from the front and then use the duster on the backside of the slats to clean them properly. After cleaning the dust from the duster, if you feel that there is more trapped dust in the slats, then you can also use a vacuum cleaner to remove the dirt particles.

After cleaning the slats from the dust, now you have to remove all the stains present on your vertical blinds. For this, prepare a solution of lukewarm water with a mild detergent. You can also use a baby shampoo for it that doesn’t damage the fibers of your fabric. Now take a mop, dip it in the solution and start cleaning your blinds from top to bottom.

Gently rub the places having stubborn stains. Clean the blinds from front and back both. After this, take a dry and clean mop and try to dry your blinds. After drying, your vertical blinds are ready to hang again on your windows.

5. Steps To Clean Vertical Blinds That Are Safe To Be Soaked In Water

Steps for how to Clean Vertical Blinds That Are Safe To Be Soaked In Water

If your blinds have serious stains and they are also safe to be soaked in water, then it becomes very easy for you to clean them properly. For this process, you just need some simple things.

  • Lukewarm water at 30° Celsius
  • A large tub
  • Detergent
  • Upholstery brush
  • Sponge

For the cleaning process of vertical blinds, take a large tub or sink and fill it with water at 30° celsius. Put a mild detergent into it and make a solution. Must remember never to use bleach and strong cleaners on your wooden & vertical blinds because it can ruin the looks of your blinds and there are chances that they can set into your windows because their fabric can be extremely damaged.

Divide the slats of your vertical blinds into groups that can be easily soaked in your tub. And then wash each group of slats one by one. In this way, you can properly remove all the stains from all slats by giving each slat a proper time.

For the washing of the slats that are safe to soak in water, you can use a sponge or an upholstery brush to scrub the stains from the slats. Please give a gentle wash to your blinds and then bring out from the tub. Now wash all the slats from a rich amount of water. An

Conclusion

Now you know all about The Ultimate Guide on How to Clean Vertical Blinds, so you can easily clean your vertical blinds that can be soaked in water and that can’t be soaked in water. My mentioned process can help you make your blinds look like new. Follow the steps carefully, and clean your blinds according to your requirements. Best of luck with the cleaning process of your vertical blinds.

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