Stains and stubborn dirt on your blinds can be difficult to clean. Whether the result of food spills, a mess made by playing kids, or some other type of dirt, these stains can be addressed by these helpful tips on cleaning your window blinds.
- Remove the blinds from the windows and dust the slats.
- Mix ½ cup ammonia to 1 quart warm water.
- Use a household sponge to wipe each slat with the ammonia-water solution.
- Rinse using a clean sponge dipped in clean water. You can also spray the blinds lightly.
- Allow to dry before hanging back in your windows.
- Venetian blinds can be cleaned in the same manner as mini blinds.
- You can also use a cloth dipped in rubbing alcohol to wipe surfaces except those with paint or lacquer on them.
- Non-greasy spots on fabric Venetian blinds can be cleaned using hydrogen peroxide.
- If a stain is still fresh and wet, blot it up. To avoid damaging the fabric, do not scrub.
- Greasy stains caused by chocolate and other foods can be removed using a white towel and dry cleaning solvent. Remaining stains can be removed using hydrogen peroxide.
- If dry cleaning solvent is not available, you can use baking soda or cornstarch to help absorb grease on your fabric blinds.