We realise that it is a little early for spring cleaning but that’s no excuse to let your home fall victim to the dreaded dust over the winter! We created short and practical tips on how to clean timber blinds, so they can look like new for as long as possible!
So, to kickstart our cleaning course, we’re going to look at timber blinds. You simply can’t dip these in your bath as the wood soaks up moisture and can warp out of shape. Don’t despair though, we’ve got a few handy hints for you right here on how to clean wooden blinds!
How to clean timber blinds #1: Spots and Stains
Rubbing the affected area with a paper towel is usually enough to remove a mark but if it’s a little more stubborn, you can add a spot or two of wood cleaner on a cloth first and simply wipe the blemishes away.
How to clean timber blinds #2: A Thorough Clean
When the dust really has taken hold, the best thing to do is give your blinds a thorough clean. The best way to achieve this is, quite simply, by using an old sock, popping the sock over your hand and wiping it between each slat.
This can be a long process, especially because you’ll need to tilt the slats each way to get the most thorough clean, and is better suited for larger slat sizes – if your slats are 50mm or more, you should have no problems fitting your hand between them, if they’re smaller then the next tip may be better for you.
How to clean timber blinds #3: A Lighter Clean
Is a light clean all that you need? Grab a feather duster! If you tilt the slats so they’re closed flat, you can brush downwards quite easily and shake the dust off. You can also achieve the same effect using a vacuum but you must make sure that the attachment is a soft brush otherwise, you risk damaging the wood. As before, once you’ve cleaned down one side, tilt the slats the opposite way and repeat the process.