Keeping White Blinds Clean 

February 10, 2023

In Window Treatments

White blinds are classic and found in millions of homes across the country. Even the most detailed homeowners sometimes forget to clean their blinds, but keeping white blinds clean can present unique challenges. Instead of allowing dust and grime to build up, how can you keep your white blinds clean for years to come? 

What Is the Material? 

Start by checking the material that your white blinds are to determine the best way to clean them.  

  • Aluminum Blinds: The majority of blinds are made from aluminum, and they are highly durable and resistant to sun damage. Use a dry microfiber cloth to wipe away dust on the surface of the blinds. If your blinds have visible dust, use mild soap and lukewarm water to clean them.  
  • Wood Blinds: Many wood blinds have a finish to make them stain-resistant, but they will still naturally collect dust. Use a soft feather duster or the brush attachment on your vacuum to keep them clean. You can also use a high-quality furniture polish safe for use on white blinds and wood to wipe off each slat.  
  • Faux Wood Blinds: Some people want the look of wood grain white blinds without actually using wood, which makes faux wood blinds an awesome option. They are highly moisture-resistance, so you can safely clean them with mild soap and water on a soft rag.  

For a Deeper Clean 

If your white blinds are stained or very dirty, you might need a little extra elbow grease. Always read the maintenance and care instructions that came with your blinds if you aren’t sure what material they are made from. In most cases, wood, faux wood, bamboo, metal, aluminum and fabric blinds do not need to be taken down for a great clean. To remove stains from your white, non-wood blinds, grab a 50/50 solution of warm water and white vinegar for cleaning. Gently grip each slat and move your cloth across the surface to clean while scrubbing slightly if needed. Dry the slat with a clean cloth.  

Get Gorgeous White Blinds from Exceptional Views 

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