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I have white timber venetian sort of blinds that seem to collect dust quickly. Some are even speckled black. Does anyone know a good way to clean or good cleaning solution to use whilst they are still up?

Posted by EllenG89, 17th June 2015

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  • I would either use a feather duster, which is time consuming, or vacuum them with the appropriate nozzle when they are shut.

  • I used warm soapy water (morning fresh) on mine for the greasy dust from the kitchen area, the bathrooms, i used a terry cleaning cloth to dust them first then the soapy water on anything that needed more attention.I did the same for my ceiling fans as well

  • Wipe dust off first and then use vinegar in spray bottle and spray lightly then give a brush off.

  • Have not had Venetian type blinds for awhile now but I remember that I made sure to vacuum them each time I did the room just to keep the dust down and monthly I used to carefully wipe each panel with a damp cloth- if it was to wet it just dripped everywhere and made more of a mess, so I also threw an old towel on the floor as I did this. I also dried each panel as I went to minimise risk of mould etc starting from things being left damp.

  • I recommend using white vinegar.
    That’s what I use on my blinds (both wooden and vinal type).

  • Regular dusting with a micro fibre cloth is what I use on mine and warm soapy water if they are marked.

  • I used dishwashing liquid in a small bucket of warm water and cleaned each blade with a wet cloth. I then used a microfiber cloth to dry each blade otherwise the dust just sticks to it again. I have PVC shutters but imagine it should be ok to use on white timber as that are coated in paint. I found doing this meant I could just dust them most of the time. and every few months they get a ‘proper’ clean.
    I assume the black speckles could be fly poo?

  • i wiped plastic ones with a cloth or took them outside for a hose.

  • I have this problem as well, Be really careul not to break them I have snapped a few of mine trying to get the what seems to be the sticky dust off mine. I find using something like mr sheen the first time and then wiping again with it at least monthly works. But is very time consuming. I would love to hear other peoples idea as with ours they are not able to be removed for cleaning. As i wouldnt know how to put them back up.

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