How to Clean Vertical Blinds
Vertical blinds are often a popular choice for living rooms, bedrooms, and offices due to their versatility and the range of different colours and material choices. The long slats of vertical blinds add the feeling of spaciousness and height, allowing for more light to filter in when open or closed as compared to horizontal blinds. As vertical blinds stack to the side when open, they create a completely exposed window for light to come through as well as an unobstructed view.
Those who decide on a Vertical Blind, often choose them for a well-utilised space, meaning it can often get dusty very quickly. This is why Vertical blinds are the perfect choice, as they are easy to wipe down and clean.
Little maintenance is needed to keep your blinds looking good, in just 5 simple steps you can keep your Vertical blinds looking brand new:
Vertical Blinds cleaning supplies
To clean your vertical blinds, you will need the following:
- A vacuum cleaner with a soft brush attachment
- A bowl of warm water
- A sponge
- A mild soap
- A clean, dry cloth
How to clean Vertical Blinds
Here are 5 steps to cleaning your vertical blinds the easy way.
Step 1: Remove Slats
Remove all of the louvres (slats) from your installed headrail by unclipping the vertical slats carefully. Make sure to keep all the removed slats in a safe place, we recommend laying them flat to keep them from damage while you wipe the headrail down.
Step 2: Clean Headrail
As all the slats are now removed, this makes it so much easier to get into the inside of the headrail and wipe it down thoroughly. You can use a damp cloth to do so, this will help get any built-up dirt from inside the headrail. You can also use a traditional feather duster.
Step 3: Dust Your Blinds
Next, you want to get rid of any visible dust from your slats. We recommend using a microfibre cloth or a vacuum cleaner with a brush attachment to gently wipe over your slats to remove any layer of dirt or dust.
Step 4: Clean Your Slats
For stubborn stains use a sponge and gently buff away the stains. It’s important not to use boiling water on your vertical slats, as you do not want to damage the material. Please do a patch test on the small area/edge first.
Step 5: Dry Your Blinds
Finally, once you have cleaned your vertical slats, it’s now time to lay them flat or hang them to dry. Make sure you keep them straight when drying so there is no damage to the shape of the slat. Do not use a tumble dryer to dry your slats faster - the heat will damage your blinds.
Once dry, simply click your slats back onto your headrail. It’s super easy to achieve a fresh new look in no time by simply maintaining and cleaning your vertical blinds!
Vertical Blinds Cleaning FAQs
Take a look at our answer to some frequently asked questions about how you should clean your vertical blinds.
How often should you clean your Vertical Blinds?
You should aim to clean your vertical blinds once every few months. If you have pets or allergies, you may need to clean them more often. And if you live in an area with a lot of dust or pollen, you may want to vacuum the blinds more frequently.
Cleaning your vertical blinds is a simple task that doesn’t take long. By following these steps above, you can keep your blinds looking like new and extend their lifespan.
How do you remove mould from your Vertical Blinds?
If you notice any mould or mildew on your vertical blinds, it’s important to clean it as soon as possible. Mould can spread quickly and be difficult to remove, so it’s best to nip it in the bud. To remove mould from your vertical blinds, start by vacuuming them with a soft brush attachment. This will help to remove any loose spores. Next, gently wipe it away with a damp cloth. Once you’ve removed the mould, be sure to dry the blinds completely, making sure you keep them straight to avoid any damage to the shape of the slat. For windows in kitchens and bathrooms where there is higher moisture content, our PVC Vertical Blinds are the best option to prevent mould. PVC fabric doesn’t absorb water, which makes them perfect if you have to clean often, as they can simply be wiped down.
By following these steps, you can easily remove mould from your vertical blinds and keep your home looking clean and fresh.
Can you clean your Vertical Blinds without taking them down?
Yes, you can clean your vertical blinds without taking them down. However, it’s important to vacuum them first to remove any loose dust and dirt. If you don’t vacuum the blinds first, you may end up just spreading the dirt around. Once you’ve vacuumed the blinds, you can use a microfiber cloth to clean them. Start at the top of the blinds and work your way down, using gentle strokes. If there are any stubborn areas of dirt, you can try spot cleaning them with a damp cloth. And that’s it!
Can you use bleach on Vertical Blinds?
Bleach can damage your vertical blinds, and this is something we would not recommend.
Don’t want to wash them?
If you don’t want to wash your vertical blind slats, don’t worry! We offer replacement slats which are a great way to update an existing vertical blind that you have installed. Replacement Slats are available in hundreds of different colours, patterns and textures making it super easy to update your blind to fit in with your new style or updated look. All of our replacement slats are professionally stitched together at our West Yorkshire based factory. We also offer free samples on all our blinds, making it easier for you to find the perfect blind for your home.