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Expert Guide: How To Clean Venetian Blinds

Expert Guide: How To Clean Venetian Blinds

Nic Croughan

By Nic Croughan

Fabric Expert and Personal Shopper at Blinds Direct
Mon 9 Nov 2020
Last updated Mon 15 Aug 2022

Venetian blinds are a sturdy yet sleek window solution. Whether you choose real wood, faux wood, or even aluminium, the right choice can add an elegant finish to your rooms. Follow our ‘How to clean Venetian blinds’ guide below and keep yours looking brand new.

What are Venetian Blinds?

Venetian blinds are a convenient, stylish choice for any home windows. With each slat offering a high degree of rotation, the Venetian style provides precise light control and privacy, as well as being easy to install, use and care for.

How to clean Venetian Blinds

Cleaning your Venetian blinds does not have to be difficult, but it is important. The integral horizontal arrangement of aluminium or faux wood Venetian blinds mean they require regular cleaning to remove any settled dust. Don’t worry though, they’re easier to clean than you might expect.

The easiest way to clean Venetians blinds

Firstly, place your blinds in the closed position and go over with a soft duster, wiping from the middle outwards. Now, open and close in the opposite direction, and repeat the process.

If your aluminium blinds have sticky or greasy stains, try a mild detergent like washing up liquid. Use a damp cloth to gently buff the mark and then pat the affected slats dry with kitchen roll. You can equally use baby wipes as effectively.

For a thorough clean, remove your blind from the headrail and lay it down on a protective surface, like a towel or an old blanket. If the weather is nice, you could even do it outside.

How to clean Venetian blinds without taking them down

So, how can you clean venetian blinds without having to take them down? Simply, fill a bowl or bucket with warm water and add a small amount of detergent. Use a soft sponge to wipe down each slat, then rinse with clean, cold water. Allow your blinds to dry naturally. If it’s not warm or sunny enough, you could use a hairdryer on the coolest setting.

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How to clean wooden Venetian blinds

Remember, you must treat your blinds differently if they are wooden Venetian blinds. This is because wood reacts differently than metal when put into contact with liquid or chemicals. While aluminium or faux wooden blinds can be cleaned using the above methods, you should look at our guide for cleaning wooden blinds when tackling your real wood Venetians.

5 Top tips for the best way to clean Venetian blinds

1. Clean regularly with a damp cloth

2. Pat dry with kitchen roll

3. Remove your blinds for thorough cleaning

4. Try a hairdryer for quick results

5. Remember different materials require different treatments

Venetian Blinds with Blinds Direct

Venetian blinds not only bring the elegance and sophistication associated with Italian styling into your home, they also offer great functionality. With the right choice of colour and material, you can add a hint la dolce vita to any room.

For readers who are maybe reviewing their options before purchasing – or those who might be looking to refresh the Venetians they already have – this video will show you more about our great range of Venetian blinds and their benefits.

Our range of Venetian blinds are made to measure at our state-of-the-art manufacturing facility here in Yorkshire. Made to your exact specifications, you can rest assured that your new blinds have been made to the highest standards by our team of expert craftspeople. You can also browse and dedicated Buyers Guides for both types of our Venetian Blinds, Wooden and Metal.

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