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How to clean your blinds and maintain them for years

When looked after properly, slat blinds can last a lifetime. To ensure you’re able to reap the rewards of your blinds for years to come, discover the best ways to clean and maintain them here.

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Keep your blinds looking spik and span with these cleaning techniques.



When it comes to cleaning horizontal slatted blinds, you’re probably looking for methods that allow you to keep blinds up without having to take them down each time you want to do the weekly chores. Here are some tried and tested methods to help keep your horizontal blinds looking spik and span day in and day out:

● When it comes to removing dust that has built up on slats, ensure your blinds are open before taking a dry microfiber cloth and running it along each slat.
● Once dust is removed, take a damp cloth and wipe each slat. Leave enough time for your blinds to dry else watermarks will remain.
● If you’re strapped for time, you can clean your blinds with a vacuum. Simply attach a brush accessory to the hose and carefully work your way along each slat.

When it comes to cleaning blinds, you don’t have to take them down.


Vertical blinds are typically made of fabric battens and therefore require different cleaning techniques than their horizontal counterparts. Here are some of the best ways to clean fabric vertical blinds:

As fabric blinds are a bit trickier when it comes to removing dust, your best bet is to head straight for the vacuum. The nozzle is perfect for sucking up all traces of dust and keeping slats free from potential allergens. Always start from the top and work your way down when vacuuming vertical blinds.

When it comes to giving a deeper clean or removing greasy spots, dampen a microfiber cloth with plain water and slide down each slat. Rinse the cloth after a few uses to ensure you’re not soiling other slats.

The aforementioned methods prevent you from having to take down your blinds every time you need to dust or dampen the slats. Better yet, these cleaning practices are just enough to stay on top of routine and deeper maintenance, and ensure your blinds look fantastic all the time!

For more information on looking after your blinds or to find the next perfect set for your home, head into your nearest Carpet Call branch and chat with a member of the team today.

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