How to Clean Blinds - the easy way!

Cleaning 05.15.16
Getting the Spring Fever itch? Get a jump start on your spring cleaning with an easy way to clean those icky blinds.
Time: 20 Minutes Difficulty: Easy
Try vinegar and water or for really tough stuck on grime - bleach and water
Broken slats can be repaired easily by swapping it out for a perfectly good one on the bottom.
Swap out slats using the same technique used to shorten blinds. Pop off the plastic buttons on the bottom of the blinds.
Remove the pull cords up to the broken slat. Replace the slat with one from the bottom.
Re-thread the pull cord through all slats, replace plastic buttons on the bottom and presto!!

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  • Patgr51
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  • Carolyn wall
    carolyn wall Garfield, AR
    I have vertical blinds ,front is fabric, backing is thin foam. I have a front loader washer. Put all the strips (panes) into machine,washed on delicate setting then hung them back up wet. The front looked good but backing was still yellow.
  • Carolyn wall
    carolyn wall Garfield, AR
    So now am thinking of painting them The front (fabric) is Dk. Hunter Green and is out dated And the backing is yellowing from sun. Have had some ideas on the subject . Still open for ideas
    • Bobbie Littlefield
      Bobbie Littlefield Sacramento, CA
      Carolyn wall Get the fabric of your choice, create your own panels with fabric stiffener. Then coat both sides with a poly spray for easy cleaning. You may need to think about
  • Cindy Hund Egemo
    Cindy Hund Egemo Woodward, IA
    Carolyn Wall chalk paint should do the trick
  • Carolyn wall
    carolyn wall Garfield, AR
    I want to thank every one for their ideas on painting vertical blinds and will let u know how they turn out.
  • Nancy Dyer
    Nancy Dyer Tuscaloosa, AL
    Thank you for the advise. I will try.
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