Nancy
Nancy
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Asked on Jan 17, 2014

How do you get rid of the yellowing on blinds from sun exposure ? I ha

G. WilliMelodyMarion Nesbitt
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Grrrr... Blinds are yellowing from sun exposure.
Grrrr... Blinds are yellowing from sun exposure.
10 answers
  • Carol S
    on Jan 19, 2014

    Metal or vinyl? Have you tried soaking them in a tub in hot water, dawn & bleach, some scrubugging reequired. Dish washer detergent may also work. Not sure if you can successfully, spray paint them outside, of course.

  • Gladys Rhoads
    on Jan 20, 2014

    I HANG MY SMALL ONES OVER THE TOP RACK OF DISHWASHER AND TIE UP CORDS OUT OF WAY THE USE DISHWASHING SOAP RUN THROUGH CYCLE THEN TURN OVER AND RERUN LET DRY OVER NIGHT REHANG AND DO NEST ONE, SLOW BUT GOOD.

    • Carol S
      on Jan 20, 2014

      @Gladys Rhoads I thought about that but I have never tried it - so I didn't want to suggest it - makes sence - I will remember that.

  • Nancy
    on Jan 21, 2014

    Thanks ladies. I will try the dishwasher detergent .

  • Barbara Valenti
    on Dec 30, 2014

    I put some rubber gloves on and a white wash cloth wet with clorox water and went to town scrubbing. Took forever! I had them in every room. Then I tried a light coat of liquid shoepolush diluted to touch up really bad spots. Then I took them down. Felt good to get that headache in the trash. I got a good 7to 8 years out of them. I just put up some sheers and new drapes. All came from Anna's and are washable. Good luck...

  • Gay Young
    on Jan 12, 2015

    Do you know how old your blinds are? if these are vinyl and deteriorating they may contain lead and should be removed and replaced with blinds labeled as lead free.

  • Jan Munroe
    on Feb 5, 2015

    Super cheap so I replace. They tend to get brittle as well as yellow from the heat.

  • Dee
    on Feb 5, 2015

    I soak mine in the bath tub, with dawn and a little bleach. I then take my hand held shower attachment and rinse. Hang outside on a cloth line to dry.

  • Marion Nesbitt
    on Feb 7, 2015

    I, too, wash mine in a bath tub as Dee does. I buy mini-slats which are inexpensive. When they get damaged or such, I just buy new ones like Jan Munroe..

  • Melody
    on May 16, 2016

    Iagree with everyone else... I use to have blinds and got tired of having to change them out so I went with simi-sheer curtins - they are MUCH eaiser to tend to. But... if you want blinds (there's nothing wrong with that) just replace them... and if you like you can buy them in color now days too!

  • G. Willi
    on Dec 12, 2018

    Bleaching is a double edge sword. It will cause plastic or vinyl blinds to discolor even faster if it isn't thoroughly rinsed off. Try metal $$$ blind blades or non plastic blades. Maybe coated blinds with a non yellowing coating is a cheaper alternative also.


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