Asked on Jan 30, 2021

How to dissolve dust on my aluminum mini blinds?

Becky at Flipping the FlipDeb KKathy Gunter Law


There is dust and grime on the aluminum mini blinds. Dusting no longer is sufficient to clean them. I saw a you tube tutorial where spray oven cleaner was use on the blinds (outside) and washed off with water. Has anyone tried this method?

10 answers
  • Libbie B
    Libbie B
    on Jan 30, 2021

    I'm not sure about the oven cleaner but I take them off and use a bleach solution in the bathtub.

  • J Brown
    J Brown
    on Jan 30, 2021

    if you are taking them down to clean the bath tub is the best option. I use powdered dishwasher detergent. Fill tub with enough HOTEST water and add detergent maybe 1/2 cup or so. Swish water to dissolve detergent and drop in your blinds. Swish the water around them and walk away. Maybe swish again after they have soaked for a while. Drain tub rinse with clear water and stand on end to drain. I drain mine in the tub.

    You will be amazed!

  • Beth
    on Jan 30, 2021


    If dishwashing detergent can rid of grease and food on dishes, seems reasonable that it might help my blinds.

  • I used vinegar and water on mine. Worked like a charm.

  • William
    on Jan 31, 2021

    I would not use oven cleaner on aluminum blinds. It can react with the aluminum and really destroy them. I suspend mine over the tub. Spray them down with a multi purpose cleaner the rinse them with the hand held shower head.

  • Kathy Gunter Law
    Kathy Gunter Law
    on Feb 1, 2021

    I would not use oven cleaner unless you have a mild one like Norwex. I think degreaser would work much better.

  • Deb K
    Deb K
    on Feb 1, 2021

    Hi Beth, I remove the blinds in the closed position, take them outside, use a homemade Mix in a spray bottle 1/4 cup of white vinegar with 2 and 1/2 cups of water, plus 1/2 teaspoon of Dawn dish detergent. Or use a cleaner you like, I use spray 9, lay them out and spray the cleaner on them. I only leave the spray 9 on for about 1-2 minutes, but a weaker cleaner may need longer. Pull out your garden hose and put it on the rain fall spray, and rinse until the water runs clear, I lay them over a lounger or bench to dry, which is very fast in the summer. Any remaining marks, respray and repeat . Hope this helps you out!

  • Use some TSP substitute mixed with water in a spray bottle then wipe off. Super easy.

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