How to Clean Blinds - the Easy Way!

20 Minutes

Getting the Spring Fever itch? Get a jump start on your spring cleaning with an easy way to clean those icky blinds.

This method is for faux wooden blinds. I've updated the blog post for additional tips on other style blinds. Visit: to see more tips on how to clean REAL WOOD blinds and fabric blinds!

Try vinegar and water or for really tough stuck on grime - bleach and water. Dawn dish soap and water works great as well!! I lay these out in the sun to dry. Again, for WOOD blinds, check out the blog post. We go through the whole process.

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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Want more details about this and other DIY projects? Check out my blog post!
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  • Teresa Teresa on Aug 29, 2019

    How much of bleach would you think, half water and half bleach

  • Carolyn Long T Carolyn Long T on Jan 18, 2022

    How can I safely clean wooden blinds?

  • Sandy Van horn Sandy Van horn on Oct 08, 2022

    Not a Question…….comment/suggestion. I’ve done my blinds in my jacuzzi. It works GREAT

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  • 34354174 34354174 on Oct 10, 2021

    By the time you take the blinds down and do all the can mix a solution of vinegar and water (1/4 vinegar 3/4 water), put on an old sock or fabric gloves and wipe them really well. Put the sock like a puppet and wipe both sides of the slats at the same time. No need to rinse. I prefer to rinse for a cleaner surface.

    Once a month using a venetian blind duster keeps them clean longer.

    If you have a small air compressor....blow the dust off weekly.

    You still have to wipe them after soaking them in the just leave them up and clean them.

    • Kelly J. Tinney Kelly J. Tinney on Jul 25, 2022

      Why blow the dust off and have it just land elsewhere when you can vacuum it off? Use the brush attachment.

  • Rae Rae on Nov 25, 2021

    Instead of a compressor to blow the dust off, you can also use a blow dryer. 😊