How do you remove and clean stained mini blinds?

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How do you clean very stained wooden mini blinds and how do you remove them


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  • What are they stained with? Knowing that will definitely help determine the best cleaner and cleaning method.

  • Cynthia H Cynthia H on Mar 02, 2020

    If they are just dirty, I would dust them first and then follow manufacturers directions. If something has gotten on them, it would depend on what it is. Is it a spatter? Sticky?

  • Dee Dee on Mar 02, 2020

    I take mine down and dust then spray with vinegar/dawn/water. That removes any stains that I have come accross.

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    • Dee Dee on Mar 03, 2020

      If you use a microfiber cloth and rub fairly hard it should remove the tobacco residue. May take a few tries. You can also try rubbing alcohol.

  • Gk Gk on Mar 02, 2020

    Hello Karla! There are brackets that hold the mini blinds in place. Usually there is a little section on each side that you can open or remove to take the blinds out to clean. Here's some info that may help you.

    https://www.doityourself.com/stry/how-to-remove-mini-blinds

    Once you get the blinds out you can lay them flat on a table or floor and clean each slat front and back. I would use a damp cloth--dish soap liquid and warm water-to clean each slat. Make sure your cloth is just damp not dripping wet and you frequently dip it and out of your cleaning water and squeeze dry so you are not just wiping dirt around. Once they are clean and dry then you can see how they look and go from there.

  • Janice Janice on Mar 02, 2020

    Hi Karla, here's some info about various materials/mini-blinds from a real pro.

    https://www.bobvila.com/articles/how-to-clean-mini-blinds/

  • Cheryl A Cheryl A on Mar 02, 2020

    If they are discolored and stained, you may be better off to buy new ones. Are they metal, vinyl or wood? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DG2NHypuqKI

  • J Brown J Brown on Mar 03, 2020

    Easiest way to REALLY clean mini blinds

    1/ take them down

    2/ fill bath tub with HOT water

    3/dissolve powdered dishwasher detergent swish until dissolved

    4/drop in blinds swish water around and let them soak

    5/ swish water around a few times as they soak overnight is great

    6/drain tub rinse blinds with fresh water

    7/stand blinds on ends to drain

    8/hang back up and be amazed