Cleaning faux wood blinds

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We have a house FULL of faux wood blinds, 3 shelties and a cat.... Is there ANY easy way to clean the blinds? The ends of the blinds are not "finished" and I've been told not to soak them, or apply water. Any useful suggestions are welcome!
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  • Z Z on Sep 28, 2013
    For dusting I use my vacuum with first the blinds turned down and then up as far as they'll go so I can clean both sides. For actually cleaning I wipe each slat with a slightly damp cloth (no soap) and then dry them.

  • HappyGrandmaGA HappyGrandmaGA on Sep 30, 2013
    Someone suggested to me to put on a glove and dust with your hand. Sounds like it would work much better than a duster.

  • Creative Blinds & Decor Creative Blinds & Decor on Sep 30, 2013
    You may vacuum on both sides of blinds, and then follow up with an athletic sock over your hand, slightly damp, with warm soapy water if necessary, or furniture polish. Good luck!

    • Z Z on Sep 30, 2013
      @Creative Blinds & Decor Good to know the way I'm cleaning ours is the right way. :^)

  • Sandra R Sandra R on Sep 30, 2013
    Melissa, I love your comment that you have Shelties and a cat. we had a Sheltie and three cas so I know what you are going through with cleaning. 🙀

  • Melissa Melissa on Sep 30, 2013
    Thanks, folks! These are all good suggestions, and they all do work. I guess I'm looking for a miracle! With 18 windows that are 5-6' in length, I'm looking at a lot of dusty slats. I think I've just got to break it down, and do a few at a time....problem is....it will be a revolving project! I do appreciate your suggestions.

    • Z Z on Sep 30, 2013
      @Melissa, such is a life of the woman of the house. Our work is never done.