How do I clean wooden Venetian blinds that are very greasy and dirty?

by Paula

How do I clean wooden Venetian blinds that are very greasy and dirty?

  11 answers
  • Cheryl A Cheryl A on Jan 18, 2020


    Wouldn't it be nice if we could put them in the dishwasher or washing machine? I take a white sock and put on my hand, I add a small amount of warm water to the sock and just go over each slat with my hand covering the bottom and top of slat until each one is clean. If you use cleaners on blinds (white) it could discolor them and turn them yellowish brown. Here is more info about blind cleaning.

  • Betsy Betsy on Jan 18, 2020

    Hi Paula: I use warm water and some Dawn in a bucket and, if the blinds are greasy, I put in about 1/4 cup of vinegar too, and have a bucket of clean warm water along side. I put an old, thick, sock on my hand, put it in the soapy water, squeeze it out and do both sides of the slat at the same time. Once they are all done, I get another old, thick sock and wipe them again with the clean water. You don't take the blinds down, leave them up and clean them where they are:) Easy as anything easy you can think of:) You can push your finger through the string part to get that clean. It only takes a flash, and you can look outside at the same time and watch the birds, hum some songs, or invent things with your time:) Good luck

  • Cindy Cindy on Jan 18, 2020

    Hi Paula. To remove all that grease and grime, make a bucket of warm water add a quarter-cup vinegar, and a few squirts of Dawn dish soap. Dawn works best for removing grease and grime. If you want to clean the blinds in place, lay down a couple towels under them and start cleaning with a micro fiber towel. Start at the top and work your way down. If you decide to take them down to clean them, the bath tub works great. Use the same solution and micro fiber towel. Hang them to dry.

  • I use soapy warm water, once dry I use furniture spray.

  • Dwp7470b Dwp7470b on Jan 19, 2020

    You break out your old Village People Karaoke Hits CD and you put it to the track for: 'In the Navy' but sing instead: 'In the Bathtub, you can put Mister Clean, In the Bathtub, all the Grease will scrub Free, in the Bathtub, in the bathtub'.

    And it will make the grime come free. Just give it time to soak and if need be, change the water after a Rinse.

  • Hi Paula - We use this spray in conjunction with our swiffer extender for blinds, and in addition to be a great duster spray, it helps to keep spiders and other buggies at a minimum. Hope this helps! Hugs, Holly

    PS - We have a FREE eBook with recipes for all of my homemade and all-natural cleaners. You can download it here -->

  • Tinyshoes Tinyshoes on Jan 19, 2020

    Paula...l use my bathtub with hot water & dawn

  • Craft Invaders Craft Invaders on Jan 19, 2020

    This Hometalker addresses how to clean blinds

  • Morgan McBride Morgan McBride on Jan 19, 2020

    If they are greasy you will need to wipe each blade - both sides

  • Dmholt4391 Dmholt4391 on Dec 31, 2021

    Spray them with 'Mr. Clean' on both sides. Do this in a bathtub. Leave them in there for quite a while then get the water as hot ad possible and (hopefully you have a hand held shower sprayer) spray them with the full force of the water. This may only be the first step. -May need to repeat. Whenever you do get them clean, put some polyurethane or other sealer on them. They will be much easier to keep clean.