How to Clean Faux Blinds

By Launie Sorrels

  • Overview

    Faux wood blinds offer all of the esthetic benefits of real wood blinds, but with a few added perks. Faux blinds are more durable and require less maintenance. They won't fade or warp like real wood blinds either. And as far as cleaning goes, they're easier to clean as they are less apt to be damaged while doing so.
    How to Clean Faux Blinds
    • Step 1

      Take the blinds down from the window if you choose to or if it is practical to do so. You may also clean your blinds while they are still hanging.
    • Step 2

      Use a cloth dry or damp cloth to clean one slat at a time. You may also find it easier to use a sock on your hand to wipe the slats a little faster. A vacuum cleaner attachment is also a great way to remove loose dust and particles.

    • Step 3

      Soaking the blinds in 6 to 8 inches of water with a mild soap is a good idea if the blinds are really dirty, but this technique should be used infrequently as it may cause the cords to rot.
    • Step 4

      Dry the blinds by letting them sit in a dry area on a towel or you can set them in front of a fan. Once they are dry you can hang them up again.
    • Skill: Easy
    • Ingredients:
    • A clean wet or dry cloth
    • Mild soap
    • Warning:
    • Avoid the use of hot water as this may damage the blinds. Do not use chemicals on the slats, because they may discolor.

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