How to Clean Hunter Douglas Blinds

By Lacy Enderson

  • Overview

    Hunter Douglas country wood, and genuine wood blinds are ideal for any window covering. They come in different colors, textures and sizes. Two-inch flat slat swatches come in clear cherry, harvest cherry, antique cherry, harvest oak, antique oak, Tuscany cherry and Tuscany oak. The maximum width of the Hunter Douglas blinds are 96 inches and the maximum height is 120 inches. These blinds are easy to care for and easy to clean. Follow these tips on how to clean Hunter Douglas blinds.
    How to Clean Hunter Douglas Blinds
    How to Clean Hunter Douglas Blinds
    • Step 1

      Dust the Hunter Douglas blinds at least once per week with a feather duster to maintain the clean appearance of the blinds. You can use other types of dusting products, such as dusting cloths or dusting mitts. You can either wipe between the slats while they are open, or wipe them while they are closed. Just make sure to wipe both sides of the blinds.
    • Step 2

      Vacuum the slats on your Hunter Douglas blinds with the brush attachment of your vacuum cleaner. You can vacuum the blinds instead of dusting them, once per week. Hold the end of each slat in one hand to support it while using the vacuum.

    • Step 3

      Blow the dust off of the blinds with a blow dryer or an air compressor. This method works well instead of dusting if you are planning on dusting the rest of your house and vacuuming the carpets right away. Let the dust settle for at least an hour before you continue cleaning to ensure that all the dust has settled.
    • Step 4

      Spot clean the blinds with a sponge and water, only if there is dirt on them that will not wipe or vacuum away. Use a mild dish detergent for tougher dirt. If you wait too long between dusting, the dirt can build up requiring the use of liquid. Do not use water on stain-finished blinds.
    • Step 5

      Use lemon oil. Place the lemon oil on a damp sponge and wipe the wooden slats clean. You are using the oil as a cleaner, so make sure to wipe all the oil off the blinds.
    • Skill: Moderately Easy
    • Ingredients:
    • Feather duster
    • Dusting cloth or mitt
    • Vacuum cleaner brush attachment
    • Blow dryer
    • Air compressor
    • Sponge
    • Detergent
    • Tip: When cleaning window glass, spray the window cleaner on the cloth, not on the glass. This will prevent the cleaner from getting on the blinds and damaging the wood.
    • Warning:
    • Do not use an ultrasonic cleaner to clean the Hunter Douglas blinds.
    • Do not use chemical solvents or abrasives on the blinds as this will damage the product.

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