How to Clean Wooden Blinds

By Denise Bertacchi

  • Overview

    Don't allow dust to build up on your wooden blinds and detract from their natural beauty. Keep your wooden blinds clean with regular dusting or vacuuming. Once a month, give them a thorough cleaning with a damp cloth and a wood safe cleaner. Here are a few tips on cleaning wooden blinds to keep them beautiful.
    How to Clean Wooden Blinds
  • Weekly

    • Step 1

      Dust your wooden blinds weekly with a dry microfiber cloth or Swiffer duster. Both are designed to trap dust. Feather dusters will just scatter dust in the air--to land on your floors and furniture.

    • Step 2

      Tilt the wooden blinds closed. Wipe with the dusting cloth or Swiffer.
    • Step 3

      Tilt the wooden blinds closed in the opposite direction. Dust this side thoroughly.
  • Monthly

    • Step 1

      Give your wooden blinds a deep cleaning once a month with a damp cloth and made-for-wood cleaner. Choose a product such as Pledge, Orange Glo or Murphy's soap. This doesn't have to be a special product; use this cleaner for your other wood furnishings.
    • Step 2

      Tilt the blinds closed. Spray with cleaner and wipe down with the lint free cloth. Reverse the blinds and repeat.
    • Step 3

      Fully open the blinds. Inspect the areas near the cords and check for dirt you may have missed. Spray cleaner on the lint free cloth and touch up any dirt spots you may have missed.
    • Skill: Easy
    • Ingredients:
    • Microfiber dusting cloth
    • Swiffer duster (optional)
    • Lint-free cloth
    • Wood safe cleaner (such as Pledge or Orange Glo)
    • Warning:
    • Never use water on real wood. It can warp the finish.

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