What Are Some Tips for Cleaning Fabric Blinds?


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Tips for cleaning fabric blinds include wiping away loose dirt, spot testing the cleaner on an unnoticeable area before cleaning the affected section, blotting excess moisture with a towel, and air drying the blinds after washing. Gather required materials and tools before starting the cleaning. A sponge, towel, and microfiber cloth or vacuum cleaner with a brush attachment are handy for cleaning fabric blinds.

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To clean fabric blinds, first remove loose dirt and dust with a vacuum cleaner brush attachment or microfiber cloth. Dust the surface at regular intervals. Pour lukewarm water into a bucket, add mild detergent, and swish the water around to form froth. Immerse a sponge in the soapy solution, and use it to wash the blinds. If necessary, clean the window and the track before proceeding.

Dispose of the soapy water, and refill the bucket with clean water. Rinse the sponge thoroughly, or find a fresh sponge, and wipe down the blinds with the sponge to remove all detergent. Dab the blinds with a dry towel to remove excess water. Let the blinds dry completely.

Alternatively, remove blind slats from their hangers, and follow the aforementioned procedure to clean them one at a time. Hang back the slats. Allow the slats to dry before opening or crowding them. Clean stains off the blinds immediately after they form.

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