Tips for cleaning wooden blinds include cleaning them more often than normal blinds because they collect more dirt, using a step-stool for the higher portions of the blinds and never dousing them in water as the wood will absorb it. Also, use a slightly damp cloth for persistent stains and the blinds should be dried with a dry lint-free cloth.Continue Reading
The first step in cleaning wooden blinds is to check for them for any stains. For stains that appear to come off easily, a dry paper towel can be used. For more difficult spots, a wood cleaner and/or slight dampened cloth should be applied. After stains are taken care of, lightly dust the blinds with a feather, microfiber cloth or duster. Downward strokes rather than upwards one should be used in order to prevent unhooking any slats.
For more precise cleaning, the fingers can be used; using a pair of cotton gloves or old socks, run the fingers through each individual slat removing dirt along the way. For slats with heavy dirt build-up, spraying oil soap on them and then wiping them down is effective. To shine the slats, lightly apply dilute wood cleaner to them and then gently work it in.Learn more about Cleaning