How To Clean Your Venetian Blinds

August 26th, 2014 in All About Blinds

Last but certainly not least, we bring you our venetian blind cleaning guide – wait a second though, this one’s for our aluminium venetian blinds, if you’re looking for wooden venetian blinds, then click here to be taken to our cleaning guide for those beauties.

Here we have our top three tips for getting dust and grime off those aluminium venetian blinds so they can look their best in no time.

Sock Dusting

Sock Duster (5)

This may sound a little silly but it really works! If there’s just a build up of fluff on the slats (lets be honest, they can seem like real dust magnets sometimes!) you can wipe it away quite easily. Now you don’t necessarily need to use a sock, you can use cotton gloves instead… But this way is just that little bit easier, not to mention a little bit more fun.

Pop those¬†socks that you really don’t like- or that pair of odd ones that you just can’t seem to match- on your hands,¬†tilt the slats to a fully closed position and simply wipe across them. You’re better off starting in the centre and going to either side to ensure that the dust doesn’t get picked up and dropped off further along the slat, then you just need to tilt the slats the opposite way around and repeat.



Once again, our secret weapon makes an appearance! Babywipes can be a great way to remove any marks from the slats themselves and you can pair it up with a duster for an extremely quick and easy clean.

In The Bath

This may sound a little odd but it can be the best way to clean smaller and more dirty blinds – if you haven’t seen our video on how to do the same with faux-wood venetian blinds, then click here and take a look as it uses the exact same technique.

Make sure that the blind is completely immersed in warm, soapy water and leave it to soak for about half an hour before giving it a gentle scrub with a brush. Once you’ve let the water run down the drain, use your shower head (or a bowl of clean water) to rinse off any remaining suds and then pat the blind as dry as possible before rehanging it. If it’s still a little damp, you can even get the hairdryer out and give them a quick blow dry!


So there we have it, the last in our cleaning series! We hope that they’ve been informative for you – if you need to brush up on tips for wooden, vertical, roller, roman or pleated blinds, you can follow the links to the appropriate pages.

Thanks for reading and, as always, if you have any questions, don’t be afraid to ask!

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