Wood blinds or faux wood blinds are a great addition to any room. They give a warm feeling to a home. Below, you will find some great cleaning tips!

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Wood Blinds

  • Most wood blinds are treated with a special finish to repel dirt and stains. Wood blinds can be cleaned with a good quality furniture polish and a soft cloth or clean sock. Spray the furniture polish on the cloth and wipe each slat individually. Avoid touching the cords.
  • For heavier cleaning, you can use plain water, but be careful not to saturate the wood. Wipe excess water immediately to prevent spotting, discoloration, or warping. Source: BobVila

Faux-Wood Blinds
Clean faux-wood blinds using the same method as wood blinds, but skip the wood conditioner. Instead, when they’ve been cleaned, run a fabric softener sheet over each slat. This will prevent dust build-up for several months. When the magical dust-repelling properties have stopped working, simply wipe the blinds with a new cloth. Source: DIYNetwork

Go Green and Disinfect Your Blinds with White Vinegar
If you’d prefer to use an all-natural cleaner, white vinegar is an excellent choice and will efficiently disinfect your blinds. Pour a small amount of white vinegar into a bowl or shallow bucket. Put on a pair of clean cotton gloves or substitute with a clean pair of socks. Dip one gloved hand into the vinegar.
Use your other hand to hold the edge of the blinds firmly. Source: WikiHow

If you don’t have wood blinds yet, and are interested in getting them for your home, contact us!


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601 – 1550 W. 10th Ave Vancouver, V6J 1Z9, Canada
Phone: (604) 559-1988