How to quickly clean horizontal blinds

Wooden, bamboo, plastic, aluminum blinds are a stylish and beautiful solution for decorating a window opening. However, when they hang for a long time, they become a real dust collector. How to clean blinds at home? To do this, you can invite a cleaning company or try to solve the problem on your own. The first option, of course, will be better and our cleaning company in Calgary will cope with the task better than others, but in this article we will tell you how you can do the cleaning yourself. But whether you want to spend time on this or not is your business.


Washing wooden, bamboo and aluminum blinds is not an easy task. The main goal is to get rid of dust. To do this you will need a special brush. Its fibers pass perfectly between the slats, sweeping away dust particles. To effectively remove all dust, you must:

  • close the blinds and brush them;
  • position the slats perpendicularly and brush off the dust again;
  • unfold the slats upwards and use the brush again.

You can find special washcloths on sale. They resemble a clothespin that grips one or more strips (depending on the configuration). With this tool, cleaning will take more time, but the result will be better. The dense fabric texture carefully fits each lamella, effectively removing dust. This brush is suitable for general cleaning and removing old dirt.


in the first case, you will need kitchen tongs. We wrap two soft cloths around them. We tie them at the base. The special brush for blinds is ready;

The second option is to use a large dish sponge. It should not be completely cut in the middle. These two halves will help clean even the most dusty and dirty blinds.

If a little dust has accumulated on the horizontal slats, you can get rid of it with a vacuum cleaner. Turn it on low and use a high-bristled brush.


Regardless of the model, before starting cleaning it is worth assessing the level of contamination. If the blinds are slightly dusty, the methods described above will work. If the contamination is significant, there are old stains and stains, the planks should be thoroughly cleaned. For this you will need:

  • detergent (liquid powder, special compositions for blinds, dishwashing liquid);
  • cotton and flannel napkins;
  • sponge or stiff bristle brush.

For aluminum blinds, it is recommended to use a dry microfiber cloth. If you clean with damp (or slightly wet) material, they may fade over time. For wooden and bamboo products, use a special cloth and wipe dry.


Regardless of the material from which the lamellas are made, work must begin by thoroughly cleaning all elements from dust. If you neglect this stage, stains will remain after wet cleaning. How to clean horizontal blinds? Let’s look at the care features for each material:

  • PVC and plastic. The slats should be washed with warm water and a small amount of dishwashing liquid. After getting rid of the top layer of dust, remove dirt, grease and stains: gently wipe each plank with a damp cloth, then wipe dry. If the blinds are very dirty, you can completely immerse the blinds in warm water and add a mild detergent, such as dishwashing liquid. Wipe with a foam sponge and dry well. Cleaning bathtub blinds is easy, but disassembling and reassembling can be a hassle. Don’t forget about additional elements: top fastenings, cords for adjustment.
  • Aluminum. Such blinds can only be vacuumed and wiped with a dry flannel cloth. The material becomes dull from moisture.
  • Tree. Dry cleaning is best for these items. Additionally, you can use a special polish in the form of Pronto wood polish. If the blinds have not been cleaned for a long time, dry wiping is not enough. In this case, you will need warm water with added washing liquid. Wipe all slats individually with a damp cloth and then dry.
  • Bamboo. These blinds are made from glued and pressed plant stems. They should be wet cleaned after dust removal. After washing, be sure to dry each plank.
  • Textile. Models must be cleaned strictly according to the manufacturer’s recommendations. Basically, a dry microfiber cloth is used for this. If the contamination is intense, do wet cleaning.

If you don’t have the strength or ability to regularly care for your interior items, contact a cleaning company in Calgary. Our employees will not only professionally take care of the cleanliness of the blinds and windows, but will also tidy up the furniture, flooring, kitchen and bathroom. Thanks to the use of powerful equipment and special detergents, we will effectively and carefully remove even old stains.

December 31 2023