How do you clean venetian blinds?


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Weatherlawyer

How do you clean venetian blinds?

I wouldn't have imagined it was anywhere near as difficult to do as I found it. What am i doing wrong?
 
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Bill Wright

Weatherlawyer said:
How do you clean venetian blinds?

I wouldn't have imagined it was anywhere near as difficult to do as I found it. What am i doing wrong?
There's no need to clean them. The filth does not affect their function.

Bill
 
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Chris Hogg

How do you clean venetian blinds?

I wouldn't have imagined it was anywhere near as difficult to do as I found it. What am i doing wrong?
Not knowing what you're doing ATM means it's not possible to say what
you're doing wrong. However, you can get multi-fingered sponge-tipped
tongs for gleaning VBs. Search on Amazon for 'venetian blind
cleaning', although how practical they are, I don't know.
 
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DerbyBorn

Not knowing what you're doing ATM means it's not possible to say what
you're doing wrong. However, you can get multi-fingered sponge-tipped
tongs for gleaning VBs. Search on Amazon for 'venetian blind
cleaning', although how practical they are, I don't know.
I remove them and take them outside and hang them on a clothes line then
use a very soapy solution and a soft car-wash brush.Done it for years - no
scratching and they sparkle.
 
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Brian Gaff

I did mine in the bath with a sponge.

They are dust traps though it has to be said.
Brian
 
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Mr Pounder

Weatherlawyer said:
How do you clean venetian blinds?

I wouldn't have imagined it was anywhere near as difficult to do as I
found it. What am i doing wrong?
There is no easy way, I've tried everything.
The tools on Amazon have very poor reviews and I have tried some.
I've found the "best" method is to squirt them with kitchen cleaner then use
an old wet sock to clean every slat. Keep rinsing out the sock in clean
water.
Turn off brain as you do the job.
 
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GB

There is no easy way, I've tried everything.
The tools on Amazon have very poor reviews and I have tried some.
I've found the "best" method is to squirt them with kitchen cleaner then use
an old wet sock to clean every slat. Keep rinsing out the sock in clean
water.
Turn off brain as you do the job.
Have you found whether it helps to take it off your foot? :)
 
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Tim Watts

How do you clean venetian blinds?

I wouldn't have imagined it was anywhere near as difficult to do as I
found it. What am i doing wrong?
Take them off, put 6" hot water and clothes washing liquid (Persil etc) in.

Dip the blinds several times - IME it all falls off without scrubbing.

Rinse well.

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Mr Pounder

Tim Watts said:
Take them off, put 6" hot water and clothes washing liquid (Persil etc)
in.

Dip the blinds several times - IME it all falls off without scrubbing.

Rinse well.
If you mean use the bath we can't as it is full of coal.
 
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spuorgelgoog

If you mean use the bath we can't as it is full of coal.
Take them next door and ask Jerry if you can use their bath when Margot's at her opera club.

Owain
 
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Lobster

Not knowing what you're doing ATM means it's not possible to say what
you're doing wrong. However, you can get multi-fingered sponge-tipped
tongs for gleaning VBs. Search on Amazon for 'venetian blind
cleaning', although how practical they are, I don't know.
I do, from experience. They're utterly rubbish.

Last time I had to do it I laid the blinds (ie closed) on the kitchen table
and washed them down flat with a sponge etc. That was rubbish too, mind.
 
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Weatherlawyer

How do you clean venetian blinds?

I wouldn't have imagined it was anywhere near as difficult to do as I found it. What am I doing wrong?
Thanks all for the proceeds of your wit and wisdom. I am glad is wasn't just me to fail the blind cleaning test.

I started with the worst one, the kitchen one, which bore the brunt of several failed dinners one of which required the fire brigade to put out.
 
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Broadback

Thanks all for the proceeds of your wit and wisdom. I am glad is wasn't just me to fail the blind cleaning test.

I started with the worst one, the kitchen one, which bore the brunt of several failed dinners one of which required the fire brigade to put out.
The easiest and permanent cure for dirty venetian blinds is, of course,
an angle grinder.
 
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DerbyBorn

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I believe that using plenty of detergent is the key - use the power of the
cleanser to disolve the greasy dirt - rather than try to rub it off. Bath
for small ones - clothes line and car wash brush for big ones.
 
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I think venetian blinds are easy to clean, but I think the secret is that you have to take care of them regularly, so they wouldn't accumulate dust and grease. You don't have to change them with another type of blind, they look good in any room and don't need more than a wipe over with a soft cloth. I've always had venetian blinds and no matter if they are aluminium or wood, they are low-maintenance, whatever size or material. I found this example online, that goes along with what I said: Available in four different slat widths (25mm, 35mm, 50mm and 63mm) this natural product provides a warm and contemporary look to any room. Like its sister product the Venetian, a made to measure wooden blind is also extremely versatile and allows excellent light control as well as complete privacy. We have a wood colour to match any furniture and also now available in the ultra modern and funky gloss black and white. Direct Blinds also now offer the new and innovative privacy range exclusively to you, not readily available online. If they are really dirty and greasy, you can always wash them with a soapy solution in the bathtub.
 

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