How To Clean Vertical Blinds

Vertical blinds are an important part of any living space. They can be used to provide privacy in a bedroom, help with heat in the summertime, and be a decorative element in a living room. However, they can also be a pain to clean. It is important to keep your vertical blinds clean to prevent dirt, mould, and dust from accumulating.

If you want to keep your vertical blinds clean, read this article to learn how to clean them the easy way.

Tools required for cleaning blinds

  • A dust cloth
  • A vacuum cleaner with hose attachment
  • Detergent suitable for gentle fabrics
  • A washing machine
  • Bathtub
  • A pillow case (if using a washing machine)

Steps to Cleaning Vertical Blinds

Step 1: Remove Vertical Blinds from Headrail

Vertical blinds can be easily removed from the headrail by following these simple steps. First, remove the cord cleats from the headrail by unscrewing them. Then, unhook the vertical blinds from the top of the headrail. Finally, pull the blinds down and out of the headrail.

Step 2: Clean your headrail with a damp cloth

The next step in cleaning your window blinds is to clean the headrail with a damp cloth. Be sure to use a cloth that will not leave any lint or dust behind on the headrail. This will help to keep the headrail looking it’s best.

Step 3: Clean your blinds

Vacuum and damp cloth method

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If your blinds are really dirty, you can start by mixing a little bit of soap with some warm water in a bucket. Dip a sponge into the soapy water and start scrubbing the dirt and dust off the blinds. Be sure to rinse the sponge off in the bucket of clean water often to keep the sponge from getting too dirty.

If you have a vacuum cleaner with a hose attachment, you can use it to clean the blinds. Just attach the hose to the vacuum cleaner and hold the blinds up against the vacuum cleaner. The suction will pull the dirt and dust off of the blinds.

Washing your blinds in a bathtub method

Fill your bathtub with enough warm water to cover the blinds. Add a few drops of detergent to the water and stir to combine. Place the blinds in the bathtub and let them soak for about 30 minutes. Then, use a cloth to gently rub the blinds clean.

Washing vertical blinds a washing machine method

Note: Check your blinds are machine washable

Place your blinds in a pillow case, put them in your washing machine and use a setting designed for delicate fabrics at a temperature no higher than 30 C.

Step 4: Let blinds dry

Lay your blinds on a flat surface to dry out.

Step 5: Reattach blinds to headrail

Vertical Blind Cleaning FAQs

What are vertical blinds?

Vertical blinds are a type of window blind that hang from a track mounted on the top of the window frame. They are typically made of fabric, but can also be made of vinyl, metal, or wood. Vertical blinds can be opened and closed by pulling on a cord, and can be tilted to control the amount of light that comes into the room.

Can you put vertical blinds in the washing machine?

Vertical blinds can be put in the washing machine, but they should be washed on a gentle cycle and in warm water. It is important to avoid using any type of bleach, as it can damage the fabric of the blinds. They should be dried on a low setting, and should not be put in the dryer.

How often should I clean blinds?

Window blinds should be cleaned every 3 to 6 months, depending on the type of blind and the amount of dust in the environment. If the blinds are made of a material that can be washed, such as vinyl or fabric, then they should be washed every 3 months. If the blinds are made of a material that cannot be washed, such as wood or metal, then they should be dusted every 3 to 6 months.

How to clean mould off blinds?

Mould can be a nuisance, and it can be difficult to get rid of. In order to clean mould off blinds, you will need a bucket, sponge, dish soap, and white vinegar. Fill the bucket with warm water and add a few drops of dish soap. Wet the sponge in the soapy water and wipe the blinds clean. If there is any mould left, soak a cloth in vinegar and wipe the mould away.

How to clean Venetian blinds without taking them down?

One way to clean venetian blinds without taking them down is to vacuum them with the upholstery attachment. First, remove any dust or dirt from the blinds by gently sweeping them with a dust cloth. Then, use the vacuum’s upholstery attachment to vacuum the blinds, making sure to get into all the nooks and crannies. Be sure go slowly to avoid damaging them.


Cleaning your window blinds does not have to be a difficult task. With the right tools and techniques, it can be a breeze.