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How to Clean Faux Wood Blinds

Maybe you moved into a new home with dirty blinds, or your blinds have built up grime over months or years since you last gave them a thorough clean. If your faux wood blinds are looking a bit dusty, dirty, or smudged, you’re in luck, because they’re one of the easiest window coverings to clean! Faux wood is made of a composite wood-like material, which makes it water-safe and more durable than real wood.

How Do You Get Dust Off Faux Wood Blinds?

man in coveralls cleaning faux wood blinds with rag

This will likely be your most frequent cleaning task when it comes to your faux wood blinds. Dust your blinds weekly with a feather duster or a dry microfiber cloth. You can clean dusty blinds more easily by closing the blinds and running the duster or cloth over each slat and then working your way up and down and side to side. Open the blinds and close them again going in the opposite direction and repeat the process. To repel dust for the future, you can run a dryer sheet over the slats after you dust.

Best Way to Clean Dirty Faux Wood Blinds

Hand with cloth wiping clean dirty blinds

If the dust is too thick for a duster or microfiber cloth, or if you live in a humid climate where dust sticks to the blinds more easily, try this technique:

  • Step 1: Create a diluted mixture of lukewarm water and a mild detergent.
  • Step 2: Close the blinds so they’re all going one direction.
  • Step 3: Dampen a rag or microfiber cloth and run it over each slat.
  • Step 4: Repeat step 2 and 3 for the other side of the blind slats.
  • Step 4: Blot the areas dry with a clean rag.

How to Clean Your Faux Wood Blinds with Vinegar

gloved hand disinfecting blinds with vinegar

Blinds hung in places like your bathroom and kitchen can get quite germy. You can clean your blinds with a mix of 1-part lukewarm water and 1-part white vinegar. To protect your hands, you can use gloves.

Note of caution: Never submerge your faux wood blinds in water to clean them, as this can cause damage to the internal mechanisms, or create warping, discoloration, or rust.

If your blinds aren’t responding to your cleaning methods and you’ve given up hope, don’t despair. Bloomin’ Blinds is here! We provide blind cleaning for homeowners who want a professional touch. 

If you need more help, contact your local blinds expert at Bloomin’ Blinds. Dial (855) 457-1022 today for more information, or find your local Bloomin’ Blinds here.

Kevin Stuart About the Author: Kevin Stuart, Bloomin’ Blinds
Kevin has been a part of the Bloomin’ Blinds team since 2004. He is an expert in window covering repairs and has been known to finish even the hardest repair in 12 minutes and 26 seconds (the fastest Bloomin’ Blinds repair time yet). Kevin loves puzzles and values fixing things and bringing smiles to the faces of his clients.