Jumat, 08 Maret 2013

How to Clean Grungy Faux Wood Blinds

Cleaning the Faux wood blind is not really an daunting task as you think, and there are several methods can be applicable for cleaning. For normal everyday cleaning, it doesn't require more than a quick dusting. For tougher grunges, most of the professional cleaners recommend using a similar routines which are consisting of wiping, cleaning with a solution and drying. Follow the steps below to get your dirty faux wood blinds back to like-new condition with the least amount of effort.

Things You'll Need:

Soft and clean cotton cloth Mild dishwashing powder Vacuum cleaner Dustbuster Feather duster

Gently wipe your faux wood blinds with a soft, clean cotton cloth or feather duster, or to get the best results, vacuum them by using the blind attachment on your vacuum cleaner. This will greatly remove the external detritus as possible before moving on with the cleaning process. You can likely stop at this step if your blinds aren't very dirty. If they require more elbow grease, then continue with the next steps.

Remove your faux wood blinds from the window and lay them down on a flat surface. If you have large blinds, it will be wise to take them outside and lay them down on a clean sheet or plastic tarp for cleaning.

Add 1 teaspoon Dish washing powder with about a gallon of warm water in a bucket or basin you can place near the blinds. Swish the liquid around with gloved hands to mix it well. Pour some of the mixture into a spray bottle.

Exhaustively spray your faux wood blinds with the cleaning solution, and allow it to stand for 3 to 5 minutes. After 5 to 10 minutes, wipe down each individual slat with a clean washcloth to remove any accumulated dirt or debris from the blinds.

Exsiccate your blinds thoroughly with clean towels, try to remove all the moisture before re-hanging them. If you allow them to remain wet or hang them while they're still damp, you may cause mold or mildew, which will ruin your blinds.

Faux Blinds Cleaning Tips:
Weekly once or twice, cleaning the faux wood blinds with the dustbuster or with the blind attachment on your vacuum cleaner will minimize the number of times you need to take them down and give them a thorough cleaning. Even with dusting, however, you'll probably need to give the blinds a good scrubbing about three or four times a year to keep them looking their best.

Faux wood blinds plays a significant role in your home decor. But they can be kept cleaned with little preventive maintenances. Blinds might be the hardest area to clean in your household, but by complying the above mentioned tips, you can clean and maintain Faux wood blinds with less effort.

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