How to Clean Mold off Vertical Blinds Using Effective Methods

 

How to Clean Mold off Vertical Blinds: Dining room with white vertical blinds
How to Clean Mold off Vertical Blinds: Dining room with white vertical blinds

Vertical blinds are great additions to your home as their unique design not only creates the illusion that your space is big, but they also give more privacy to its users. But how to clean mold off vertical blinds properly and give your blinds a new and clean look?

This will depend mostly on what kind of vertical blinds you have installed in your home.

Let’s find out the different types of blinds and how to clean them.

Types of Vertical Blinds and How to Clean Them

Vertical blinds are made from different materials that require their own cleaning method. If you are wondering how to clean shades based on their type, read on. You will also need to prepare these basic cleaning tools:

  •         Mild cleanser
  •         Quality sponges
  •         Microfiber cloth
  •         Bucket
  •         Water
  •         Clean towels
  •         Duster/Brush
  •         Vacuum

PVC Vertical Blinds

PVC vertical blinds are strong and can work with any type of home. It comes in a variety of translucency choices too.

Step 1: Vacuum the vanes with the vacuum attachment to get rid of most of the dirt.
Step 2: Use a window blind duster starting from the top of one vane to the bottom.
Step 3: Fully close the blinds and repeat.

Metal Vertical Blinds

This is a good option if you are on a budget as it is sturdy, durable, and easy to maintain.

Step 1: Remove the metal blinds and bring them outdoors.
Step 2: Mix a few drops of dishwashing soap in a bucket of water.
Step 3: Use a window blind brush or dishcloth like The Crown Choice All Purpose dishcloth to clean the blinds from side to side.
Step 4: Brush the other side of the blinds.
Step 5: Rinse the blinds using a garden hose while the blinds are tilted to help the water runoff.
Step 6: Remove excess water from the slats by running your finger down them.
Step 7: Hang to dry.

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Wooden Vertical Blinds

Wooden blinds add a touch of elegance to any room, and they come in different colors too.

Real Wooden Blinds

Step 1: Dust the vanes from top to bottom.
Step 2: For stubborn dirt, moisten soft cloth or dishcloth before wiping one vane at a time.
Step 3: Do not rub or scrub too hard as this can damage the surface.
Step 4: Dry the slats using a clean cloth.

Faux Wooden Blinds

Step 1: Dust the vanes thoroughly.
Step 2: Dip a clean dishcloth or microfiber cloth in a small bowl filled with lukewarm water and dishwashing soap.
Step 3: Wipe each slat, focusing on dark spots caused by buildup.
Step 4: Dry the slats using a clean cloth or blot it dry with a kitchen roll.

Fabric Vertical Blinds

This type of blind is typically chosen because it adds a softer appeal to space.

Step 1: Brush the fabric using a soft brush to remove dirt without scratching the surface of the cloth.
Step 2: An easy way to clean blinds without taking them down is to vacuum them at least one time in a month.
Step 3: Spot-clean a stain by dampening a towel or dishcloth with a small amount of fabric cleaner. Blot the stain until it disappears.

NOTE: Test the cleaner on a small portion of the fabric to see if it will affect the dye or not.

How to Clean Mold off Vertical Blinds

Step 1: Prepare a homemade cleaning solution made from water and dishwashing soap.
Step 2: Soak the blinds in this mixture.
Step 3: Use a clean sponge or The Crown Choice All-Purpose Dish Cloth to scrub at the moulds until they are removed.

NOTE: The Crown Choice All Purpose dish cloth is a non-abrasive dishcloth that can remove stubborn build-up without causing damage to the surface.

Step 4: Remove excess water and hang to dry under the sun.

Clean Blinds with All Purpose Dishcloth

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