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How do you clean nicotine stains on vertical blinds?
Paul from Ocala, FL
Try Scrubbing Bubbles bathroom cleaner.
I've used laundry detergent and oxy in the bathtub. I drip dry them off the edge of our deck in the good weather. They seem to come pretty clean but not "new" looking.
I like Fantastic cleaner. Spray it on and hose it off!
I use powder dishwashing detergent dissolved in hot water to clean my blinds. Perhaps you could use the liquid dishwashing detergent also. Lay newspapers under the blinds and spray the detergent full strength or diluted in hot water on the blinds.
If you dont want to take them down, just use bathroom wipes. They work great on blinds.
I took mine down, hung them on the line outside (or on your bathroom shower curtain pole) & sprayed them with straight SIMPLE GREEN, waited about 1/2 an hour then hosed them down. Amazing! They looked like new (My blinds were made from fabric)
For vinyl blinds, I used baby wipes dipped in a mixture of Borax and water, and it did a very good job of getting nicotine off the blinds.
I've tried everything I've read on the internet with not much success. The cigarette build-up was pretty bad to the point the plastic/vinyl blinds were dark brown and icky. The only solution I found to work was running hot water in my bath tub, placing the blinds in the hot water and adding pure bleach!
I have vertical blinds, made of some plastic mash, to let some light through. Over some years nicotine (smoke) has stained the verticals. I have tried soaking in vinegar/water, no success. Help!