For a no mess place to clean your mini-blinds or give a dog a bath, buy a 42 inch kids' wading pool. After washing blinds, hang them over outdoor chairs and rinse with a hose. No mess in the house!
By Monica from Cortez, CO
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We have a blind in our small bathroom that gets caked with dust and hairspray which can be hard to clean. I have to clean it several times a year.
I soak my blinds in Clorox Clean Up in the bathtub for an hour then rinse with the shower head and dry with a couple old beach towels. They look nice and clean when I hang them back up.
I put the slats a few at a time in my bath tub with dish liquid. I sloshed them around a bit, then I wrapped a wet micro fiber cloth around one end and pulled each slat through.
I put my mini-blinds on the outdoor table and hose and wash with the car wash brush, then flip and do the other side. I hang them on the clothes line to dry. Kids can do this chore.
Here's an easy way to remove dust from window blinds: Put an old sock over your hand as if you were making a sock puppet. Now grasp each slat on the blinds and rub your sock back and forth to remove the dust. So easy!
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My daughter got black ink on my white window blinds, does anyone have any tips to get it out?
I have removed permanent marker from photos, varnished wooden floors, and linoleum with a product called SolUMel. Another person told me of her success removing green marker from a bedspread with the same. email firstname.lastname@example.org
Have you tried hair spray? It might work.
You could always cover it with shoe polish or liquid paper if the blinds are wooden. If they are the vinyl kind, you should be able to remove that slat and take one from the bottom and replace it.
Try using MR. CLEAN MAGIC ERASER PAD. This pads has gotten many stains off my walls, counter top and pots and pans.
Our daughter did the same on fake wood white blinds.
We used Soft Scrub cooktop cleaner and it worked.
Try a product called Ink Away, you can get it at most office supply stores. It works great getting ink out of almost everything. It is a big winner in my house since my kids like Sharpe pens!
What is the best way to clean mini blinds without taking them down?
Hang them in shower and spray them with 409 rinse and let dry
I use 2 items to clean my blinds.
1. Vacuum cleaner with round brush.
2. Swifter dusters
Completely close blinds and clean, reverse the direction of blinds and clean again. This method works best if blinds are cleaned weekly. If you have grease or something other than dust on the blinds, spray a microfiber cloth with Windex, Formula 409 or other cleaner and wipe both sides.
My window blinds (semi-wood) are way too big to take down and using Endust and cleaning between each slat just isn't getting it. Any and all suggestions are welcome!
By Jane P.
Endust is the wrong product here -- the blinds probably have a somewhat "greasy" buildup, which the Endust adds to. I mix a mild vinegar/water solution, and just take a rough cloth and clean each slat, then wipe with a soft dry cloth.
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To clean mini blinds, wear a pair of white cotton gloves. Dip gloved fingers in a solution of equal parts white vinegar and warm tap water and run your fingers across both sides of each blind.
I have metal (blue color) mini blinds that I've had up for 8 years. I do smoke in the house, too.
I haven't cleaned my mini blinds since we moved in about a year ago! I've lightly dusted occasionally, but little spots and such are showing up on them now.