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macsterhome
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 05, 2006 10:11 pm    Post subject: Cleaning Venetian Blinds Reply with quote

Any thoughts on the best method for the dirty task of cleaning your venetian blinds? One suggestion I have heard is this: place the blinds in a bathtub containing water and a diluted all purpose cleaner, let them soak for about 20 minutes, then use the shower to rinse them clean and hang to air dry.
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Gary
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 06, 2006 4:03 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

How about a second request for tips on cleaning wooden venetian blinds? I think that the bathtub method may not be the best solution for wood ones!
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 08, 2006 7:19 am    Post subject: re: Cleaning Venetian Blinds Reply with quote

I gotta try that bathtub thing, that sounds like way less work than my usual wiping down each one by hand with a j-cloth. I never get around to doing it cause it's so painful and we have too many large windows...
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 19, 2006 6:29 pm    Post subject: Cleaning venetian blinds Reply with quote

I have wooden blinds, and I take them on the patio, spray both sides with simple green, scrub with brush or broom, then hose them down...viola! Takes about 10 minutes per blind. Then I hang them over chairs to dry. I've tried everything else, and this seems to be the best and fastest.[/b]
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 19, 2006 8:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

thanks for the tip! what is 'simple green'? is that a product name?
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 20, 2006 2:51 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

we've got the 2" faux wooden blinds and we vacuum them every once in a while but for good a good clean, i just use a small cloth and hot water, wipe, rinse and repeat. time consuming? yep, but does a nice job. did my old blinds (the metal type) on the driveway with a bit of soap, a brush and my garden hose. hot day, dried well just laying out on the driveway. the new blinds are rather heavy so i find it easier to keep them mounted and do the wiping technique. Smile

re: simple green = a bio-degradable, environmentally friendlyish (i think) cleaner. we've got it in a spray form but i think you can buy it with a pour spout too.
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