Save 15% off on selected Romans & Curtains. Shop here
 
 

How to Clean Vertical Blinds at Home

Vertical blinds are a great alternative to traditional curtains as they offer similar light excluding ability, while allowing the extra benefit of tilting to filter natural light into your room, excluding the glare. In this way they combine functionality and style to provide excellent sun control for the full length of your window.

How often should I clean my Vertical Blinds?

Generally, we suggest that a good clean once a year should do the trick, however this can vary depending on factors such as, how often the blinds are used and the location of the blinds, (a dusty attic room may require a little more TLC). We suggest the beginning of spring to be a perfect time to give your vertical blinds a good spruce, as sunlight may highlight any dirt or blemishes!

How do I begin cleaning my Blinds?

Step 1 – Preparation

Although some may prefer to remove the blind slats from the rail clips before cleaning, we find this can increase the risk of damage, this also can unnecessarily take up more time, therefore we recommend simply closing your blind fully, and ensure the blind slats are all turned flat to one side, (as if they were closed).

Step 2 – Dusting

How to clean vertical blinds dusterBefore applying any kind of moisture to the blinds, firstly ensure the blinds are free from dust. Do this by carefully vacuuming the blinds using a vacuum with an upholstery wand attachment, slowly moving from the bottom to the top of each vertical blind. If you don’t have an upholstery wand attachment, you can simply use a feather duster. For best results ensure you spend a bit of time on this – the more dust you can remove the better.

Tip: Once the first side is free from dust ensure you turn the blinds to give each side a thorough clean.

Generally light dusting is as far as you need to go to keep your Vertical Blind in ‘tip top’ condition. If you feel you require to go further go to the next step.

Step 3 – Washing

Now the blinds have been dusted you can simply wipe using a good quality sponge, and a mild solution of warm water and soap. It would be advised to begin on discrete corner of the blind, ensuring that your sponge colouring will not rub off onto the blind. It is also advised not to use too much water, ensuring your cloth or sponge are just damp when wiping the blind, particularly if the blind is prone to water marks.

And that’s it! Sparkling clean vertical blinds ready for the coming spring. If you have any questions about cleaning and maintaining your blinds, don’t hesitate to give our customer service team a call, and we’ll be happy to advise! Read our cleaning and maintenance guide to find out how to clean other types of blinds.

Blog Posts

Sleeptember Sleep Well With Swift

Sleeptember Sleep Well With Swift

As Sleeptember continues here at Swift we’re ready to educate our readers on the importance of a good night's sleep. Last week we discussed how a healthy night's sleep and routine can help get your children back into the swing of leaning upon their return to School. 


This week we’re here to tell you how to look after yourself, sleep is as important to us as eating our veggies and keeping hydrated. We know everyday life comes with lots of challenges and it can be hard to face the day, especially without a quality night's sleep. According to The Sleep Foundation adults need up to 9 hours sleep per night. Having that restful night's sleep can help you to feel positive and energised ready for a busy day. Keep reading to get some tips to help prioritise your mental health and finally get that restful night's sleep you deserve.

Read more
Sleeptember - Back to School

Sleeptember - Back to School

As the new term fast approaches, it’s time to start encouraging your kids into a healthy bedtime routine. Following the upheaval of the school holidays and a lengthy lockdown it can seem like a daunting task to promote early nights for your children. That’s without mentioning the lighter nights that September has to offer. Our Blackout Blinds can promote a healthy night sleep for your kids and ensure they’re rested and refreshed in time for School! 

Read more
Win an Electric Blind

Win an Electric Blind

There’s more reasons than one why we’re shouting about our brand new Cruze Electric Blinds and it’s because they’re the most revolutionary blind around. We’re giving you the chance to win one of your very own Electric Blinds to create your own smart home. 

Read more
What our customers say
five stars
20 hours ago
Lola Swing Blues
As before
Martin
four stars
21 hours ago
Oslo Blackout Dark Grey
Blind is good
Mrs Bastiani
five stars
yesterday
Deco Taped Grained Ice White
Lovely blinds and very quick delivery
LGriffin
five stars
yesterday
Splash Dove Grey
Pros: 1) really fast efficient service (received the correct bracket covers overnight) 2) great...
Mr D Chung
five stars
yesterday
Bella Blackout Duck Egg
Very true colour
Gregory Lamprill
five stars
yesterday
Urban Metallic Limestone
Lovely look to this material, pictures don't do it justice. Curtains are light and hang well...
HapShrap
five stars
yesterday
Premier Taped Grained Bright White
Another fantastic purchase as previously detailed i would buy from anywhere else.
Stuart Lowthian
five stars
yesterday
Mississippi Taped White
As previous excellent quality , great service
Julie Barber
Rated 4.0 out of 5 based on 40,262 reviews on Trustpilot Logo
Payment methods
Swift Direct Blinds Ltd. 177, Lockwood Rd, Huddersfield, West Yorkshire, HD1 3TG | Company No. 1190828 | VAT No. 184549920

By default we will only keep your items in your basket for 30 days. Log in or create an account to permanently save items in your basket and access it on any device any time.

Log In / Create account to save items