How to clean Venetian blinds

Venetian blinds are a pleasure to own, but they’re infamous for being tricky to keep clean. But never fear, we’re here, and we’ve got the perfect solution to help keep your house looking beautifully clean.

Be kind to your Venetian blinds

Venetian blinds are arguably one of the most attractive window coverings you can choose for your home. That said, you can’t get that much beauty without there being a catch. If you have Venetian blinds you’ll know exactly what we mean. We’re talking about keeping them clean.

Dusty slats

Because Venetian blinds have more slats and horizontal surface area than most other blinds, they collect lots of dust. Cleaning each slat individually can sometimes prove difficult. They can get really grimy, especially if they’re in the kitchen. When they’re clean Venetian blinds look fantastic. Luckily, we’ve got some super easy tips to help keep yours looking great.

Wood or not?

Before we go on, we need to ask, are your blinds wooden, metallic or synthetic? If they are wooden, we only advise you use light cleaning methods, such as dusting, because the wooden slats can absorb water or liquid when drying, which can make your wooden blinds wonky. Try not to use any liquids on wooden blinds and ask your supplier or manufacturer what they would recommend for cleaning.

Keeping your blinds clean is a doddle

If you have metallic of synthetic blinds be sure to dust them regularly as this will help manage any dust build-up. When cleaning your blinds be sure to tie back any curtains that may be framing them to make the process easier.

As with anything though, your blinds will sometimes need a deeper clean to tackle any dirt that has found its way into hidden spots. In these instances dust them as you would usually before wiping them down with a cloth or sponge dipped in a mixture of Flash Multi-Surface Concentrated Cleaner and water. Pay particular attention to stains that may have built up over time as these may be a little trickier to remove. Remember to clean both sides of the blinds by reversing them half way through your cleaning process.


Remember to allow your blinds to dry after their thorough clean - keep them open to allow air to flow through. If necessary, you can use a hair dryer on a low temperature to speed the drying process up. Your Venetian blinds should soon be ready and looking their best.

The trick behind having beautiful Venetian blinds is to clean them regularly. This will help avoid dirt building up, making their upkeep a doddle! What’s more it’ll increase their longevity, reducing the need to replace them.