There is homework who are more grateful than others. And then there are those abhorrent chores that we always put off for next month and never get around to tackling.
Clean the blinds it is one of them, because it demands a great effort and considerable time. Therefore, it is important to know all the homemade tricks that can speed up this task.
How to properly clean a blind?
Is not the same clean the shutter from the outside than from the inside, especially if we do not have access to the shutter from the outside. In addition, it is necessary to take into account what material is our blind made of: wood, PVC, plastic, aluminium… The nature of each shutter claims a different product type.
On the other hand, the color will also be decisive when it comes to clean as the targetwhich is one of the most typical colors in this element, it is a little more difficult.
A little bit of neutral soap and clean water we will be able to shine our blinds regardless of their material. However, when the dirt is very stuck, they can be used more specific products (other than abrasive) or get us a steamboat.
Clean the outside of the blind
When we have access to the outside of the blind, cleaning is much easier: We lower the blind partially so that the slats remain open and we have access to the typical slots, where dirt accumulates. Next, we’ll take a soft bristle brush and we will clean well from top to bottom to get rid of the dirt. After brushing the blind, we should vacuum it Both inside and out. Now dust free We pass a cloth with water and neutral soap, from left to right and from top to bottom. When it is well cleaned, it is important dry it using a cotton cloth and you have to leave it unrolled for later clean inside. Neutral soap is a product that can be found in supermarkets like Mercadona at a very affordable price. If we do not have access to the outside of the blinds, the traditional solution is open the upper drawer where the blind is rolled up.
We will have to take a ladder and with a bucket full of water and soap cleaning the visible part of the roller shuttera. Next, we unroll the blind a bit until we no longer see the part we have cleaned and we remove the dirt from the next turn. We repeat the procedure until we have cleaned the blind completely.