How to Clean Wood Blinds: A Step-by-Step Guide

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Wood blinds add a touch of elegance and warmth to any room. However, keeping them clean is essential for maintaining their beauty and functionality.

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Regular cleaning can help your blinds last longer and look better. It doesn’t matter what type of blinds you have, whether they are faux wood, wooden, or any other variation. Regular cleaning is important for all types of blinds. Here’s how you can keep your real wood blinds looking as good as new.

1. Regular Dusting

Begin with regular dusting. Use a soft cloth or a duster to gently wipe each slat. Doing this weekly prevents dust buildup.

For a deeper clean, slightly dampen the cloth with water or a wood cleaner. Remember, moisture is wood’s enemy, so keep it minimal.

2. Vacuuming

For a thorough dust removal, use the brush attachment of your vacuum cleaner. Support the blinds with your free hand to avoid bending the slats. This method works well for wooden window blinds in dusty areas like kitchens or near large windows facing the road.

3. Spot Cleaning

You can handle stains or sticky spots with a mild detergent and a damp cloth. Gently rub the affected areas without saturating the wood. For wooden blinds in areas like kitchens, where cooking residue can accumulate, this method is ideal.

4. Dealing with Water Spots

If your blinds are in high humidity areas like bathrooms, they might develop water spots. Wipe them using a dry cloth and treat the area with a wood-safe cleaner. Always dry the area promptly to prevent warping.

5. Deep Cleaning

Annually, take down the blinds for a deep clean. Lay them on a flat surface, and clean each slat with a wood cleaner. This not only refreshes the look but also inspects for any damage or need for repairs.

6. Professional Cleaning and Maintenance

For any concerns or repairs, or if your blinds need a professional touch, don’t hesitate to contact Made in the Shade East Texas. We provide professional measuring, installation, and advice on maintaining the pristine condition of your blinds.


Cleaning your wood blinds doesn’t have to be a chore. With these simple steps, you can keep your blinds looking their best. Remember, regular maintenance not only enhances the look but also prolongs the life of your blinds.

Interested in upgrading or installing new wood blinds? Made in the Shade East Texas offers a comprehensive range of faux wood blinds, wood blinds, and wooden window blinds to fit any décor. Call us at 903-395-6487 for a free in-home consultation, or visit us online here. We’ll help you choose the perfect window covering treatment while considering all aspects of your home’s design and functional needs.

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