Having external venetian blinds may be extremely good looking and nice, but more than a few people have reported of having trouble with cleaning them. Of course, everything gets a bit dirty after a while, and outdoor Venetian blinds are no different. And since people say that they actually don’t really know how to do clean them, we’ve decided to give you some pointers and tell you how to do it properly. So, just read this, and cleaning your outdoor Venetian blinds will never be a problem again.
Now, before you start with the actual cleaning process, you’ll need to prepare for it. You need to check if your outdoor Venetian blinds have any problem spots on them, such as stains, splats, places that are sticky, etc. You should use a spray cleaner, and then get rid of them. After you’ve sprayed them, clean it off with a paper towel.
Then, you can begin with the cleaning process. But first, you’ll have to place your blinds in the shut position, because you’ll never be able to clean them if they’re open. Then, you need to get a cotton glove or a dust attractant glove. If you don’t have any of those, you can use a dry cloth. Make sure that the glove (or a cloth) is dry, because a wet or oily one will leave cleaning marks, and you don’t want that. This will especially happen in the wooden parts of the blinds.
Then, once you’ve cleaned the blinds from any dust, make sure that you’ve gotten rid of all of it by placing your finger on them and pulling it. If there is no dust left on your fingers, that means that there is no more dust there. Then, you should open the blinds, and then shut it back, but this time, do it in the opposite way. You should repeat the procedure, which will make you clean them from the other side, which is really important.
You must remember to clean the glove (or at least to hit the dust away from it) after each blind you clean. Unless you do this, the dust will keep gathering on the dust, which will only make you move it onto the next blind. This will only cause more damage, which is why we strongly urge you to clean it after removing dust from each blind. The best solution would be replacing the glove or the cloth after each blind, but we are aware that it is basically impossible to have so many gloves, so a thorough clean up will do the trick as well.
As we have heard, many people have been having trouble with the cleaning of their outdoor Venetian blinds, and we believe that, with these tips, we have helped you realize that this is nothing scary, and that practically, everyone can do it. All you need is some cleaning fluid and a cleaning glove, and even this is can be replaced with a regular cloth. So, this is nothing scary or complicated, just an ordinary cleaning job.