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How To Clean and Remove Stains From Blinds

Mini Blinds:

On metal or hard surfaced blinds or mini-blinds, stains are relatively easy to remove since most are from atmospheric humidity. In this case, on vinyl covered or aluminum slats, remove the blinds from the windows and dust thoroughly.

Dampen a household sponge in warm water with household ammonia added - 1/2 cup ammonia to 1 quart water. Wear rubber gloves. Wipe the entire length of each slat with the water/ammonia solution. This does not need to be a drippy sponge.

To rinse, you may either use a clean sponge in clean water, or bundle the blinds loosely together, stand them on edge against a railing or fence, and give them a light spraying of water. Allow to completely dry before re-hanging.

Venetian Blinds:

Another effective way to clean spots from Venetian blinds is to use a cloth dipped or moistened with rubbing alcohol. Rubbing alcohol is a great stain remover and is kind to most surfaces - except paint and lacquer. Best to test a spot first before rubbing it on the blinds.

Dark non-greasy spots on fabric can be easy cleaned without damage using hydrogen peroxide. Remove the fabric from the slat and lay it on a flat surface that is away from direct sunlight. Pour some household strength hydrogen peroxide on the stain and let it sit until dry. You may repeat this as necessary until the stain is gone.

Fabric Blinds:

Remove any spots or stains on fabric as soon as you see them. stains are harder to remove the longer they have been allowed to sit.

If you discover the stain still wet, blot it up from the fabric as right away. Don't scrub the wet blinds to avoid damaging the fabric. Blot to remove as much of the liquid as possible.

Greasy stains (even chocolate) can be easily and safely removed with a dry cleaning solvent. Get a white cleaning towel and spot the solvent on the fabric. Work from the outside of the stain towards the center. Remember to blot and don't rub. Once all the grease has been removed with the solvent, you can use some household strength hydrogen peroxide to remove any remaining stain on the fabric.

If you don't have dry cleaning solvent on hand, you can try pouring some baking soda or cornstarch right on the stain to absorb the grease. Allow this poultice to sit on the stain and shake off after several hours.

Always use a white cleaning cloth when removing stains from fabric to avoid transferring any dye or coloring from the cloth to the stain you are working on. White cloths are also helpful when determining how much stain is being removed.

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