Cleaning Mini-blinds- Home Improvement / Decor

Anyone have a proven method to clean mini-blinds. I have tried cleaning on the patio with a hose and scrub brush. Really a mess! Have also used a power washer -- not a good idea! Any suggestions would be appreciated. It's time to either clean them or trash them!! Thanks, Linda

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    Anyone have a proven method to clean mini-blinds. I have tried
    cleaning on the patio with a hose and scrub brush. Really a mess!
    Have also used a power washer -- not a good idea! Any suggestions
    would be appreciated. It's time to either clean them or trash them!!

    Thanks,
    Linda
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    Scrubbing bubbles...never would have thought of the......I always cleaned the smaller blinds in the bath tub.....pain in the you know what...I'll try the bubbles...thanks
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    Scrubbing bubbles also cleans kids toys and walls/doors. It really tackles a stove. The grease melts off.
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    Be careful about what kind of mini-blinds you try to clean using any
    wet method. The brand "Three Day Blinds" who sell metal vertical
    blinds that are spray painted are notorious for the paint peeling off
    if you are not careful. I soaked a set in the bathtub for a few hours
    to get off a fews years of dirt and grime and they looked great (for

    about a day) The next morning, all the paint began to peel off! It
    looked like it was raining white paint.
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    Major Pain! We switched to wooden blinds because our 2yr old kept breaking the slats and my husband was using duct tape to fix them.

    The way I would clean them is take old socks and put them on my hand. I would grab the blind so it would clean the back and front. Sometimes I would use a little cleaning product in water to clean really tuff spots. When I was finished, I would toss the socks in the washer for next time.

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    My mom used to fill the tub with dish soap and hot water and let them soak
    for a while in there...you can do several sets at a time. If you have one
    of those shower heads that has a hose it's super easy to spray them off, but
    if not, just hold them under the faucet and then give them a wipe down with
    a towel. If you have a drying rack use that in the tub to let them hang to
    dry, or hang them over a deck or porch railing or the shower curtain rod to
    dry. GL!

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    Linda, I always just soak mine in the bathtub with murphy's oil soap,
    or some amonia and dawn mixture, seems to take the greasy grimeys
    off. Then I took a soft towel and wiped them clean while in the tub,
    layed them on the floor on a towel to dry or hung them over the
    outside clothes line, and rehung. Seems to keep the slop in the tub
    and mess also. Clean both at one time.
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    Try old (clean!) pantyhose. They also work great on silk flower arrangements.
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    if trashing them, use the mini blinds as plant markers.
    just cut off what you need and write on it with a grease pencil.
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    if trashing them, use the mini blinds as plant markers.
    just cut off what you need and write on it with a grease pencil.
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    Are they plastic?? My bf's mom has fabric white blinds and she takes them off the hooks at top and puts them in the washing machine with bleach. They come out brand new!

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