Wood blinds can get dusty and dirty like anything else in your office or workplace. Build-up on your wood blinds can be unsightly, and dust can accumulate, aggravating the allergies of employees. Keeping wood blinds clean requires a little effort and a cleaning schedule. Let’s avoid the unsightliness and talk about how to clean wood blinds at your office.
How to Clean Wood Blinds at your Office
Cleaning wood blinds should be done every time you clean your office or workplace. Depending on your workplace’s cleaning schedule, that could be weekly, biweekly, or monthly. If it has been a long time since the last cleaning, you might need to spend extra time to get your wood blinds up to a maintenance level.
If your wood blinds are extra dirty, consider taking them down to give them some extra cleaning care. Lay them on a large table or on the floor. A large blanket or towel can be placed in between the blinds and any hard surface to protect them during the cleaning process.
How to Clean Wood Blinds While Hanging
If you would like or need to, blinds can also be cleaned well while they are still hanging in your office windows. However you choose to approach cleaning them, start with a few cleaning supplies:
Clean, soft rags
Gentle cleaner or mild soap and water
Vacuum with soft attachment
Depending on how dirty your wood blinds are will determine which tools and cleaning solutions you should use. If your blinds are very dusty, reach for your vacuum with the soft brush attachment. If your blinds are still hanging up in the window, start by closing the blinds and giving them an overall vacuuming. Remember to do both sides.
If the surface shows less dirt and can be wiped away easily, a duster with a gentle wood cleaner or polish can do the trick. Again, close your blinds and start at the top to dust the surface beautifully. Remember to do both the front and the back of your blinds. If necessary, turn the handle on the blinds to open and close them, and reach all the dusty surface areas. The duster is also a great tool to use in between each blind section to reach every dusty spot.
How to Deep Clean Faux Wood Blinds
After an overall dusting of your faux wood blinds, you might need to be more detailed in your cleaning. From here, lightly dampen a soft cloth with a soapy water mixture or wood cleaner, and give the wood blinds surface a more thorough cleaning by hand. Dry the surface as necessary to avoid moisture from sticking around and warping or damaging your blind’s surface.
How Do You Clean White Wooden Slat Blinds?
White blinds tend to show dust less often, and therefore might get overlooked more often. The cleaning process above will work perfectly for your white wood blinds. And, while this surface is painted, removing any moisture after cleaning any wooden blind surface is a must to prevent damage.
The best way to keep your office and workspace blinds looking good and staying clean is to keep their cleaning and dusting on a schedule just like with any workspace cleaning routine. Evaluate your needs and add the wood blinds to your cleaning calendar. If you find your wood blinds get dusty quickly, a weekly or biweekly schedule is a good idea. If your workplace sees less dust and traffic during the day, a monthly or quarterly wood blind cleaning might be enough. Discuss your needs with your cleaning crew as your blind cleaning requirements change or increase.
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