Simple Methods on How to Clean Blinds with the Experts

The task of cleaning window blinds, such as vertical, roller, and roman, is exhausting and time-consuming. That is because blinds can quickly accumulate gunk of dirt, dander, dust, and grease that floats around the house. When neglected for a long time, they can be difficult to remove.

On the other hand, learning how to clean blinds does not have to be a challenge as long as you follow a proper cleaning routine.

Yes, there are numerous methods for cleaning window blinds at home, and they all differ depending on the type of blinds you have. But all you need are a few simple tools and advice from Sunrise Blinds’ experts.

And below are the simple steps on cleaning blinds, specifically, vertical, roman, and roller.

How to Clean Vertical Blinds

This type of blind is simple, long-lasting, and fashionable, making it ideal for sliding or patio doors. So, if you have these desirable blinds, follow this simple guide to keep them looking new and refreshed.

First, we’ll look at vertical blinds made of fabric. Fabric is prone to dust, but it provides more options for easy cleaning. To give you an idea, here are four simple steps on how to clean blinds:

Step 1: Clean the Headrail

It is critical to remove the blind from the headrail by unhooking or unclipping the slats. After successfully removing them, lay them out flat on a clean surface. Then, concentrate your efforts on removing dust from the headrail with a microfibre cloth or duster.

Step 2: Dust Your Blinds

Dust the blinds gently with a damp fibre cloth or feather duster. Also, if you have a vacuum cleaner with a brush attachment, you can use it to clean the blinds thoroughly.

Step 3: Clean with Warm Soap and Water

These are some easy methods of using water:


Fill a large basin halfway with warm water that is no hotter than 30 °C. This temperature should be high enough to smoothen and wash away any dirt. Too much hotness shrinks the fabric or vinyl and causes it to lose shape.


Prepare to mix a detergent suitable for fabrics with warm water. Let it soak. However, be sure to clean it with a soft sponge and soapy water if there is stubborn dirt. It is important to remember that bleach cleaning is not recommended because it destroys the fabric’s aesthetic quality. Sometimes, bleaching causes the material to lose its colour.

Washing Machine

You can use a washing machine, as long as the blinds are machine washable. Make sure to check their cleaning instructions before putting them in the washing machine.

Step 4: Lay Them to Dry

To keep the shape of the blinds, lay them flat on a clean surface and allow them to dry before rehanging fully.

Drying them in the dryer will cause the blinds to shrink. Also, do not hang them to dry because this can cause them to stretch in an awkward position.

How to Clean Roller Blinds

This is one of the low-maintenance blinds that still provide a distinct complement to your home’s style and look. Roller blinds are made of a thin material, usually plastic or metal, and thus cannot be washed in a washing machine. Instead, use a soft brush attachment to vacuum them to remove dust or dirt particles.

Below, we will teach you how to clean your roller blinds with a cloth or vacuum.

Step 1: Examine the Material

The first step is to determine the material of the roller blind. If vinyl-treated, you can wipe it clean with a damp cloth because it is waterproof. If not, you can use a vacuum with a soft brush to clean it.

Step 2: Extend Your Roller Blinds

Because automated roller blinds can be enclosed, you should fully extend them to ensure that all spots are cleaned.

Step 3: Wipe Down the Entire Surface

There is no need to take down roller blinds, and you can use a damp cloth or a vacuum to clean the surface of the blinds.

Step 4: Let Them Dry

If the roller blinds are still wet, do not close them as this will cause mould to form on the surface of the blinds. What you should do is extend them entirely while they are still wet.

How to Clean Roman Blinds

Roman blinds have a classic design that is both functional and fashionable. Cleaning them is simple if you follow these two simple steps:

Step 1: Clean the Blinds with a Vacuum Cleaner Brush Attachment

Start by opening the blinds fully. Then, vacuum the roman blinds in a downward motion, paying particular attention to the bottom and side edges of the blinds, which are in constant contact with the window sill and frame.

Step 2: Remove the Stain

If a stain on your blind cannot be removed by vacuuming, try wiping it down with a damp cloth. When the dirt doesn’t come off, it’s time to use a blind-friendly mild detergent or stain removal product.


Cleaning the blinds is an important task that is constantly overlooked. However, if you want to keep your family’s health safe and secure, you must clean strategically. This gunk build-up is not only unsightly, but it may also contribute to an outbreak of inside allergies.

You can keep your home clean by following the instructions on each blind’s material type. If not, wrong procedures will destroy your blinds. To put it simply, the material of your window blind will determine your cleaning method.

Looking for More Answers? Count on the Sunrise Blinds Experts!

Sunrise Blinds has the skills and experience to share effective methods for cleaning blinds at home. We also offer high-quality, ready-made and customised blinds in various materials at a reasonable price.

We proudly serve commercial and residential clients from Cairns to Port Douglas in Queensland!

So, if you have any further questions on how to clean blinds, please get in touch with us. You can call 0474 132 758 or email to connect with us.