How to wash Aluminum horizontal blinds 1 + 3 ways to do it qualitatively

Venetian blinds in the kitchen to wash particularly difficult
Venetian blinds in the kitchen to wash particularly difficult

The kitchen window I closed metal shutters. Sink under the window, and his left plate. And no matter how carefully I'm not ready and did not wash the dishes, on the lamellae appear splashes of water and fat, plaque from adhering dust. Wash them often have that totally makes me delight.

So I decided to see how to cope with such a task other mistresses, but to share with you my findings. Many of the popular methods does not suit me, but someone may come in handy.

Remove and wash

Since the wash quality venetian blinds, without removing them from the window, it is difficult in my situation, during spring cleaning, I rented them to be placed on the floor and crawl around with a cloth. It is not very convenient.

Wash movable slats in place uncomfortable, it is better to remove
Wash movable slats in place uncomfortable, it is better to remove

If I had a bath rather than a shower, it could be easier to do:

  • otmochit. Pour into a bath of warm water to dissolve the detergent therein and immerse shutters soak. If they are plastic, you can hold them in solution longer. Metal, like me, it is better for a long time do not expose to water. A timber, this method does not fit.
Warm soapy water softens the plaque and fatty facilitate further washing
Warm soapy water softens the plaque and fatty facilitate further washing
  • wash - Soaked mud is easily removed with a soft cloth or sponge.
  • rinse. The easiest way to do it, hanging shutters above the bath, allowing to drain the soapy water and showering them stream out of the shower on both sides.
Rinse after washing the shutters in the closed position better
Rinse after washing the shutters in the closed position better
  • wipe dry. In order to lamellae did not remain divorced from soap and water, they should be wiped with a soft, dry cloth.
If slats do not wipe, they can remain divorces
If slats do not wipe, they can remain divorces

In my opinion, it is the most effective way to wash horizontal blinds plastic or aluminum from heavy pollution from which the kitchen can not escape. A full bath can be replaced by an oval basin or baby bath.

With metal and wood products more difficult - they are afraid of waterSo it is not recommended to soak them.

My on-site

If daily cleaning and cleaning are not very contaminated curtains in the living room, the blinds can be cleaned without removing from the windows. Selection method will depend on the degree of contamination.

Method 1 - dry cleaning

The main enemy of housewives - this dust settles on surfaces. Fortunately, getting rid of it is not difficult. And this will help you:

  • Soft brush or pipidastr. That's so funny is called a special whisk, which is used for cleaning the dust.
Clean blinds from dust easiest pipidastrom
Clean blinds from dust easiest pipidastrom
  • A vacuum cleaner. This consumer unit is not only quickly cope with the task, but do not allow dust to scatter around the room, so that after some time to land on other surfaces.
Vacuuming is more convenient with a nozzle for cleaning furniture
Vacuuming is more convenient with a nozzle for cleaning furniture

Method 2 - wet cleaning

It is hardly necessary to describe the technology itself, how to wash the blinds. Each lamella individually simply wipe moistened with water or a detergent solution cloth.

But do it quickly and accurately does not always work, because the elements are very mobile and any awkward movement bend and wringing. And then straighten them creases is impossible without a trace.

I'll tell you about the two devices that facilitate the work ^

Picture recommendations

In the photo a special device for washing lamellae simultaneously from two sides
In the photo a special device for washing lamellae simultaneously from two sides

Special sponge washing horizontal blinds. I have the same as in the picture, but there are also a large number of working surfaces, their price is higher.

My expectations are not justified:

  1. Firstly, you need to really try to get there at the same time by all planes between the segments.
  2. Secondly, they are poorly cleaned sections about the vertical column.

With the help of cotton gloves to wash their hands blinds easiest
With the help of cotton gloves to wash their hands blinds easiest

cotton gloves. The preferred devices of this is nothing!

To qualitatively wash blinds, you need to wear a glove or an old sock on his hand and, occasionally dipping it in soapy water, wipe each slat.

It is convenient in that it is pinched fingers and clean on both sides.

Now Detergents. Weak contamination can be easily removed simply with warm water. But on the long-standing and active fatty desirable impact.

  • A solution of detergent dish perfectly will wash grease and soot. To make it, simply add a few drops into the water, to avoid a lot of foam. Then transfer the shutters in the closed position and moisten them with a sponge and a solution.

After a few minutes it can be washed off with clean water and wipe each slat is first wet, then dry with a cloth. I use gloves.

Properly prepared solution should not be much foam
Properly prepared solution should not be much foam
  • The liquid for washing windows suitable for cleaning blinds. Instructions for use the same: the slats are transferred to the closed position, are sprayed with a composition and then one by one are wiped with a dry cloth.
Window cleaner to help clean and blinds
Window cleaner to help clean and blinds
  • To wash the slats on the other sideEnough to crank them through 180 degrees and repeat the procedure.
  • You need to wash from top to bottomSo as not to drip onto the already clean surfaces.
  • And if at times a little cleaningIt is possible to use wet wipes designed for cleaning monitors. And the window wash after such cleaning is not necessary.
Wet wipes allow to do without detergent
Wet wipes allow to do without detergent

Method 3 - steam cleaning

One of the most commonly used I appliances - steam cleaner. Use it and clean the furniture in the home and freshen up carpets, and wash the windows and blinds.

Hot steam softens the plaque and dirt, which then simply wiped off with a cloth
Hot steam softens the plaque and dirt, which then simply wiped off with a cloth

Treated contamination hot steam easily washable cloth. Time is spent much less than using a soap solution.

conclusion

Some of these methods are shown in the video in this article. You can look at to determine which one is right for you. My favorites - the soap solution with a glove instead of a steam cleaner and a rag. Perhaps some of you have, and their rapid and effective methods. I would be grateful if you would share them in the comments.

How to choose a mop for cleaning the floor: 5 excellent "helpers", their pros and cons

How to choose a mop for cleaning the floor: 5 excellent "helpers", their pros and consCleaning

Content 1 Household modern mops 1.1 Assistant number 1. Sponge Mop with Automatic Spin 1.2 Assistant number 2. Rope mop model 1.3 Assistant number 3. Flaunder or mop on the platform 1.4 Ass...

Read More
How to clean matte stretch ceiling: 2 stage a successful harvest and 5 holds barred

How to clean matte stretch ceiling: 2 stage a successful harvest and 5 holds barredCleaning

Content1 How to clean matt ceiling - 2 types of cleaning, tools and equipment for them1.1 Step 1. dry cleaning1.2 Step 2. Wet cleaning2 5 holds barred3 findingsMatt surfaces of fabric and PVC perio...

Read More
How to keep your nerves in order, and the kitchen - clean // How to wash the kitchen from fat: 6 tested recipes

How to keep your nerves in order, and the kitchen - clean // How to wash the kitchen from fat: 6 tested recipesCleaning

Content1 Household chemicals2 Proven popular ways2.1 Recipe 1. mustard powder2.2 Recipe 2. Soap-soda combination2.3 Recipe 3. Oil and soda2.4 Recipe 4. Ethanol-acetic solution2.5 Recipe 5. Ammonia2...

Read More