I am going to assume that the blinds you have are made of fabric. For normal cleaning, some RVers use Feather Dusters on a weekly basis to keep dirt and grime from accumulating. On an annual basis, some RVers use upholstery Vacuum attachments to thoroughly clean the blinds.
You will have to remove the shades in all the methods listed below.
The Video Below Will Show How to Remove the Shades
Important Note: Before using any of the techniques or cleaning materials listed below you should test a small portion of the blind to ensure that no discoloration of the fabric or damage to the pleating occurs from the process.
For very dirty/soiled blinds some RVers have done the following:
1. First, remove the shades from the window. This will make it easier for you to clean them and ensure that you don't miss any spots.
2. Next, use the brush attachment on your vacuum cleaner to vacuum both sides of the shades. This will remove any dust or dirt that has accumulated on them.
3. Then, mix a solution of mild soap and warm water in a small bucket.
Dip a soft cloth or sponge into the solution and gently scrub both sides of the shades.
4. After that, rinse the shades thoroughly with clean water to remove any soap residue.
5. Next, use a clean, dry cloth to wipe the shades dry.
6. You can try using a mild abrasive cleaner or a specialty fabric cleaner if the shades have any stains or spots that are difficult to remove. Just be sure to test any cleaner on a small, inconspicuous area of the shades before using it on the entire surface.
7. Once the shades are clean and dry, rehang them in the window.
Some RVers have removed their blinds completely and soaked them in a bathtub full of warm water and some OxyClean. Once the blinds are dry, they can be re-hung. The two videos below will guide you through the process of removing the shades and then how to clean them in a bathtub using OxyClean.
How to Clean the Blinds in the Bathtub
Some RVers have used Portable Steam Cleaners with an upholstery attachment to clean their blinds. Of course, my fear here is that the steam will steam out the pleats of the blinds.
I urge any of our visitors who have used a different method to leave a comment to let all of us know what worked for them.
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