How to Clean Honeycomb Blinds

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Honeycomb blinds, also known as cellular shades, require regular dusting and occasional vacuuming to keep them looking their best. Mild dish soap and water may be used to spot-clean soiled areas as needed.

Things You'll Need

  • Feather duster
  • Step stool
  • Vacuum cleaner with crevice tool and upholstery brush attachments
  • Sponge
  • Dish soap
  • Lint-free white cloth

Step 1

Close the blinds completely.

Step 2

Dust the blinds from top to bottom using a feather duster. Dust the top ridge or housing for the blinds if that area is accessible, as well as any trim or molding around the top of the window. Use a step stool if it is difficult to reach the top of the blinds.

Step 3

Open the shades so you have access to the window area.

Step 4

Vacuum inside the window frame using the crevice tool attachment. If you open the window often, vacuum out the area inside the window as well to remove dust and debris that may otherwise dirty the blinds.

Step 5

Close the window and the blinds.

Step 6

Switch the vacuum cleaner to a low-suction setting and replace the crevice tool with the upholstery brush attachment.

Step 7

Vacuum the blinds, starting at the top and working your way across before moving lower. Vacuum with a gentle touch to prevent damage to the blinds.

Step 8

Spot-clean dirty areas by dabbing them with a sponge dipped in mildly soapy water. Rinse the sponge and dab the spots again with plain water. Dab the area with a lint-free white cloth afterward to remove excess moisture.

Tip

  • A can of compressed air or a hair dryer with a no-heat setting may be used to blow dust out of honeycomb blinds. Start with the can or dryer a few inches away at first to ensure the blast of air won't bend or distort the shape of the blinds.

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