How to Get the Smell of Vinyl Out of My Solar Blinds

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You have to manually adjust normal window shades and blinds, but with automatic solar blinds you can set the blinds to close when the sun comes up or you can adjust them manually too. Most window solar blinds are made out of vinyl. When you first take them out of the box, the vinyl blinds can have a very strong smell. Over time the vinyl smell will go away, but you can clean the blinds initially to remove the smell.


Things You'll Need

  • Vinegar

  • Rags

  • Baking Soda

  • Water

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Step 1

Mix 1 cup of water with 1 cup of baking soda.

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Step 2

Dip a rag in the baking soda solution. Scrub each blind's top and bottom with the solution. Wipe off as much as you can with a clean rag.

Step 3

Dampen a rag with vinegar. Wipe the top and bottom of each blind with the damp vinegar rag.

Step 4

Dampen a rag with water. Wipe the top and bottom of each blind with the moist rag.

Step 5

Wipe each blind dry with a clean, dry rag.


Unplug the blinds and lay the blinds flat on the floor to avoid water dripping into the motors. The motors can take some moisture, but just avoid them as best as you can.



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