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Old 11-30-2003, 06:24 PM   #1
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Cleaning Blinds

Any ideas on how to clean the fabric on the wooden horizontal blinds? They need a good cleaning but I don't want to get the wood wet.

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Old 11-30-2003, 08:33 PM   #2
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Wooden Blinds Cleaning Agent

I used a combination of Lemon Oil and Orange Oil.

Started with the cheaper brands that were less viscous. I used lots of rags, and constantly changed the face of the rag, such that a clean rag area was sweeping the mud and the crud and the beer from the wood.

It took several passes over each blind prior to them looking good again.

As the cleaning progressed, I switched to a premium, thicker wood treatment oil.

These steps, besides doing a great job cleaning, also removed the water stains that were on some of the blinds.

It's a lot easier to do if you take them out of the coach, lay them out on a flat surface, and work on them at a convenient height.

I didn't say it was easy.

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