metal blinds - best/quickest way to clean

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Hi does anyone know of the best way to clean metal blinds, have tried cleaning by hand but its a nightmare, is there anything I could soak them in - in bath for instance- that would clean them up?

Many thanks in advance
2007 £1749
2008 £291.99
2009 JanMasscara £7.00 Feb megcabot books x 2 £20 XFactor tkts x 2 £58.00 (couldn't go though as they only phoned on day :-( ) foundation £7.99
total so far for 09 £92.99

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  • ormus
    ormus Posts: 42,714 Forumite
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    we used to have white metal blinds in this house when i moved in.
    we soon realised that we could never clean them properly without a lot of hard work.
    (in the bath with lots of scrubbing using toothbrushes etc...)

    so we trashed them and fitted normal curtains/nets.
    Get some gorm.
  • dipsy
    dipsy Posts: 3,137 Forumite
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    well I guess its a bath for them then :-)

    Does anyone know of an effective solution I could use in the bath to help shift any dirt off them?

    thanks in advance
    2007 £1749
    2008 £291.99
    2009 JanMasscara £7.00 Feb megcabot books x 2 £20 XFactor tkts x 2 £58.00 (couldn't go though as they only phoned on day :-( ) foundation £7.99
    total so far for 09 £92.99
  • Weeyin
    Weeyin Posts: 117 Forumite
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    I think fairy liquid type stuff should be enough, something that can cut through grease.
  • chloeparrot
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    Most effective method is to completely immerse the blind in hot, soapy water and leave to soak for about 30 minutes (longer if very dirty). Wipe slats with a cotton cloth (tea towel type as washing up sponge will disintegrate due to the metal edges). Any stubborn stains can be removed with a Jiff-type cream.

    The main trick is to do this regularly, say once a month as the more often you do it, the less time it will take!:T
  • Fire_Fox
    Fire_Fox Posts: 26,026 Forumite
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    Mine are too large for the bath, so they get laid out on a thick towel and dust sheet on the floor and washed with a non-stick scourer and washing up liquid, working from the middle out.
    Declutterbug-in-progress.⭐️⭐️⭐️ ⭐️⭐️
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