How to clean mould from window blinds

Written by amanda flanigan | 13/05/2017
How to clean mould from window blinds
Blinds can get mouldy in humid months. (Wavebreakmedia Ltd/Wavebreak Media/Getty Images)

Blinds are inexpensive and come in a variety of materials, colours and designs, making them a good choice for any window treatment. Over time, blinds can become dusty, dirty, dingy and even mouldy. During humid months, mould will begin to grow on damp blinds. When you find mould growing on your blinds, remove it as soon as possible to keep it from spreading to other areas.

Remove your blinds from the window.

Lay the blinds outside on your porch, path or drive.

Combine one part bleach with 10 parts water in a bucket.

Saturate a soft bristle brush with the mixture.

Brush the blinds, starting at one end and working towards the other side.

Flip the blinds over and continue to brush them.

Fill a clean bucket with cool water. Add a few drops of a mild washing-up liquid.

Saturate a cloth in the mixture and wipe down the blinds.

Rinse the blinds with a water hose.

Wipe the blinds dry with a clean towel.

Reattach the blinds to the window.


Wear rubber gloves when working with bleach to prevent skin irritation.

Things you need

  • Bleach
  • Water
  • Two 22.5 litre (5 gallon) buckets
  • Soft bristled brush
  • Mild washing-up liquid
  • Cloth
  • Water hose

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