How Do I Clean My Blinds?

Updated: Aug 28

Do you have honeycomb shades?


Cellular shades also referred as honeycomb shades are fantastic for a home that needs better insulation. wikiHow has an article that discusses further how to clean them.


cellular shade cleaning








How to Clean Cellular Shades gives you methods of removing dust. The materials discussed in detail on the article used are compressed air, microfiber cloths, a vacuum, and if needing professional assistant the use of ultrasonic cleaning.

If your blinds are dirtier than expected the best options to clean them are:

Option 1: Carefully take the blinds down and clean them yourself

Option 2 (Recommended): Hire a professional to assist with properly cleaning the blinds. Amy’s expert tip on the wikiHow article provides an easy method after method 3 to clean cellular shades. Material’s needed:

  • Febreeze

  • Fabric Steamer

  • Optional: Oxyclean


Wikihow expert tip on Shade Cleaning

There are several techniques to cleaning honeycomb shades. If you do not have honeycomb shades and are looking to clean your specific type of blind continue below to find your type.

Martha Stewart provides an excellent guide to identifying the type of shade you have.



Cellular Shades (Honeycomb)

Honeycomb shades



honeycomb shades available on Home Depot



Pleated Shades

pleated shades


Pleated Shades available at Home Depot






Solar Shades

solar shades

Solar Shades available at Home Depot






Fabric Shades

fabric shades

Fabric Shades available at Home Depot




Fabric Vertical Blinds

fabric vertical blinds