No matter the style of your fabric window blinds, they require different care techniques than wood, plastic or metal blinds. Brushing them with a soft brush removes dust; give them a more thorough cleaning each month by vacuuming them with an upholstery-brush attachment with a low-suction setting.

Step 1

Close the blinds.

Step 2

Brush them from top to bottom with a soft brush such as a natural-bristle paintbrush. A feather duster can be used in place of a brush.

Step 3

Give the blinds a more thorough cleaning by vacuuming them from top to bottom. Use the upholstery brush attachment and a low-suction setting to avoid damaging the blinds.

Step 4

Spot-clean the blinds by dipping a white lint-free cloth in mildly soapy water using a gentle liquid dish soap as the cleaning agent. Wring out most of the water; then gently dab the spot on the blinds. Rinse and wring out the cloth; then dab it over the area again to rinse the fabric.