How To Clean Mildew from Bamboo Blinds

Bamboo blinds are similar to window shutters except they are made out of bamboo. They have been used for hundreds of years. It has become popular due to its durability, inexpensiveness and easy-to-maintain elements. It is also very friendly to the environment, making this product unique and truly special. Bamboo blinds are very easy to clean. For regular maintenance, all you need to do is wipe the dust off by using a dry cloth. To add a little bit of sheen, you can put any furniture polish. This will repel water, dust and other unwanted rudiments. House mites may dislike these bamboo blinds but mildew does not and that can post a bit of a problem if not taken cared of immediately. However, there are certain tricks that you can do to remove these unwanted fungus right off your bamboo. To learn more about how to clean mildew from your bamboo blinds, here are some very effective and useful tips that you can use.

  1. All people who have unfortunate experiences with mildew know that the number one way to get rid of it is bleach or chlorine. That is what you need to make sure that you have, chlorine or bleach. You also need to prepare some clean cloth, warm water and anti-fungal spray that you can easily buy at your local drugstore or supermarket.
  2. Start by removing your bamboo blinds from the windows. In a bucket or basin, combine one part of bleach or chlorine and two parts or warm water. It is very important that it is large enough for the blinds to fit in. Mix it thoroughly.
  3. Dip the cloth into the mixture. Wring it out, make sure you get rid all excess water.
  4. You then dip the blinds and let it soak for a couple of minutes. This will soften up all the stubborn grime, oil and most especially the mildew sticking in every nook and cracks.
  5. Take the blinds out carefully and gently wipe it in all directions. Dip the cloth into the solution as often as possible. Repeat this process until you have completely removed all mildew.
  6. Get another clean and dry cloth. Dry it thoroughly. You then put the blinds out in the sun to completely dry it before rolling it up or hanging it again on your windows.
  7. Before hanging them back, apply a generous amount of anti-fungal spray.

These are the things that you should consider when cleaning and removing mildew and fungus stains on your pretty bamboo blinds. Just remember, always wear protective gears such as safety goggles and gloves to avoid unnecessary accidents, injuries and even allergies that might come up. Be very thorough when cleaning it. Do not rush. Take your time in making sure you remove every stain that you see. You can also add detergent in to your mixture to easily soften up the stubborn mildew stains. Do this regularly to prevent mildew from coming back especially when the weather is hot and humid. Good luck!


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