Wood Blinds have been the most affordable and common window covering for homes over the past 20 years. Wood blinds offer long term protection, affordable pricing and a wide range of colors. Wood blinds are lighter than the synthetic version and thus, easier to lift and lower on a regular basis. Offering the best of both worlds, wood blinds can rotate open and closed as well as lift and lower…how could you ask for more.
Wood Blinds offer a wide range in color options in both “whites” and “stains”, they are also available in 2” and 2.5” slats. The 2.5” slats will add a little to the cost but if you have the room in your budget, they look much less busy and eliminate about 15% of the boards used to fill the opening.
Wood Blinds are not good to use in humid/wet environments as the water can slowly pop the paint off of the wood.
- Blinds are less expensive than most window coverings
- Durable, lasting decades
- Many colors to choose from
- Easy to decorate around
- Can get a little heavy if the blind is big
- Not decorative or “pretty”
- Strings…nobody likes strings
- Common…everyone has them
To clean a Wood blind
Note: Never hose it off or submerge it in water.
Tilt the slats down and use a feather duster to knock off the top layer of dust. Raise the slats up and dust from the back of the blind. If the blind has a layer that will not come off with a duster, its time to clean board by board. Using a micro-fiber towel and some diluted Simple Green cleaner, gently rub each slat to remove the “old dirt”. Going board by board will take a long time, but once you have done it, you will be able to simply dust from here on out.