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Wooden blinds

Dear Heloise: I have wooden-slat blinds. I have tried oil soap and baby wipes, but I cannot get them clean. Can you please help? — Marie M., via fax

Help is here. Cleaning wooden blinds shouldn’t be hard! Baby wipes are OK, but may leave a residue. The oil “soap” is what I use, and it’s never failed me.

Are they just dusty? Coated with a gummy sort of residue? Are they painted, or raw wood? Painted should be a zip to clean. If they are unpainted wood, try this: Use a microfiber cloth dipped into just warm water. Wring it out, and run it over one slat. Go both ways, back and forth. If you see “dirt” on the cloth, then proceed.

If it’s that sticky stuff, then go back to the wood soap. Don’t overwet, and be sure to rinse off, then dry well. Test one-half of a blind and see which method works best for you! — Heloise

P.S.: Use the upholstery attachment with the brush to “suck” dust off the blinds!

Manufacturing of wooden blinds is about to start.

Deva Blinds Limited had placed it’s first order for wooden blinds.

Paul Pollard-Fraser, owner of Deva blinds Limited said “It is great to be in total control of the manufacture of our wooden venetian blinds for our customers.  I now know that I will be able to fit exactly what I order, it will be a great relief.  Not only will I be able to get the exact blinds that I want, but I will also be able to control when I get my blinds.”

“By manufacturing our own blinds we will be able to give a better service to our customers.”

“With my wife, May running the wooden blinds section, I can give her a call and ask her “Where are my blinds!”  Hopefully she will not give me the run around I used to get from previous suppliers.”

“I think that this is the way forward, I will also offer blinds to the trade as I know what I want as a fitter and believe that I can offer trade blinds that are easy to unpack and fit.”

Deva blinds Limited move forward again.