How to Take Care of Your Wood Vent Covers

10th Aug 2016

If you’ve taken steps to upgrade the look of your home’s vent covers and air intake system, you’ll want to keep them looking their best. While Vent Covers Unlimited carries a wide array of custom vent covers, there’s no denying that adding our custom wood vent covers to your room will make even the plainest intake system look nice. However, cleaning your wood vent covers requires some extra thought and care.

Regular Dusting

While simple metal vent covers often hide dirt and dust, wood vent covers have a way of making the dust noticeable. It’s easy for the vent covers to become covered with pet hair, dust, and debris over the course of a day, especially in high traffic areas. Using a soft microfiber cloth to dust the vent covers a few times a week will keep them looking great and reduce the buildup of grime on the surface.

Deep Clean

If regular dusting isn’t quite doing the trick, you’ll need to deep clean your vent covers. First use a damp cotton cloth and wipe the vent cover. Be sure to follow the grain of the wood. Dry the vent cover with a microfiber cloth. This will remove the surface layer of dust. Then use a mild oil-based wood soap diluted with water to remove any stuck-on dirt. Scrub the vent cover in small sections with a microfiber cloth and rinse thoroughly. Wipe the vent cover with a clean microfiber cloth to dry.


Taking care of your custom wood vent covers does not have to be a difficult chore. Dust them a few times a week and deep clean your vent covers once a month to help the finish stay as bright as it was when you ordered your vent covers. Browse our selection today and upgrade your home’s vent covers.