The Right Way To Clean Plantation Shutters
If you’re doing a deep clean or just tidying up before a party, cleaning your Seattle shutters is something that you need to do, and do right. If it’s not, you may risk lasting stains, discoloration, or damage to the shutter.
What’s the best way to clean shutters? That may vary based on what kind of shutters you have in your space.
Here’s what you’ll need to get started:
A microfiber cloth
A slightly damp cloth
Using a dusting cloth, wipe over each part of your shutters to get rid of any dust or dirt. For bigger stains or messes, use a slightly damp cloth to wipe them down. Again, stay away from any chemical agents or any caustic cleaners.
A slightly wet cloth is fine to use to clean the entire shutter, but it’s always good to dry the shutter after removing the mess.
When it comes to cleaning real wood shutters, be sure to be careful not to damage the finish or do anything that could expose the wood to moisture.
You’ll want these supplies to clean your shutters:
A dust cloth (microfiber works best)
A soft, dry cloth
If you’re dusting your wood shutters, all that’s needed is to give the panels and louvers a quick once-over with a microfiber dust cloth.
For deeper cleaning, first wipe down with a dry cloth. You normally don’t want to use a damp cloth unless you have to, and even then, the less wet the cloth, the better. Only do this for the affected area – don’t scrub the entire shutter with it. If you use a damp cloth, be sure to follow up with a dry cloth. Also, don’t ever use a caustic chemical agent, or else you may damage the finish of the wood.
For more details, contact us by calling 360-464-2277.
Note: These steps were specifically made for products built by Sunburst shutters. For ways to clean shutters from a different company, contact your installer.