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How To Clean Plantation Shutters

October 16, 2015
Our Guide for Salt Lake City Residents on How to Clean Shutters

Whether you’re doing a deep clean or just tidying up before a party, cleaning your Salt Lake City shutters is something that needs to be done, and done the right way. If not, you could be looking at permanent stains, faded colors, or damage to the material.

What’s the right way to clean shutters? That depends on what kind of shutters you have in your home.

Cleaning Faux Wood ShuttersCleaning Wood Shutters
   

Cleaning Faux Wood Shutters  

To see how Influencer Denise Cooper of Be My Guest with Denise cleans her Polywood shutters, watch below. 
 
 
Cleaning your Salt Lake City faux wood shutters such as Polywood® is a little different than wood shutters. In most cases, there’s no wood stain that needs to be preserved, and faux wood is a little more resilient to scratches or blemishes.

Here’s what you’ll need to get started:

  • A dusting cloth preferably microfiber)

  • A slightly wet cloth

Using your dust cloth, wipe over each part of your shutters to remove any dust or debris. For larger stains or messes, rub them down with a slightly damp cloth. As with wood shutters, stay away from any chemical compounds or any caustic cleaners.

A damp cloth is fine to use to clean the entire shutter, but it’s always good to dry the shutter after removing the mess. 

Cleaning Natural Wood Shutters

How To Clean Wood Shutters In Salt Lake City, Utah

When cleaning natural wood shutters, try to take special care 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 microfiber dusting cloth

  • A soft, dry cloth

To clean the dust off of wood shutters, all you’ll need to do is give the panels and louvers a quick once-over with a microfiber cloth.

For smudges or spills, try rubbing first with a dry cloth. You typically shouldn’t use a damp cloth unless it’s completely necessary, and even then, the less wet the cloth, the better. Only do this for the affected area – don’t scrub the entire frame with it. If you use a damp cloth, be sure to follow up with a dry cloth. Also, never use an abrasive chemical agent, or else you may damage the finish of the wood. 

For more cleaning tips, get in touch with us by calling 801-515-3598.

Note: These directions were specifically written with Sunburst Shutters products in mind. For ways to clean shutters from a different company, contact your shutter dealer.

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