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How to Clean Your Plantation Shutters Once They Are Installed?

by | Nov 20, 2019 | Uncategorized | 0 comments

If you are lucky enough to own plantation shutters or you’re about to have them fitted you’ll want to know how to clean them. Cleaning your plantation shutters correctly can help them to stay in great condition for many years.

Here at Sun Devil Shutters, we have a few tips that can help your beautiful new shutters look amazing from day one:

Step 1: Remove the Dust and Debris

One of the very first things you need to do is to remove all of the dust and debris. This is to ensure you can really get into each section and clean it properly. One of the best and easiest ways to remove the dust and debris is to use the brush attachment on a vacuum. The vacuum will suck up all of that dust and debris ensuring that the next step is much easier.

Step 2: Wipe With a Cloth

Once all of the dust and debris has been removed, it’s now time for you to wipe the shutters down with a dry cloth. This will ensure that any remaining dust and debris is removed. Make sure you pay attention to the spaces between the shutters and anywhere else where there’s likely to be a build-up of dust.

Step 3: Using Water

While you might be tempted to use chemicals when cleaning plantation shutters it’s not a good idea. This is because they could damage your shutters. Instead, use water and a cloth and wipe your shutters down. Please note, you should avoid using too much water on your wooden shutters. Too much water could cause your shutters to bend and become warped. 

Step 4: Drying your Plantation Shutters

As soon as you have finished cleaning your new plantation shutters you will need to dry them. While you might be tempted to leave them to dry, the water could cause warping in addition to spotting. Make sure you dry your shutters properly to protect them from water but also to prevent dust from sticking to those nice clean areas.

If you’re cleaning your shutters on a sunny day open your windows so the warm air can blow them dry. Please note, you should still wipe the shutters dry. If the weather is not that great you could always consider turning on a fan and aiming it at your shutters. Again, please ensure you also wipe the shutters dry

Step 5: Maintaining your New Shutters

Here at Sun Devil Shutters, we know you want all of your shutters to look good for many years to come. This is why it’s important that you maintain them by cleaning your shutters regularly. Consider cleaning your plantation shutters at least once a month. This will ensure that less dust and debris get built-up and your shutters continue to look good. 

Cleaning your new plantation shutters is easy, you just have to make sure you do it properly. Follow all of the above steps so your shutters look good for many years to come. 

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