Cleaning Tips for Shutters

Cleaning Shutters Regularly

Exterior shutters can become quite filthy and interior window shutters collect dust as well, which is why they must be cleaned on a regular basis. Clean the windowsill as well since dust will accumulate there as you work your way down. Repeat the process by rotating the slats. Similarly, dust your external shutters on a regular basis.

Cleaning Each Shutter Slat

To keep your shutters clean, use a dry, no-polish cleaning cloth or feather duster and dust each slat individually. To eliminate dust, wipe each slat of the inner shutters with a dry or microfiber cloth. Because dust will collect on the lower slats from the top, start at the top and work your way down, crossing each slat as you go. We often recommend microfiber cloths for cleaning shutters that are within reach, such as cafe style shutters, or an extending feather duster for cleaning shutters that are too high for you to reach. If you have solid shutters, just dust them down with a clean cloth.

Cleaning Shutters with A Vacuum Cleaner

You may also use a vacuum cleaner with a soft upholstery attachment to clean your shutters. Clean your slats in the same way you would with a duster, either by opening the slats and cleaning each one individually or by shutting the slats and brushing over the entire shutter. You may also use the attachment to wipe the frame surround gently.

Cleaning with a Damp Cloth

If dusting does not result in a clean surface on your shutters, wipe them down with a moist cloth to eliminate stubborn dirt. Use a 50/50 solution of water and white vinegar with a dash of mild dish soap and wring the cloth almost dry. Pay careful attention to cleaning dirt buildup from the hinges and louvre edges. An old toothbrush may be used to penetrate cracks and crevices.

Cleaning built-up debris in the corners.

Dust can settle in the frame’s corners and at the ends of the slats. With a dry, clean toothbrush, gently push this out and wipe it away with a dry towel.

Clean The Shutter Slats Up and Down

If you like to clean numerous shutter slats at once while working horizontally, use a slatted blind cleaner. They are ideal for cleaning shutters and are commonly used for Venetian blinds. Simply work your way along the slats from top to bottom.

Wipe Down Heavier Stains

Shutters that are in areas prone to heavier stains, such as splashes from a kitchen sink, or fingerprints in a child’s playroom are simple to clean If you have wooden shutters, use a little wet towel to wipe the filthy portion of the shutter, then quickly dry it off with a clean, dry cloth to prevent moisture from penetrating the wood. If you have Waterproof Polyvinyl Shutters, you may remove stains with a damper cloth. Waterproof shutters are designed to withstand splashes and are resistant to water.
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