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How To Clean Your Plantation Shutters

October 16, 2015
A Quick Lesson for Clearwater Residents on How to Clean Shutters

If you’re doing your spring cleaning or prepping your house for a gathering, cleaning your Clearwater shutters is something that needs to be done, and done the right way. But if it’s not, you might risk lasting stains, discoloring, or damage to the material.

So how do you clean plantation shutters? That may vary based on what kind of shutters you have in your home.

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Cleaning Faux Wood Shutters  

To see how Influencer Denise Cooper of Be My Guest with Denise cleans her Polywood shutters, watch below. 
 
 
Cleaning your Clearwater faux wood shutters like Polywood® is slightly different than cleaning real wood. Typically, there’s no wood stain that needs to be protected, and faux wood is a little more resilient to scratches or blemishes.

Here’s what you’ll need:

  • A microfiber cloth

  • A slightly wet cloth

Using a dusting cloth, wipe over each part of your shutters to remove any dust or dirt. For larger stains or messes, use a slightly damp cloth to wipe them down. Like with real wood shutters, don’t use any chemical agents or any abrasive cleaners.

A slightly wet cloth is ok to use to clean faux wood shutters, but it’s usually a good idea to dry the shutter after removing the mess. 

Cleaning Real Wood Shutters

How To Clean Wood Shutters In Clearwater Florida

When it comes to cleaning real wood shutters, try to take special care not to do anything overly abrasive that could impact the wood finish or expose the wood to moisture.

Here’s what you’ll need to clean:

  • A microfiber dusting cloth

  • A soft, dry cloth

For ridding your wood shutters of dust, all you’ll need to do is give the shutter panels and frame a quick wipe-down with a dusting cloth.

For cleaning any blemishes, first wipe down with a dry cloth. You usually 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 smudges or spills – don’t scrub the entire frame with it. If you use a damp cloth, be sure to follow it with a dry cloth. Also, don’t ever use a caustic chemical cleaner, or you could risk damaging the wood finish. 

For more cleaning tips, get in touch with us by calling 813-580-7288.

Note: These directions were specifically written for products built by Sunburst shutters. For how to clean shutters from a different company, contact your shutter dealer.

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