How To Clean Plantation Shutters:
Make sure to use the best cleaning method to keep your plantation shutters in good condition for many years to come. Shutters that are located in your bathroom, kitchen, dining areas, and so on can easily accumulate grease, accidental food splatters, hairspray, dust, grime, and other forms of dirt. These locations need to be cleaned weekly to keep them looking as good as new.
Here are some good ways to clean your plantation shutters for all materials and finishes:
Timber Plantation Shutters
Clean timber shutters by using as little water as possible, and avoid any harsh cleaning materials:
- Use a dusting cloth or brush, a vacuum, and a small brush that you can wet.
- Run the vacuum with the brush over the shutters to remove as much dust as possible.
- Use the soft dusting cloth to get in between each shutter, wet the soft cloth slightly with water, and gently scrub any particularly stubborn areas.
- With another dry cloth, dry off all the areas that may have become wet to avoid damage to the surface of the shutters.
Polywood is a synthetic material that can be cleaned by using harsher cleaning materials – if needed. Use the same dry method as used for timber shutters:
- Vacuum to remove dust, then use your soft cloth with either a small amount of water or cleaning solution.
- Focus on the spaces where the frame and the shutters meet and the sides of the shutters and any small spaces where dust can build up.
Exterior Plantation Shutters
Exterior shutters will probably need a bit more thorough cleaning than internal shutters:
- A soapy cleaning product will be needed.
- Use a hose or pressure washer to get all the loose dirt and material off the shutters.
- Dish soap and water can work well for cleaning, but bleach could also be used to help remove stubborn mold or stains.
- You can always test a patch on an easily hidden area first to make sure the shutter will not discolor.