How To Clean Interior Shutters10/16/2015Neil Blackwelder A Simple Guide for Charlotte Residents on How to Clean Shutters If you’re doing a deep clean or prepping your house for a gathering, cleaning your Charlotte shutters is something that needs to be done, and done the right way. And if it’s not, you could risk permanent stains, discoloration, or damage to the shutter. What’s the right way to clean shutters? That’s going to depend on what kind of shutters you have in your home. Cleaning Natural Wood Shutters When you clean natural wood shutters, be sure to take special care not to do anything that could damage the finish or expose the wood to moisture. You’ll want these supplies to clean your shutters: A microfiber cloth A soft, dry cloth To clean the dust off of wood shutters, all you’ll need to do is give the frame and louvers a quick once-over with a dusting cloth. For deeper cleaning, try rubbing first with a dry cloth. You usually shouldn’t use a damp cloth unless absolutely 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 a damp cloth. If you use a damp cloth, be sure to follow it with a dry cloth. Also, don’t ever use an abrasive chemical cleaner, or you could cause damage to the finish of your shutters. Cleaning Faux Wood Shutters Cleaning your Charlotte faux wood shutters such as Polywood® is just a tad different than cleaning real wood. Typically, there’s no wood stain that you need to be careful not to damage, and faux wood tends to be more scratch-resistant. Here’s what you’ll need to clean faux wood shutters: A microfiber dust cloth A slightly wet cloth Using your dust cloth, wipe over each part of your shutters to get rid of any dust or dirt. For bigger smudges or messes, use a slightly damp cloth to wipe them down. Again, don’t use any chemical agents or any abrasive cleaners. A slightly wet cloth is fine to use to clean faux wood shutters, but it’s usually a good idea to dry the shutter afterwards. For more cleaning tips, contact us by calling 980-231-1116. Note: These directions were specifically written with Sunburst Shutters products in mind. For how to clean shutters from a different company, contact your shutter dealer.