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How To Clean Interior Shutters

October 16, 2015
A Simple Guide for Charlotte Residents on How to Clean Shutters

If you’re doing your spring cleaning 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, discoloring, 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 space.

Cleaning Faux Wood ShuttersCleaning Wood Shutters
   

Cleaning Faux Wood Shutters  

To see how Influencer Denise Cooper of Be My Guest with Denise cleans her Polywood shutters, watch this video. 
 
 
Cleaning your Charlotte faux wood shutters such as Polywood® is slightly different than cleaning real wood. Typically, there’s no wood stain that you need to be careful not to damage, and faux wood is harder to scratch or damage.

Here’s what you’ll need to get started:

  • 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. 

Cleaning Natural Wood Shutters

How To Clean Wood Shutters In Charlotte, NC

When cleaning natural wood shutters, be sure to be careful not to damage the finish or do anything that could expose the wood to moisture.

You’ll want these supplies to clean your shutters:

  • A microfiber dust cloth

  • A soft, dry cloth

To clean the dust off of wood shutters, all you’ll need to do is give the panels and louvers a quick once-over with a microfiber dust 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 dryer the cloth, the better. Only do this for the affected area – don’t scrub the entire frame with a damp cloth. If you’re using a wet 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. 

For more cleaning tips, contact us by calling 980-231-1116.

Note: These directions were specifically made with Sunburst Shutters products in mind. For how to clean shutters from a different company, contact your shutter dealer.

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