How to Clean Plantation Shutters

 Reminiscent of gorgeous and palatial homes, plantation shutters are a classy way to upgrade and transform your home’s appearance. Designed to allow light to filter through the blades while simultaneously providing privacy, plantation shutters add a bit of luxury to your home.

While plantation shutters are known for the low maintenance class, it is perfectly natural that they will collect dust and dirt just from daily exposure.

Tips to clean your plantation shutters

Step 1. Remove Loose Dust and Dirt

Start by taking a feather duster or cloth to swipe across the blades to remove loose dirt and dust particles. For the best results, we recommend wiping the duster one blade at a time. This will ensure that you are removing all the dust and dirt from the entire shutter, including those hard to reach areas in the corners.

Step 2. Remove Stains Or Spots

Because many plantation shutters are made from wood, it is important not to use too much water or soap when cleaning. Too much water or soap can warp or damage the shutter, altering their appearance over time. Never use any harsh chemicals and never use rough surfaces to scrub the shutters. We recommend using a small amount of white vinegar on a soft cloth to gently remove spots or stains with ease. Be sure to wipe the entire area dry, never leave any damp spots behind.

Step 3. Use Your Vacuum To Remove Left Over Debris

Every vacuum comes with an array of attachments designed to clean almost every surface imaginable. In this final step, we recommend removing the hose from your vacuum head and attach the brush handle. Once the attachment is secure take the hose and slowly sweep the brush against each of the blades to suck up any leftover dust or debris.

In order to keep your plantation shutters looking brand-new, we recommend following these steps at least once a week. For shutters in/on the house and in rooms like the kitchen could collect more dirt and grime than other shutters; we recommend cleaning these more regularly.

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