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The Right Way To Clean Your Interior Shutters

October 16, 2015
Our Guide for San Diego Residents on How to Clean Shutters

If you’re doing your spring cleaning or prepping your house for a gathering, cleaning your San Diego shutters is a job that you need to do, and do right. If not, you might be looking at permanent stains, faded colors, or damage to the material.

So how do you clean your shutters? That’s going to depend on what kind of shutters you have in your space.

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How To Clean Faux Wood Shutters  

To see how Denise Cooper of Be My Guest with Denise cleans her Polywood shutters, watch below. 
 
 
Cleaning your San Diego 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 to clean faux wood shutters:

  • A microfiber cloth

  • A slightly damp 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, rub them down with a slightly damp cloth. As with wood shutters, don’t use any chemical compounds or any caustic cleaners.

A damp cloth is ok to use to clean faux wood shutters, but it’s usually a good idea to dry the shutter when you’re done. 

How To Clean Real Wood Shutters

How To Clean Wood Shutters In San Diego, CA

When cleaning real wood shutters, you need 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 dust cloth (microfiber works best)

  • A soft, dry cloth

To clean the dust off of wood shutters, all you’ll need to do is give the shutter panels and frame a quick wipe-down with a microfiber cloth.

For cleaning any blemishes, try rubbing first with a dry cloth. You normally don’t want to use a damp cloth unless it’s completely 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 use a damp cloth, always 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 details, get in touch with us by calling 760-405-8887.

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

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