How To Clean Your Plantation Shutters

George Christ
Our Guide for Minneapolis Residents on How to Clean Shutters

If you’re cleaning your whole house or just tidying up before a party, cleaning your Minneapolis shutters is something that needs to be done, and done the right way. If not, you might risk lasting stains, discoloration, or damage to the material.

What’s the right way to clean shutters? It depends on the type of shutters you have in your Minneapolis home.

Cleaning Wood ShuttersCleaning Faux Wood Shutters
 

How To Clean Real Wood Shutters

How To Clean Wood Shutters In Minneapolis, MN

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

Here’s what you’ll need to clean:

  • A microfiber cloth

  • A soft, dry cloth

To clean the dust off of wood shutters, all that’s needed is to give the frame and louvers a quick wipe-down with a microfiber dust cloth.

For smudges or spills, try rubbing first with a dry cloth. You usually don’t want to use a damp cloth unless you have to, and even then, the dryer the cloth, the better. Only do this for the affected area – don’t scrub the entire shutter with a damp cloth. If you use a damp cloth, be sure to follow with a dry cloth. Also, don’t ever use a caustic chemical cleaner, or else you may damage the finish of the wood. 

How To Clean Faux Wood Shutters

Cleaning Polywood plantation shutters in Minneapolis is a breeze

Cleaning your Minneapolis faux wood shutters like Polywood® is slightly different than wood shutters. Usually, 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:

  • A microfiber cloth

  • A slightly wet cloth

Using a microfiber cloth, go over each part of your shutters to remove any dust or debris. For bigger stains or messes, use a slightly damp cloth to wipe them down. As with wood shutters, stay away from any chemical compounds 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 additional cleaning tips, contact us by calling 952-856-8130.

Note: These directions were specifically made for products built by Sunburst shutters. For ways to clean shutters from a different manufacturer, contact your installer.