Plantation shutters are one of the most popular window treatments that add elegance, value and style to any home. However, over time they can accumulate dust, dirt, and grime, dulling their appearance and reducing their functionality.
That is why proper cleaning and maintenance of plantation shutters are indispensable to keep them looking brand new and functional for years to come. We invite you to continue reading to find out how to clean plantation shutters and keep them in tip-top condition.
About plantation shutters:
Before we begin, it is essential to mention that PVC plantation shutters are a very delicate product so it is better to use gentle cleaning techniques. Harsh chemicals, abrasive materials, and high-pressure cleaning methods can damage or discolour the shutters. Therefore, we recommend using mild cleaning products and soft tools.
Here are the steps to clean plantation shutters effectively:
Cleaning plantation shutters: step by step
Step 1: Dust the shutters
The first step is to get rid of all loose dust or dirt from the shutters. Use a soft brush, microfiber cloth, or a vacuum cleaner with a soft brush attachment to remove the dust from the slats, frames, and corners.
Pro tip: Start from the top and work your way down, ensuring that you cover all the slats and frames.
Step 2: Wash the plantation shutters:
After completing step one, you are ready to wash your shutters. In this case, we recommend using mild soap and water solution or a shutter cleaner. To wash the shutters, moist a microfibre cloth with the cleaning solution and wipe the plantation shutters gently.
Pro tip: Avoid using too much water, as it can penetrate the joints and provoke some damage to the shutters.
Step 3: Rinse the shutters:
After washing the shutters, use a microfibre cloth moistened in clean water to remove any residues of water or shutter cleaner. Don’t forget to avoid the excess water when rinsing and always wipe the shutters gently.
Step 4: Dry the shutters:
For this step, you will need to use a clean and dry microfibre cloth to wipe the shutters and remove any excess water.
Pro tip: Make sure the shutters are completely dry before closing them, as moisture can cause deformation and permanent damage to the plantation shutters.
Step 5: Polish the shutters:
Last but not least, if you want to give your plantations an extra shine, you can use a specialized shutter polish or furniture wax. However, avoid using oily or silicone-based polishes, as those products attract dust and dirt.
In conclusion, cleaning your plantation shutters at home is easy. Moreover, regular cleaning and maintenance can keep them in superb condition and looking new for years.
The best Australian plantation shutters are from the DHE Group:
At DHE Group, we offer internal and external plantation shutters. Our superb range of plantation shutters is ideal for windows and doors.
Furthermore, at Dynamic we offer a wide range of plantation shutter designs with a choice of horizontal or vertical louvres and a selection of slat widths. You can choose from a variety of colours to suit your exterior colour palette.
Contact us today and request your FREE in-home measurement and quote!