How to Clean Plantation Shutters

May 27, 2022

If you had new plantation shutters installed in your home, you’re probably excited over their sleek design, functional practicality, and visual appeal. It’s understandable to want to keep them in top condition.

Just like other window treatments, plantation shutters, and especially wooden shutters, need to be cleaned on a regular basis to ensure they stay looking great and are in good working condition. Follow this 4-step guide from Smarter Outdoors to clean your plantation shutters to keep them looking good and prolong their lifespan.

  1. Remove Dust
    Remove all dust and debris off your plantation shutters using a vacuum cleaner and duster. Some vacuum cleaners have a brush attachment, which can be a great addition to your cleaning job. Vacuum each row of the shutters to eliminate any dirt that might have built up over time. Use the brush vacuum attachment to suck up all the dust from the extreme corners of the shutters.
  2. Wipe with Dry Cloth
    After thoroughly vacuuming the shutters, you can switch to a dry cloth. This allows you to sweep and wipe down whatever might have gotten stuck to the surfaces. Your dry cloth also gives you a better chance of accessing hard-to-reach corners.
    It’s advisable to pay great attention to the gaps between the shutters and spaces that may accumulate dust quickly. At this point, the majority of the cleaning should have been done, and you should be ready to move to the next stage.
  3. Polish
    After cleaning your plantation shutters, the next step is to polish them. However, you should be extra careful of the type of polish you use. While most polish types are safe to use on wood shutters, many manufacturers will warn you against using cleaning agents with harsh chemicals.
    Still, if you’re unsure of your furniture polish, you can look for a better alternative, such as natural furniture polish or homemade polish. Once you decide on your furniture polish, apply it to your microfiber damp cloth and wipe down the shutters, frames, and tight corners.
  4. Finishing Touches
    After polishing, give your shutters some time to dry. Inspect them carefully to check if any dust or dirt is left. If there is any dirt, scrub it down with a soft dry brush. But if you are satisfied with your work, sit back and enjoy the newly cleaned plantation shutters.
How to Clean Plantation Shutters | Smarter Outdoors in Perth

Specialist Plantation Shutters Installers in Perth

Smarter Outdoors are a premier plantation shutters installation company in Perth. We are proud to install the INSPIRE plantation shutters which are made of non-toxic recycled materials, making them a brilliant fit for both internal and external home designs. For more information, get in touch with our team on 1800 319 539.