The Right Way To Clean Your Interior Shutters10/16/2015Greg Arnett A Simple Guide for Phoenix Residents on How to Clean Shutters Whether you’re cleaning your whole house or just tidying up before a party, cleaning your Phoenix shutters is a job that needs to be done, and done the right way. But if it’s not, you could be looking at permanent stains, faded colors, or damage to the material. So how do you clean your shutters? That depends on what kind of shutters you have in your space. How To Clean Natural Wood Shutters When it comes to cleaning natural wood shutters, be sure 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 preferred) A soft, dry cloth If you’re dusting your wood shutters, all you’ll need to do is give the frame and louvers a quick wipe-down with a dusting cloth. For cleaning smudges, first wipe down with a dry cloth. You normally shouldn’t use a damp cloth unless absolutely necessary, and even then, the dryer the cloth, the better. Only do this for smudges or spills – don’t wipe down the entire shutter with the wet cloth. If you’re using a wet cloth, be sure to follow with a dry cloth. Also, never use a caustic chemical cleaner, or you could cause damage to the finish of your shutters. How To Clean Faux Wood Shutters Cleaning your Phoenix faux wood shutters such as Polywood® is slightly different than cleaning real wood. Typically, there’s no finish stain that you need to be careful not to damage, and faux wood is a little more resilient to scratches or blemishes. Here’s what you’ll need to clean faux wood shutters: A dusting cloth (microfiber works best) A slightly damp cloth Using a microfiber cloth, go over each part of your shutters to get rid of any dust or dirt. For bigger smudges or messes, use a slightly damp cloth to wipe them down. Like with real wood shutters, stay away from any chemical agents or any caustic cleaners. A slightly wet cloth is fine to use to clean the entire shutter, but it’s usually a good idea to dry the shutter when you’re done. For additional details, get in touch with us by calling 480-485-7743. Note: These directions were specifically made for products built by Sunburst shutters. For how to clean shutters from a different company, contact your shutter dealer.