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The Right Way To Clean Your Interior Shutters

October 16, 2015
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 you need to do, and do right. If 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 home.

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How To Clean Faux Wood Shutters  

To see how Influencer Denise Cooper of Be My Guest with Denise cleans her Polywood shutters, watch below. 
Cleaning your Phoenix faux wood shutters such as Polywood® is just a tad different than wood shutters. 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 your dust 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 getting rid of the smudge. 

How To Clean Natural Wood Shutters

How To Clean Wood Shutters In Phoenix, AZ

When it comes to cleaning natural wood shutters, you need to be careful not to do anything that could damage the finish or expose the wood to moisture.

You’ll want these supplies to clean your shutters:

  • A dust cloth (microfiber works best)

  • A soft, dry cloth

If you’re dusting your wood shutters, all you’ll need to do is give the panels and louvers a quick wipe-down with a dusting cloth.

For smudges or spills, try rubbing first 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 the affected area – 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. 

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.