How To Clean Plantation Shutters10/16/2015Curtis Orton A Simple Guide for Sacramento Residents on How to Clean Shutters Whether you’re cleaning your whole house or just tidying up before a party, cleaning your Sacramento shutters is a job that you need to do, and do right. And if it’s not, you could risk lasting stains, discoloring, or damage to the material. So how do you clean your shutters? That depends on the type of shutters you have in your home. Cleaning Natural Wood Shutters When it comes to cleaning natural wood shutters, try 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 microfiber dust 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 once-over with a microfiber cloth. For smudges or spills, first wipe down with a dry cloth. You typically shouldn’t use a damp cloth unless it’s completely necessary, and even then, the less damp the cloth, the better. Only do this for smudges or spills – don’t scrub the entire frame with it. If you’re using a wet cloth, be sure to follow with a dry cloth. Also, never use an abrasive chemical agent, or you could cause damage to the finish of your shutters. Cleaning Faux Wood Shutters Cleaning your Sacramento faux wood shutters such as Polywood® is slightly different than cleaning real wood. Usually, there’s no finish stain that needs to be preserved, and faux wood tends to be more scratch-resistant. Here’s what you’ll need to get started: A dusting cloth preferably microfiber) A slightly wet cloth Using a dusting cloth, wipe over each part of your shutters to get rid of any dust or dirt. For larger stains or messes, rub them down with a slightly damp cloth. Again, don’t use any chemical compounds or any caustic cleaners. A slightly wet cloth is ok to use to clean the entire shutter, but it’s usually a good idea to dry the shutter when you’re done. For more cleaning tips, get in touch with us by calling 925-309-5969. Note: These steps were specifically made with Sunburst Shutters products in mind. For how to clean shutters from a different manufacturer, contact your installer.