The Right Way To Clean Your Interior Shutters10/16/2015Jacob Hayes Our Guide for Kingsport Residents on How to Clean Shutters If you’re doing a deep clean or getting your place ready for a get-together, cleaning your Kingsport shutters is something that you need to do, and do right. But if it’s not, you could risk lasting stains, discoloring, or damage to the shutter. So how do you clean plantation shutters? That may vary based on what kind of shutters you have in your Kingsport home. How To Clean Real Wood Shutters When cleaning real wood shutters, be sure to take special care not to do anything overly abrasive that could impact the wood 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 that’s needed is to give the frame and louvers a quick wipe-down with a microfiber dust cloth. For cleaning smudges, try rubbing first with a dry cloth. You usually shouldn’t use a damp cloth unless you have to, and even then, the dryer the cloth, the better. Only do this for the affected area – don’t wipe down the entire frame with it. If you use a damp cloth, be sure to follow it with a dry cloth. Also, don’t ever use a caustic chemical agent, or you could risk damaging the wood finish. How To Clean Faux Wood Shutters Cleaning your Kingsport faux wood shutters like Polywood® is slightly different than cleaning real wood. In most cases, there’s no wood stain that needs to be protected, and faux wood tends to be more scratch-resistant. Here’s what you’ll need to clean faux wood shutters: A microfiber dust cloth A slightly wet cloth Using a dusting cloth, wipe 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, don’t use any chemical compounds or any abrasive cleaners. A slightly wet cloth is fine to use to clean faux wood shutters, but it’s always good to dry the shutter getting rid of the smudge. For more cleaning tips, contact us by calling 276-378-7422. Note: These steps were specifically written with Sunburst Shutters products in mind. For ways to clean shutters from a different company, contact your installer.