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The Right Way To Clean Interior Shutters

October 16, 2015
A Quick Lesson for Kingsport Residents on How to Clean Shutters

If you’re doing your spring cleaning or prepping your house for a gathering, cleaning your Kingsport shutters is something that you need to do, and do right. But if it’s not, you could risk lasting stains, discoloration, or damage to the shutter.

So how do you clean interior shutters? That may vary based on what kind of shutters you have in your Kingsport 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 this video. 
 
 
Cleaning your Kingsport faux wood shutters like Polywood® is just a tad 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 get started:

  • 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. Again, stay away from 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 when you’re done. 

How To Clean Real Wood Shutters

How To Clean Wood Shutters In Kingsport, TN

When you clean 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

To clean the dust off of 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, try rubbing first with a dry cloth. You usually shouldn’t use a damp cloth unless it’s completely necessary, and even then, the less wet 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 up with a dry cloth. Also, don’t ever use a caustic chemical agent, or you could risk damaging the wood finish. 

For more cleaning tips, contact us by calling 276-685-5343.

Note: These steps were specifically written with Sunburst Shutters products in mind. For ways to clean shutters from a different company, contact your installer.

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