The Right Way To Clean Your Interior Shutters10/16/2015Darik Neilson A Simple Guide for Las Vegas Residents on How to Clean Shutters If you’re cleaning your whole house or getting your place ready for a get-together, cleaning your Las Vegas shutters is a job that needs to be done, and done the right way. But if it’s not, you could risk permanent stains, discoloration, or damage to the shutter. What’s the right way to clean shutters? It 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 do anything that could damage the finish or expose the wood to moisture. Here’s what you’ll need to clean: A dust cloth (microfiber preferred) A soft, dry cloth If you’re dusting your wood shutters, all that’s needed is to give the panels and louvers a quick once-over with a dusting cloth. For cleaning any blemishes, first wipe down with a dry cloth. You normally don’t want to use a damp cloth unless it’s completely necessary, and even then, the dryer the cloth, the better. Only do this for smudges or spills – don’t wipe down the entire frame with a damp cloth. If you’re using a wet cloth, be sure to follow it with a dry cloth. Also, don’t ever use an abrasive chemical agent, or else you may damage the finish of the wood. How To Clean Faux Wood Shutters Cleaning your Las Vegas faux wood shutters like Polywood® is a little different than cleaning real wood. In most cases, 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 get started: A dusting cloth (microfiber works best) A slightly wet cloth Using a dusting 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. Again, stay away from any chemical compounds 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 702-850-6619. Note: These steps were specifically written for products built by Sunburst shutters. For how to clean shutters from a different manufacturer, contact your installer.