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The Right Way To Clean Your Interior Shutters

October 16, 2015
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, discoloring, or damage to the shutter.

What’s the right way to clean shutters? It 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 Las Vegas faux wood shutters like Polywood® is a little different than cleaning real wood. Usually, 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 remove any dust or dirt. For larger smudges or messes, use a slightly damp cloth to wipe them down. Like with real wood shutters, 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 getting rid of the smudge. 

How To Clean Natural Wood Shutters

How To Clean Wood Shutters In Las Vegas, NV

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.

Here’s what you’ll need to clean:

  • 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 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 you have to, 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 the wet 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 you could risk damaging the wood finish. 

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.