How Do I Clean My Shutters?
Shutters are becoming highly popular and are one of the most popular types of window coverings we offer. However, one of the most popular questions people ask is How do I clean my shutters? One of the great things about shutters is they are easy to maintain and it doesn’t take much to keep them looking brand new. Below we aim to cover some top tips to help keep your shutters looking great all year round.
Tips For Cleaning Your Window Shutters
If you’ve had your shutters installed by Country Blinds and Shutters, then you’ll be given advice on how to take care of your shutters after the initial installation. One of the easiest ways to maintain your shutters is to keep them dust free and this can be done with a feather duster. We do find that real feather dusters are much more effective at clearing dust from the slats and it’s important you tilt the slats both ways when cleaning them. This ensures both the top and bottom of the slats are kept dust free.
Investing in a quality feather duster, helps to prevent damage or scratching to the slats and they are also much more effective at removing dust. Any dust that has been removed should be hoovered, swept or mopped up, to ensure the dust doesn’t float back up and reattach to the shutters. However, sometimes other forms of dirt or grease can build up, from hands, bugs or things in the air. The next step of cleaning should then be to wipe them with a damp cloth. This should purely only be damp and not wet, wet cloths can leave watermarks and stains, where a damp cloth will only remove residue.
It’s important that things aren’t sprayed directly onto the shutter, such as cleaning products or chemicals, as this can actually cause more dirt build up and the chemicals in them could react with the surface. Cleaning products and chemicals can easily cause yellowing or discoloration in the shutters. Any damp base cleaning that is carried out should be dried off with a dry cloth, kitchen roll or paper towels to ensure no residue is left behind.
Cleaning of the shutters should be carried out regularly to ensure that dust and dirt is removed correctly. The right maintenance of your shutters should help to keep them looking great for many years to come. Just like anything the more and better you look after something the longer it will last.
If you’ve just moved into a property and it already has shutters that haven’t been maintained correctly, then they could need replacing. At Country Blinds and Shutters we can provide advice on whether one or multiple shutters need replacing. If this is the case, then we will ensure a fair and competitive quote is provided for shutter replacement.