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How to Clean Shutters

2:05PM 23 November 2021

If you’ve bought some - or even if you’re thinking of buying some (which we hope you are) - you will want to ensure your lovely shutters are kept in the best condition. That way, they will last you for years to come. Well, you’ll be glad to hear that - unlike curtains or blinds - they’re very easy to clean. You don’t need any special equipment, and cleaning only takes a matter of minutes. It really is a no-fuss process. So, let’s get started, shall we?


How to Clean Shutters

  1. Use a dry cloth or duster to run along the slats.
Simply tilt open your slats and give them a wipe. If you’re pushed for time, you can even close the slats and give the whole panel a once over. Oh, and remember the frames too.
  1. Don’t forget the nooks and crannies.
With their moving parts, dust and debris can build up in in the corners and between the slats and the edge of the panels. A soft, clean toothbrush will take care of this.
  1. Use a slightly damp cloth for any stains
As they are a natural wood product, you don’t want your shutters to get too wet; this can lead to warping. For any stains that won’t lift with dry wiping, rub them lightly with a damp cloth. Don’t rub too hard or use any cleaning products as this can affect the paint. Once you have removed the stain, rub the area with a dry cloth.

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What About Polyvinyl Shutters?

When it comes to how to clean interior vinyl shutters, it’s even simpler than hardwood shutters. You can use the exact same process but because our polyvinyl shutters are completely waterproof, using a damp cloth for stains doesn’t even require a dry cloth afterwards. Of course, it can’t hurt.

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Don’t Forget…

Besides being easy to clean, plantation shutters have lots of other benefits:
  • Made from high-quality materials, bespoke to your window’s specifications.
  • Privacy and light management.
  • Insulation and ventilation.
  • Incredibly versatile.
  • Easy maintenance.
  • Added security.
  • Durable and long-lasting.
Oh, and of course:
  • They look amazing!

If you are interested in plantation shutters or have any questions for our team, we would love to hear from you. Send an email to hello@diyshutters.co.uk and one of our friendly crew will get back to you.