Caring for Your Plantation Shutters

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Plantation shutters are a valuable investment.  They not just provide style to a home, but help save on power costs, and raise the resale value. Whether they are true faux or wood plantation shutters, if they are well made, they can last for many years. Right care is very important, but fortunately, this care is relatively simple.

Plantation shutters are a big investment, but a large one, so you want to keep them looking their top. A crucial part of the care of plantation indoor shutters is keeping them dirt free. Otherwise, dirt and dust can build up and ruin the sheen. Regular cleaning and dusting are vital to keeping dirt and dust from building up.

Cleaning true wood plantation shutters

How you dirt free your indoor shutters depends on what they are made of. Real wood plantation shutters if excellent painted with a top standard finish, are as simple to clean as faux wood shutters, but do not use water, which can destroy or wrap wood. At least once every month, spray a dust cloth with wood polish and dust the shutters fully. If your shutters have little crevices or grooves that get dirt and dust, spray a toothbrush lightly with a spray polish and use it to dirt free hard to reach places.

Cleaning faux plantation shutters

Most faux plantation shutters are made of some kind of vinyl. Indoor vinyl shutters should be cleaned at least once a week. You can use the soft brush add-on on your vacuum cleaner hose. Tilt the slats up and perfectly vacuum them. Then turn them down and perform the same. Don’t forget the bottoms and tops of the shutters.

For soap, cleaning and water can be used on vinyl shutters. Some professional advice using distilled water because it does not have minerals that will cause spotting. In a bucket, gather hot water and mild dish soap or any mild soap to form a sudsy cleaning solution. Dampen a general cloth in the sudsy water, and wash the indoor shutters va fully. Next, dampen the next cloth with just water, and rinse away any soap residue. If your shutters have little crevices or grooves, don’t forget these, as they can simply get dirt and grime. Dip a toothbrush in the soapy water to dirt free those places. It may be tempting to use an all-objective spray cleaner, but these can be too harsh and can stain or discolor your shutters. Dry the shutters fully with a towel. This is vital, to stop spotting.

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