A Quick Lesson for St. George Residents on How to Clean Shutters
If you’re doing your spring cleaning or just tidying up before a party, cleaning your St. George shutters is a job that needs to be done, and done the right way. If it’s not, you may be looking at permanent stains, discoloration, or damage to the shutter.
What’s the right way to clean shutters? That depends on what kind of shutters you have in your space.
Cleaning Faux Wood Shutters
Cleaning your St. George faux wood shutters
such as Polywood® is a little different than wood shutters. Usually, there’s no finish stain that needs to be protected, and faux wood is harder to scratch or damage.
Here’s what you’ll need to clean faux wood shutters:
Using a dusting cloth, wipe over each part of your shutters to get rid of any dust or dirt. For larger smudges or messes, use a slightly damp cloth to wipe them down. Again, stay away from any chemical agents or any caustic cleaners.
A slightly wet cloth is ok to use to clean the entire shutter, but it’s always good to dry the shutter afterwards.
Cleaning Real Wood Shutters
When you clean real wood shutters, be sure to be careful not to damage the finish or do anything that could expose the wood to moisture.
You’ll want these supplies to clean your shutters:
To clean the dust off of wood shutters, all you’ll need to do is give the panels and louvers a quick once-over with a dusting cloth.
For smudges or spills, 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 less wet the cloth, the better. Only do this for smudges or spills – don’t scrub the entire frame with it. If you’re using a wet cloth, be sure to follow it with a dry cloth. Also, don’t ever use a caustic chemical agent, or you could cause damage to the finish of your shutters.
For additional cleaning tips, contact us by calling 435-485-9332.
Note: These steps were specifically written for products built by Sunburst shutters. For how to clean shutters from a different company, contact your installer.