How To Clean Your Plantation Shutters10/16/2015Kasey Udy A Quick Lesson for St. George Residents on How to Clean Shutters If you’re doing a deep clean 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, discoloring, or damage to the shutter. So how do you clean plantation shutters? That depends on what kind of shutters you have in your home. Cleaning Faux Wood Shutters To see how Influencer Denise Cooper of Be My Guest with Denise cleans her Polywood shutters, watch this video. 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 tends to be more scratch-resistant. Here’s what you’ll need to get started: A microfiber dust cloth A slightly wet cloth 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. Like with real wood shutters, 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 cleaning 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: A microfiber dusting cloth A soft, dry cloth For ridding your wood shutters of dust, all you’ll need to do is give the frame 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 dryer 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.