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The Right Way To Clean Interior Shutters

October 16, 2015
A Quick Lesson for Indianapolis Residents on How to Clean Shutters

Whether you’re cleaning your whole house or getting your place ready for a get-together, cleaning your Indianapolis shutters is something that needs to be done, and done the right way. And if it’s not, you could risk permanent stains, discoloration, or damage to the shutter.

So how do you clean interior shutters? That may vary based on what kind of shutters you have in your space.

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How To Clean Faux Wood Shutters  

To see how Influencer Denise Cooper of Be My Guest with Denise cleans her Polywood shutters, watch below. 
Cleaning your Indianapolis faux wood shutters like Polywood® is just a tad different than wood shutters. Typically, there’s no finish stain that you need to be careful not to damage, and faux wood tends to be more scratch-resistant.

Here’s what you’ll need to get started:

  • A microfiber dusting cloth

  • A slightly damp cloth

Using a dusting cloth, go over each part of your shutters to remove any dust or debris. For bigger smudges or messes, use a slightly damp cloth to wipe them down. As with wood shutters, stay away from any chemical compounds or any caustic cleaners.

A damp cloth is ok to use to clean the entire shutter, but it’s always good to dry the shutter after removing the mess. 

How To Clean Real Wood Shutters

How To Clean Wood Shutters In Indianapolis, IN

When cleaning real wood shutters, you need to take special care not to do anything that could damage the finish or expose the wood to moisture.

You’ll want these supplies to clean your shutters:

  • A dust cloth (microfiber works best)

  • A soft, dry cloth

To clean the dust off of wood shutters, all that’s needed is to give the shutter panels and frame a quick once-over with a dusting cloth.

For cleaning smudges, try rubbing first with a dry cloth. You typically shouldn’t use a damp cloth unless you have to, and even then, the less wet the cloth, the better. Only do this for the affected area – don’t wipe down the entire shutter with the wet cloth. If you use a damp cloth, always follow up with a dry cloth. Also, don’t ever use a caustic chemical cleaner, or else you may damage the finish of the wood. 

For more details, get in touch with us by calling 317-558-9066.

Note: These directions were specifically written for products built by Sunburst shutters. For ways to clean shutters from a different company, contact your shutter dealer.