Get the absolute most out of your installed shutters by learning how to properly clean and maintain their integrity. When you make an investment into upgrading your home, there comes a certain amount of upkeep to ensure your shutters stay in pristine condition all year round. There are a number of benefits to installing shutters into your home, however, the next step to reaping their optimum efficiency is to ensure they stay clean.
To best maintain your shutters, clean them at least weekly with just the vacuum using a brush attachment. For wooden shutters, spraying a dusting cloth with wood polish and dusting thoroughly provides a more in-depth clean. Vinyl or painted shutters should be washed thoroughly using a cloth dipped in warm water and dish soap. Rinse with water and dry with a towel or paper towel afterward. For small crevices or hard to reach areas of your shutters, consider using a toothbrush sprayed with your cleaning agent of choice. If your shutters are external and hard to reach, consider using a hose or pressure water system or ladder to reach it. Also be sure to avoid any abrasive cleaners or methylated spirits on your cloth shutters to maximise their lifetime.
Whether your shutters are indoors or outdoors, it is important to check them often in the case of dust build up or any stray twigs or leaves. Always remember to handle your shutters in a gentle and careful manner to avoid any unnecessary damage. If you follow these steps, you will be able to enjoy your shutters for a lifetime.
If you have any further questions about how to best keep your shutters in top quality, be sure to contact one of our friendly staff. Our experts are here to help with all of your queries! Either drop into your local store or call us on 1300 502 427.