Whether you’re preparing for guests or just taking care of some spring cleaning in your home, don’t forget about cleaning your blinds, shades, and shutters. Plantation shutters can sometimes collect dust on their many flat surfaces. You’ll want to make sure to keep them clean so that when you open the louvers to let the sunlight in, it won’t send a flurry of dust particles into the room. Here are a few tips and tricks on how to keep your wood shutters clean.
Use a feather duster or microfiber cloth for regular or weekly cleaning. You can also try wrapping a sock or cloth around a ruler to get in between the thin, narrow slats more easily. This delicate method will gently clean every inch of your shutters without damaging them. Cleaning your wood shutters on a regular basis will extend their lifetime and keep you from having to spend extra time on deep cleaning when the dust gets to be too much to ignore.
If you’ve put off cleaning your plantation shutters for too long and now have excessive dust build-up, you may want to approach the cleaning process a little differently. Lay out an old sheet or newspaper before you begin cleaning. This will help you avoid double cleaning by catching dirt and dust before it hits the floor. If you have a vacuum with a brush attachment, try using it to suck away the dust and dirt from your shutters. This method is also effective for window treatments that are taller or harder to reach.
For extremely dirty plantation shutters, try using a magic eraser to clean each slat. If needed, you may get the magic eraser damp, but never sopping wet. Never use water or soap to clean your wood shutters, as it could cause damage to their finish.
Express Blinds, Shutters, Shades & Drapes
We recommend cleaning your plantation shutters on a regular basis to avoid excessive dust and dirt build-up and to keep your window treatments looking beautiful. Whether you live in Knoxville, Tellico Village, or the surrounding area, call Express Blinds at (865) 730-4880 to learn more about how to properly care for your blinds, shades, shutters, and other window treatments.