Caring for Your Plantation Shutters

We understand that plantation shutters can transform your space, but they also tend to attract dust. Don't worry; we've simplified the process to keep them looking new and vibrant.

Frequency of Cleaning:
We recommend cleaning your shutters at least twice a year, ideally at the beginning or end of each season. This routine will not only extend their lifespan but also maintain that fresh look.

Common Mistake:
Many people start cleaning with a damp cloth. However, the first step should be to remove the dust.

  1. Step 1 – Dust Removal: Use a vacuum cleaner with a soft brush attachment designed for shutters to remove debris and dust.
  2. Step 2 – Dry Cloth or Feather Duster: Even after vacuuming, there might be some dust left. Use a dry cloth or feather duster to clear away the remaining dirt and dust.
  3. Step 3 – Gentle Washing: To make your white plantation shutters shine, use a damp cloth with warm water and gentle soap. Take extra care with basswood shutters, avoiding harsh chemicals and excess water to prevent warping.

Further Information

Crucial Tip:
Do not leave water on the shutters. Carefully dry all surfaces with a dry cloth. If possible, leave the shutters open to air dry naturally, or use a fan if the weather is unfavourable.

Regular maintenance is essential. Repeat these steps four times a year to remove all dust and debris. The longer you wait, the more challenging it becomes to restore their shine.

Enjoy Your Plantation Shutters!
Plantation shutters are an excellent addition to any home, providing a modern touch to your rooms. Proper maintenance ensures they stay in top shape, preventing warping or damage. Follow our user-friendly guide for beautiful, lasting shutters.