Window shutters are a great addition to any proud home; however with time and use, as with anything in the home, they will sometimes need cleaning. This is easy to do, following these handy tips.
With plantation shutters, you can use the brush attachment of your vacuum cleaner, softly sweeping the nozzle across each louver to remove the build up of dust, debris and pollen in the summer. Avoid using water to clean wooden shutters, as this can damage and warp the wood.
You can also use a dry microfiber cleaning cloth or duster to clean your shutters.
To remove small debris or build up in the corner of the shutters, use a soft new toothbrush and gently scrub the affected area.
Make sure you avoid all purpose cleaners for cleaning interior shutters as this can stain the material.
Occasionally, you may find that the louvres on your shutters don’t hold their position. This is quite common as the louvres are operated regularly and the panels settle after installation. On the side of the panel is a hole with a screw – this is the tension screw. Simply tighten this gently with a screwdriver and the tension will be adjusted on the louvres.
There you have it! Some top tips to keep your shutters looking like new!