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How To Clean Interior Shutters

October 16, 2015
A Simple Guide for New Brunswick Residents on How to Clean Shutters

Whether you’re doing a deep clean or prepping your house for a gathering, cleaning your New Brunswick shutters is something that you need to do, and do right. And if it’s not, you might be looking at lasting stains, discoloration, or damage to the shutter.

What’s the right way to clean shutters? It depends on what kind of shutters you have in your space.

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Cleaning Faux Wood Shutters  

To see how Influencer Denise Cooper of Be My Guest with Denise cleans her Polywood shutters, check out this video. 
Cleaning your New Brunswick faux wood shutters like Polywood® is just a tad different than wood shutters. In most cases, 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 clean faux wood shutters:

  • A dusting cloth (microfiber works best)

  • A slightly damp cloth

Using your dust cloth, wipe over each part of your shutters to get rid of any dust or debris. For bigger stains or messes, wipe them down with a barely damp cloth. Like with real wood shutters, don’t use any chemical agents or any caustic cleaners.

A damp cloth is ok to use to clean the entire shutter, but it’s usually a good idea to dry the shutter getting rid of the smudge. 

Cleaning Real Wood Shutters

How To Clean Wood Shutters In New Brunswick, NJ

When it comes to cleaning real wood shutters, you need to be careful 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 microfiber dust cloth

  • A soft, dry cloth

If you’re dusting your wood shutters, all you’ll need to do is give the frame and louvers a quick wipe-down with a microfiber cloth.

For cleaning smudges, try rubbing first with a dry cloth. You usually don’t want to use a damp cloth unless absolutely necessary, and even then, the dryer the cloth, the better. Only do this for the affected area – don’t wipe down the entire frame with a damp cloth. If you use a damp cloth, always follow it with a dry cloth. Also, never use a caustic chemical cleaner, or else you may damage the finish of the wood. 

For additional details, get in touch with us by calling 732-301-6168.

Note: These directions were specifically made with Sunburst Shutters products in mind. For how to clean shutters from a different company, contact your shutter dealer.