Shutters do a great job of managing light and heat for your home. They also add dramatic impact to any space. But cleaning them can seem a little overwhelming. Nonetheless, allowing dust and grime to mound up season after season is not an option. All that buildup can be damaging to your shutters, not to mention your family’s health. Especially heading into the driest season of the year. That’s right, that accumulation of dust and allergens has to go! But just what is the best way to clean shutters?
There are a number of manufacturers today making shutter models that pop out for easy cleaning access. You may not yet be fortunate enough to own these easier care shutters yourself. But don’t fear. At Just Add Shutters, we are bringing you today a few of our favorite helpful tips to make cleaning more traditional shutter styles a breeze…well, almost. As always, the key to simplifying shutter cleaning is having the right tools.
The 3 Basics of Shutter Cleaning
STEP 1: Dry Dust
Using your favorite sturdy microfiber or feather duster, dry dust all shutters. Investing in a tool with a microscoping handle will lessen the amount of time you spend straining to get to hard to reach places atop a ladder. If you’d like to be extra thorough, follow up the dusting with with vacuuming using the brush attachment .
STEP 2: Furniture Polish
Wipe all possible shutter surfaces with a microfiber cloth and spray furniture polish. This will bring your shutters to an attractive shine.
STEP 3: Handle Hard to Reach & Stubborn Spots
Remove dust, stubborn residue and any soiling from hard to reach spaces like deep crevices with a toothbrush and furniture polish.
Never use soap or water on wood shutters, as their use can cause warping. Believe it or not, some people we know actually look forward to shutter cleaning time. They line up their blinds dusters, telescoping feather dusters, an assortment of small and long handled brushes, a small ladder, and their favorite music, and go for it! One thing’s for sure; once you’ve finished your task, the feeling of accomplishment you experience is very satisfying.
Contact Just Add Shutters
Today, shutters have made a beautiful comeback. Among the many sought after styles of shutters available, plantation shutters and soft fabric shutters are two of the hottest. For a wide selection of these styles and others, contact Just Add Shutters. Need updated window installations by a trusted Nashville company? We specialize in shutters, shades, and custom blind sales and installation. Call Just Add Shutters today at (615) 296-0661. We look forward to hearing from you!
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