How to easily clean & maintain your window shutters

Window shutters are both decorative and functional and they add both beauty and character to any home. However, if neglected, your shutters will become dingy and dirty, and their beauty can easily be lost. In order to keep your shutters looking their best, routine cleaning is recommended.

In fact, their ease of maintenance is what makes them one of the best choices in window treatments for your home.

Cleaning drapery necessitates the regular removal and rehanging of the curtains plus the cost of dry cleaning. And with the changes in fashion the patterns and colours of the drapes will eventually date and need to be replaced. (That’s without even considering sun damage and fading that will speed the need for replacement.)

The good news with shutters is that not only do they provide a timeless elegance they are also very simple to maintain. Cleaning them should be a breeze if you follow these simple steps.

Cleaning Wood Shutters

DO

  • Use the soft brush attachment on your vacuum cleaner every week or two and lightly vacuum your shutters to keep them free of excess dust/debris build-up.
  • Spray a dusting cloth with wood polish, and dust the shutters thoroughly every now and then to keep the shutters looking like new.
  • Spray an old toothbrush lightly with your spray polish and use it to clean out the hard-to-reach areas.

DON’T

  • Avoid using all-purpose cleaners as these may be too harsh and may cause discolouration or staining.

Cleaning Aluminium Shutters

DO

  • Use the same instructions detailed above for cleaning wood shutters.
  • Additionally you can use a mild solution of dishwashing detergent.

Using the finest materials and taking no short cuts in our manufacturing processes Shutters Australia make window treatments that we can happily guarantee. Doing it right the first time means our shutters and awnings will look good while they last a lifetime.