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4 Handy Tips to Help You Properly Care for Your Interior Shutters

Plantation shutters are one of the most popular shutter types on the market. Their versatility, beauty, and functionality make them a sound investment for homeowners, and with proper shutter installation, you can maximise their excellent benefits. That said, like any other part of your home, your shutters require some minimal routine maintenance to preserve their excellent condition.

Today, we share some handy tips to help you properly care for your interior shutters in Perth:

1. Gather the Proper Materials

Before cleaning your shutters, we recommend gathering all the necessary materials first. This is to save time and effort later on, as well as to ensure a smooth process. For interior shutters, you will need a vacuum, a clean dust cloth, a small dry brush, and some water. You may also use chemicals, but we don’t advise doing so unless you are dealing with tough stains like grease or other stuck-on problems.

2. Vacuum the Surface

First, you’ll need to remove the dust that has gathered on the surface of your shutters. You can do this any way you prefer, but the quickest and most effective method is by using the soft brush attachment of your vacuum cleaner. This will suck up any loose debris on the surface, making the next steps easier. You can also save time by closing the slats before vacuuming, then working from top to bottom and center to outer edges.

3. Wipe Down With a Soft Cloth

Once you have removed most of the debris using a vacuum, take a soft cloth and wipe down the surface of your shutters. This will help get rid of any dirt left behind. Make sure to pay extra attention to the spaces between your shutters, as well as the areas where dust may easily accumulate. For hard to reach areas and nooks and crannies, you can use a small dry brush like a toothbrush or a ruler wrapped in a sock.

4. Carefully Wash With Water

Lastly, wipe your shutters down with a damp cloth. When done, make sure you dry your shutters properly. This is important, as leaving water on its surface can cause spotting and water damage. Additionally, a damp surface attracts dust, ruining the areas you just cleaned.

Lightly dusting your shutter slats at least once a week can help keep dirt and debris from building up, making cleaning them later on much easier. Alternatively, you can rub both sides of each slat with anti-static fabric dryer sheets, that repel dust particles, to stop dust from accumulating. For high-quality interior shutters in Perth, turn to Boardwalk. Contact us today for a shutter installation quote.