The Right Way To Clean Plantation Shutters10/16/2015Gary Harding A Quick Lesson for Colorado Springs Residents on How to Clean Shutters If you’re cleaning your whole house or prepping your house for a gathering, cleaning your Colorado Springs shutters is a job that needs to be done, and done the right way. But if it’s not, you may be looking at lasting stains, faded colors, or damage to the shutter. So how do you clean your shutters? It depends on the type of shutters you have in your Colorado Springs home. How To Clean Faux Wood Shutters To see how Influencer Denise Cooper of Be My Guest with Denise cleans her Polywood shutters, watch below. Cleaning your Colorado Springs faux wood shutters like Polywood® is just a tad different than cleaning real wood. Typically, there’s no wood stain that you need to be careful not to damage, and faux wood is harder to scratch or damage. Here’s what you’ll need: A microfiber dusting cloth A slightly wet cloth Using your dust cloth, go over each part of your shutters to remove any dust or debris. For larger stains or messes, wipe them down with a slightly damp cloth. Like with real wood shutters, don’t use any chemical compounds or any abrasive cleaners. A damp cloth is ok to use to clean the entire shutter, but it’s usually a good idea to dry the shutter afterwards. How To Clean Natural Wood Shutters When it comes to cleaning natural wood shutters, try to be careful not to do anything overly abrasive that could impact the wood finish or expose the wood to moisture. You’ll want these supplies to clean your shutters: A dust cloth (microfiber works best) A soft, dry cloth For ridding your wood shutters of dust, all you’ll need to do is give the shutter panels and frame a quick wipe-down with a dusting cloth. For smudges or spills, try rubbing first with a dry cloth. You normally don’t want to use a damp cloth unless you have to, and even then, the dryer the cloth, the better. Only do this for the affected area – don’t wipe down the entire shutter with it. If you use a damp cloth, be sure to follow it with a dry cloth. Also, don’t ever use an abrasive chemical agent, or else you may damage the finish of the wood. For additional cleaning tips, contact us by calling 303-625-6431. Note: These directions were specifically written with Sunburst Shutters products in mind. For ways to clean shutters from a different company, contact your shutter dealer.