A Quick Lesson for Boston Residents on How to Clean Shutters
If you’re doing a deep clean or prepping your house for a gathering, cleaning your Boston 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, discoloration, or damage to the shutter.
What’s the right way to clean shutters? That may vary based on the type of shutters you have in your Boston home.
How To Clean Faux Wood Shutters
Cleaning your Boston faux wood shutters
such as Polywood® is just a tad different than wood shutters. Usually, 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 to get started:
Using a dusting cloth, wipe over each part of your shutters to remove any dust or dirt. For bigger smudges or messes, use a slightly damp cloth to wipe them down. Again, don’t use any chemical agents or any abrasive cleaners.
A damp cloth is fine 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 that could damage the finish or expose the wood to moisture.
Here’s what you’ll need to clean:
A microfiber cloth
A soft, dry cloth
To clean the dust off of wood shutters, all you’ll need to do is give the shutter panels and frame a quick once-over with a dusting cloth.
For smudges or spills, first wipe down 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 scrub the entire frame with the wet cloth. If you’re using a wet cloth, be sure to follow with a dry cloth. Also, don’t ever use a caustic chemical cleaner, or you could cause damage to the finish of your shutters.
For additional cleaning tips, get in touch with us by calling 781-352-2205.
Note: These directions were specifically made with Sunburst Shutters products in mind. For ways to clean shutters from a different manufacturer, contact your shutter dealer.