The Right Way To Clean Interior Shutters

Tyler Jorgensen
Our Guide for Oklahoma City Residents on How to Clean Shutters

Whether you’re cleaning your whole house or getting your place ready for a get-together, cleaning your Oklahoma City shutters is something that you need to do, and do right. But if it’s not, you may risk lasting stains, faded colors, or damage to the material.

What’s the best way to clean shutters? That depends on the type of shutters you have in your space.

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How To Clean Faux Wood Shutters  

To see how Influencer Denise Cooper of Be My Guest with Denise cleans her Polywood shutters, watch this video. 
 
 
Cleaning your Oklahoma City faux wood shutters such as Polywood® is just a tad different than cleaning real wood. Usually, there’s no finish 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 a microfiber cloth, wipe over each part of your shutters to remove any dust or dirt. For larger stains or messes, wipe them down with a barely damp cloth. As with wood shutters, don’t use any chemical compounds or any caustic cleaners.

A slightly wet cloth is fine to use to clean faux wood shutters, but it’s always good to dry the shutter afterwards. 

How To Clean Real Wood Shutters

How To Clean Wood Shutters In Oklahoma City, OK

When you clean real wood shutters, try to be careful not to damage the finish or do anything that could expose the wood to moisture.

You’ll want these supplies to clean your shutters:

  • A dust cloth (microfiber works best)

  • A soft, dry cloth

If you’re dusting your wood shutters, all that’s needed is to give the shutter panels and frame a quick wipe-down with a dusting cloth.

For cleaning any blemishes, try rubbing first with a dry cloth. You normally don’t want to use a damp cloth unless it’s completely necessary, and even then, the less wet the cloth, the better. Only do this for the affected area – don’t scrub the entire shutter with the wet cloth. If you’re using a wet cloth, always follow up with a dry cloth. Also, don’t ever use an abrasive chemical agent, or you could cause damage to the finish of your shutters. 

For additional cleaning tips, get in touch with us by calling 405-300-4664.

Note: These steps were specifically made with Sunburst Shutters products in mind. For ways to clean shutters from a different manufacturer, contact your installer.