When you’re considering window shutters in Santa Rosa Beach, FL, it’s a good idea to know how to keep them looking as good as the day they were installed. With regular care and maintenance, window shutters can be a stunning decoration accent throughout your home.
To keep window shutters clean, you’ll want to make sure that you dust the slats of the window shutters frequently. Use a clean cloth that won’t shed fibers to dust the window shutter slats. The best way to dust window shutter slats is to work from the middle to the outside and from top to bottom of the window. Do each window shutter panel this way on a weekly basis, and your window shutters will stay clean.
If you want to save time cleaning window shutter slats, close the slats and dust lightly, going top to bottom on both sides of the window shutters.
You can use a vacuum attachment to clean your window shutters as well. Use the very soft upholstery attachment that came with your vacuum cleaner and a medium power setting, if your vacuum cleaner offers it. In the same way that you would clean with a cloth, work from top to bottom and middle outside of each window shutter panel.
Be careful not to neglect the nooks and crannies of the window shutters. These are the corners or the places where the vertical piece comes down through the window shutters. The easiest way to clean the nooks and crannies of window shutters is to use a soft toothbrush to get rid of dirt in them. You can also use a feather duster for the taller portions of the window shutters to make sure the nooks and crannies get regularly cleaned.
It’s important that if you see smudges or blemishes on your window shutters to not start scrubbing them to clean them up. The best way to clean these types of dirt on your window shutters is to take a slightly moistened cloth (without soap) and clean the areas with very light pressure. Once you’ve removed the smudge or blemish from the window shutters, be sure to dry the area with a clean, dry cloth.
When you cleaning your window shutters, you should always be thinking about what material the window shutters are made from. When you’re cleaning wooden window shutters, you should not use a lot of liquid cleaners or a lot of water because the wood will absorb it. Over time, as the wood of your window shutters accumulates liquid, it may warp or get damaged.
With wood faux window shutters (which are an excellent choice for bathrooms, kitchens, and laundry rooms), using liquid cleaners or water to clean them is okay and will not damage or warp the window shutters. You can use a damp cloth to get rid of any dust that’s on the window shutters, and then you can dry it with a microfiber cloth to get a nice finish.
There are cleaning tools made just for cleaning window shutters. They have a set of dust removing heads that are evenly spaced apart so that you can clean multiple slats of the window shutters at a time, making cleaning quick and easy.
If bathroom or kitchen window shutters that are waterproof get grease on sticky spots on them, use a little mild detergent mixed with water to clean them off. Then wipe the window shutters with clean water to remove the soap residue and dry them with a clean cloth.
A neat way to hinder dust accumulation on window shutters is to rub both sides of the slats with a dryer sheet. Because dryer sheets are antistatic, they will repel dust particles from accumulating on the window shutters.
If you’d like learn more about cleaning window shutters in Santa Rosa Beach, FL, you can talk with our knowledgeable team at McNeill Palm. You can visit our showroom at 1191 N. Elgin Pkwy, Ste. C, Shalimar, FL 32579, or you can contact us at (850) 613-6228.