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How to Clean Plantation Shutters

Keeping your plantation shutters can be easy when you set aside a little bit of time every week to tend to their surfaces. While the amount of dirt that a household generates varies, following these simple tips will allow you to tackle messes of all sizes on shutters of all materials.


You can  extend the time between deeper cleans by performing a simple dusting on their blinds roughly once every two weeks. By just taking a few minutes every two or so weeks to thoroughly dust the shutters, you will be able to limit the appearance of dirt and clumping. A feather duster works best, but you can also choose to work with a lint-free cloth, a swiffer duster or a microfiber cloth. It is important to clean the duster before use, as a dirty duster can actually spread the dirt around, resulting in a more difficult to clean surface.

Damp Cloth Cleaning

Once spots have already appeared on the surface of your blinds, it is recommended to clean the clumps with a damp cloth. The duster will usually not have enough traction power to get through such problems, but a small spot clean with a dampened brush can work wonders. Simple distilled water will work best to help brush away the dirt. Sometimes harsh sink water can leave stains on the blinds. If the plantation shutters are wooden, the water should be wiped off immediately to stop warping. Even if there are no spots, a simple damp cloth can be applied to wipe away dust and debris.

Don’t use harsh detergents as these can in time damage the paint or finish on your shutters. If in doubt, check with us for advice!