There is nothing more beautiful or elegant than shutters for your windows and patio doors, but “How to clean shutters” is often a question asked. There is no doubt that they are a much healthier option than curtains which harbour dust mites that can cause allergies and in order to clean them, you don’t have to take them down, wait a couple of hours while they are in the washing machine and then another couple while they dry.
However, with shutters, once a week you should just run the nozzle and brush attachment of your vacuum over your shutters; this will keep them dust-free until you want to carry out a more thorough cleaning.
For a deeper clean, all you will need is the following
- A soft to medium toothbrush for getting into the cracks
- Wood polish, preferably containing beeswax
- A duster for finishing off
How To Clean Shutters – Where to Start?
First things first, run the brush attachment of your vacuum cleaner over the shutters to remove surface dust. Once this is done, spray a little furniture polish onto the toothbrush and work it over the surface and into any grooves, crevices and small holes, then either give them a quick wipe with the duster or go over them again with the vacuum cleaner nozzle.
Now comes the easy and most satisfying part; spray your shutters liberally with furniture polish and give them a good rub until they are smiling at you – wood always appreciates some TLC! That’s it – it really is that simple.
A tip to reduce deep cleaning time is to wipe the slats as often as possible, as this will limit the build-up of dust particles. Never use water on your wooden shutters as this can cause the wood to warp over a period of time.
How To Clean Shutters In The Kitchen and Bathroom
Shutters are perfect for any style of kitchen or bathroom, making a contemporary one look even more modern and a farmhouse kitchen or Victorian styled bathroom even more characterful, but wood is not the best option.
As humid environments can cause damage, by far the best solution is the S:CRAFT Java range, made from ABS plastic, but to such a high quality that they will look and fit like wood; a quick wipe with a damp cloth and the cleaning is done.
The kitchen is an area where shutters can get a build-up of grease, so again in cooking areas the Java is perfect as any degreaser will make cleaning quick and easy. Cleaning shutters has now become a very simple task which will make sure your shutters stay pristine for years to come.