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Do’s and Don’ts of Cleaning Window Shutters

Window shutters

Window shutters are excellent additions to your home. They elevate your home’s style, give you more privacy, and offer greater light control. Plus, there are a wide variety of window coverings available in the market, which means you can style them according to your colour, design, and material preferences.

To ensure window shutters remain functional and last longer, you need to invest time cleaning and maintaining them. Here are some do’s and don’ts for cleaning window shutters.

Regular Dusting

Window shutters installed outside your home are prone to getting dirty due to dust pollution and weather. The ones installed inside your home can also gather dust if you don’t clean them regularly.

Use a dry cloth, preferably made of microfibers, to dust each slot of your window coverings. You can use a dry brush or a vacuum on a low setting to ensure thorough cleaning. Begin with cleaning the top slats and work your way down to the bottom. Don’t forget to clean the windowsill as well.

Cleaning with Damp Cloth

If there are stubborn marks or stains on your window shutters, use a damp cloth to wipe them clean. Mix a solution with equal parts water and white vinegar and add a tablespoon of mild dish soap. Soak your fabric in the solution for a few minutes, and then wring it completely dry before using it to clean your blinds.

Dirt can build up in the corners and hinges, so use an old toothbrush to clean these small spaces properly.

Clean your window shutters with a damp cloth at least once a month to help maintain their shine.

A house with exterior window shutters in green colourDeep Cleaning

To clean wooden window shutters, use a cloth sprayed with lemon oil or furniture polish to preserve the natural finish of wooden slats. Make sure you dry the wooden shutters entirely after cleaning to prevent moisture build-up.

You can also use a hose to rinse exterior shutters and then wipe them dry with a clean cloth or mop.

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