How To Clean Plantation Shutters10/16/2015Eric Ramsey Our Guide for Destin Residents on How to Clean Shutters If you’re doing your spring cleaning or getting your place ready for a get-together, cleaning your Destin shutters is a job that needs to be done, and done the right way. If it’s not, you may be looking at lasting stains, discoloration, or damage to the material. What’s the best way to clean shutters? That’s going to depend on the type of shutters you have in your Destin home. How To Clean Faux Wood Shutters To see how Influencer Denise Cooper of Be My Guest with Denise cleans her Polywood shutters, watch below. Cleaning your Destin faux wood shutters such as Polywood® is a little different than cleaning real wood. Typically, there’s no finish stain that needs to be protected, and faux wood is a little more resilient to scratches or blemishes. Here’s what you’ll need to clean faux wood shutters: A microfiber dusting cloth A slightly damp cloth Using your dust cloth, go over each part of your shutters to get rid of any dust or dirt. For larger stains or messes, rub them down with a barely damp cloth. As with wood shutters, stay away from any chemical compounds or any abrasive cleaners. A slightly wet cloth is fine to use to clean faux wood shutters, but it’s usually a good idea to dry the shutter when you’re done. How To Clean Natural Wood Shutters When you clean natural wood shutters, try to take special care 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 microfiber dust cloth A soft, dry cloth To clean the dust off of wood shutters, all that’s needed is to give the panels and louvers a quick once-over with a dusting cloth. For cleaning any blemishes, try rubbing first with a dry cloth. You typically don’t want to use a damp cloth unless absolutely necessary, and even then, the less wet the cloth, the better. Only do this for smudges or spills – don’t wipe down the entire shutter with it. If you use a damp cloth, be sure to follow up with a dry cloth. Also, never use an abrasive chemical cleaner, or you could cause damage to the finish of your shutters. For additional cleaning tips, get in touch with us by calling 850-203-0419. Note: These steps were specifically made with Sunburst Shutters products in mind. For ways to clean shutters from a different manufacturer, contact your shutter dealer.