Shutters can be decorative and functional, and add beauty and character to any home. However their beauty can easily get lost if your shutter become dingy and dirty. In order to keep your shutters looking their best, routine cleaning is essential. Here are some easy suggestions to get your shutters looking beautiful again in no time.
Cleaning Exterior Shutters
If the exterior of your home is looking a bit worn, spice it up by cleaning your shutters. All you need is a durable 5-gallon container, bulky mop, moderate cleaning detergent and lots of warm water. Use a 1 part detergent cleaning solution to 4 parts water. Spray off any loose grime or remains with your garden hose. If you’ve got a pressure washer, this will hurry up the process. While the shutters are still wet, dip your mop into the cleaning solution and start cleaning from the top of your shutters, functioning your way down. If a mop is too burdensome, you can substitute it with a clean cloth or scrubber. After you meticulously scrub both shutters, spray off again with the hose. Make sure to eliminate all cleanser from the shutters or streaks will be left behind.
If there is mold on your shutters, try cleaning with diluted bleach. Use 1 part bleach to 5 parts water, and test in an unobtrusive area before putting it on obvious spots. Do not use all-purpose cleaners on your shutters, such as 409 or Fantastik. They could be too severe and cause fading or discoloration.
Cleaning Interior Shutters
Cleaning your interior shutters will be easy as could be if you follow a few simple steps. You will need a toothbrush, dusting cloth, wood polish spray, and a vacuum with a brush attachment that is soft. Once a week, lightly vacuum the shutters with the soft brush attachment to keep excess dust and debris from building up. This will make monthly cleanings much easier. You should use a quality wood polish spray on all the interior shutters at least once a month and wipe them with a lint-free dusting cloth. If your shutters have small grooves, try lightly scrubbing them with a toothbrush before applying the wood polish spray. Do not use soap and water on indoor shutters because they could damage or warp the shutters.
Keep your Stanfield Shutters looking beautiful by proper cleaning and maintenance.