Our Guide for Tampa Residents on How to Clean Shutters
Whether you’re doing your spring cleaning or just tidying up before a party, cleaning your Tampa shutters is a job that you need to do, and do right. But if it’s not, you may risk permanent stains, discoloration, or damage to the material.
So how do you clean your shutters? That’s going to depend on the type of shutters you have in your Tampa home.
How To Clean Faux Wood Shutters
Cleaning your Tampa faux wood shutters
like Polywood® is slightly different than cleaning real wood. Usually, there’s no finish stain that needs to be protected, and faux wood is harder to scratch or damage.
Here’s what you’ll need to get started:
Using a microfiber cloth, wipe over each part of your shutters to get rid of any dust or dirt. For larger smudges or messes, wipe them down with a slightly 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 afterwards.
How To Clean Natural Wood Shutters
When cleaning natural wood shutters, try to be careful not to do anything overly abrasive that could impact the wood finish or expose the wood to moisture.
You’ll want these supplies to clean your shutters:
A microfiber dust cloth
A soft, dry cloth
For ridding your wood shutters of dust, all that’s needed is to give the panels and louvers a quick wipe-down with a microfiber dust cloth.
For cleaning smudges, try rubbing first with a dry cloth. You usually don’t want to use a damp cloth unless you have to, and even then, the less damp the cloth, the better. Only do this for smudges or spills – don’t scrub the entire shutter with the wet cloth. If you’re using a wet cloth, be sure to follow with a dry cloth. Also, don’t ever use a caustic chemical cleaner, or you could risk damaging the wood finish.
For more cleaning tips, contact us by calling 813-580-7288.
Note: These directions were specifically made for products built by Sunburst shutters. For how to clean shutters from a different company, contact your installer.