Cleaning & Care

How do I care for and clean my plantation shutters?

Installing shutters is one of the easiest ways to add value and style to your home.

Our shutters are made from aluminium reinforced PVC, which makes them both durable and water-resistant. Because of their composition, they’re perfect for any room in the home, including wet areas such as the bathrooms and kitchen (although they are not suitable for outdoor areas).

While they are definitely a low-maintenance option, your shutters will collect some dust over time, so it’s important you perform regular (we advise monthly) cleaning to remove dust and to keep them in top condition.

  1. 1. First, dust with a lint-free or microfibre cloth. Make sure to get in between all the louvers and around the entire frame so that you don’t leave any spots behind
  2. 2. Next, run a clean, damp cloth across all areas of the shutters
  3. 3. Finally, dry with another clean lint-free cloth

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If it's been a while in between cleans and your shutters are looking dirtier than usual, wipe them with mild dishwashing liquid mixed with water, using a clean, dry cloth. Always make sure to dry off your shutters afterwards using another clean, dry cloth.

Do not use any household cleaners on your shutters that contain ammonia or chlorine, as these can damage your shutters and will shorten their lifetime, and only ever use soft, non-abrasive cloths for dusting and wiping.

Shutters in wet and/or high-use areas, such as the kitchen and bathrooms, require a more frequent clean. Pay special attention to the hinges and magnets in these areas, as these can rust and/or corrode over time if they’re not cleaned properly.

We also recommend that you use a silicone spray on all moving parts, which will help to repel water, and prevent rust and corrosion.

Don’t forget to tilt the louvers in both directions so that you can clean both sides, and remember to vacuum the surrounding area to get rid of any dust that may have settled in the process.

If you have any other questions about caring for your shutters, don’t hesitate to get in touch. We’re available by phone on 1300 161 650, or you can send us an email at info@shuttersdept.com.au 

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By: Dan Field Published: 21 Feb 2018