How to Care for your Plantation Wood Shutters

Now that you have the plantation shutters of your dreams, it is time to learn how to take care of them properly. Here are a few tips you will want to keep in mind that will keep them looking their best for years to come.


Cleaning Frequency

Start by keeping as much dust off your shutters as possible. Not only will dusting them weekly keep them looking great, but it will also keep debris off the wood that could become damaging over time. You won’t need to spend too much time cleaning them. A simple duster or damp cloth will suffice. Avoid using soapy water on them since this can damage the wood and shorten their life.

Protect Against Stains

You might not think you need to worry about stains occurring to your wood shutters, but they can happen. This is particularly the case when shutters are in the kitchen, specifically around the sink area. Make sure you avoid splashing dirty water on the shutters. If something does happen to come in contact with the shutters, clean it immediately.

Operate Properly

Finally,  proper operation of the shutters is essential. It’s best always to use the appropriate control method. For shutters with visible, rod-like controls, always open the shutters using the rod. However, for those who have hidden controls, open the louvers from the middle rather than from the end. Over time, opening the shutters from the end will weaken the device causing damage.

Plantation wood shutters offer a beautiful look for your home. When you follow this advice and care for them properly, you will have a nice look for decades.

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