How To Clean Your Orlando Plantation Shutters10/16/2015Todd Hansen A Simple Guide for Orlando Residents on How to Clean Shutters The minute your plantation shutters are mounted on your windows in your Orlando house, they look exquisite and dust-free. We believe in durability, and since our Polywood and Ovation Shutters can last longer than 50 years, they can gather dust over their lifetime. To ensure they stay a point of pride in your home, we’ll give you some plantation shutters cleaning how-tos. Two Techniques To Clean Plantation Shutters To let your shutters’ beauty shine through, consider these two cleaning routines. A) Dusting Shutters To help your shutters retain their pristine beauty, they require a soft dusting every few weeks. You should use a dry microfiber cloth or soft rag when you dust. Dust both sides of each louver. If it’s been awhile since you’ve dusted, you should wipe your shutters down with one cloth and then wipe them down again with a second, clean cloth. Make sure you don’t use something abrasive such as a vacuum attachment or scouring pad. B) Detailed Shutter Cleaning Of course dusting regularly keeps your plantation shutters looking pristine for years. However, they’ll need something more to get rid of any occasional marks or build-up. Shutters located in rooms like a kitchen, dining room, or bathroom are more likely to need detailed cleaning. That’s because shutters in these locations come in contact with more things like food, liquid, or household and personal products. Depending on the type of shutters you have will determine the way you spot clean your plantation shutters. Polywood® Shutters Polywood shutters are the most popular type of plantation shutters in Orlando.They are composed of a synthetic material and are easy to clean. Once you’ve dusted the shutter panels, clean any smudges or grime with a slightly damp cloth. Finish by wiping dry with a clean cloth. Don’t use any soap, cleaning agents or anything abrasive. A rag that is slightly damp from water is the preferred method to remove unwanted smudges. Now, the spot has been removed and your Polywood shutters are clean! Ovation® Wood Shutters Detail cleaning an Ovation shutter is almost like cleaning a Polywood shutter. To begin, dust it with a dry microfiber cloth or rag. If you discover a smudge that is harder to clean off, then barely wet a rag and gently clean off the shutter. Make sure to dry the area thoroughly when you’re finished. Avoid using any soap, cleaning agents or anything abrasive.In locations in your house that are more likely to gather dirt or dust on the shutters, choose plantation shutters that are easier to clean such as Polywood. Get More Information On Maintaining Your Plantation Shutters For more information about maintaining your plantation shutters in Orlando and to schedule a free in-home consultation, call 407-630-7011 or fill out the form below today! Disclaimer: Our cleaning methods work on all shutters sold by Sunburst Shutters & Window Fashions. While they may work on shutters made by other manufacturers, customers of those shutters should contact the manufacturer to obtain any specific cleaning instructions for those types of shutters.