Plantation Shutters – Care and Maintenance

Plantation Shutters – Care and Maintenance

October 27, 2017
  • Plantation shutters are beautiful additions to any home - they bring a certain elegance and grace to a home (and can actually add value to the home).
  • To keep your plantation shutters in top condition please follow these simple instructions and tips.
  • Internal Shutters
  • Keep free of dust with a soft cloth, feather duster, microfiber wand or gently vacuum with a soft bristle brush attachment.
  • Use a small soft brush to dust cracks and hard to get at places.
  • Spot clean with a soft damp cloth when necessary - quickly wipe dry. If soap and water must be used then use a small amount of PH neutral soap in lukewarm water.
  • Regularly rotate Blades
  • NEVER allow water to remain standing on the shutters. If water is able to penetrate the surface it may cause the timber to warp, create hairline cracks or damage the finish
  • NEVER use a silicon based product, abrasives or harsh cleaning products for cleaning your shutters.
  • Repair any damaged surfaces to prevent premature deterioration.
  • Ensure that panels are properly fitted to catches or supports at all times.
  • Centre Tilt Rod - Always tilt the blades by using the Tilt Rod to reduce the chance of staples pulling loose.
  • Bi-Fold Panels - When opening please remember to close the blades to prevent damage.
  • Sliding Panels - When opening please remember to close the blades unless the panels are designed to slide with blades open.
  • Regular vacuuming of Bi-Fold and Sliding tracks will keep them free of grit for easy action.
  • Please remember even on well-maintained shutters all finishes will fade over time - fading cannot be reversed or original tones rejuvenated.
  • External Shutters
  • In general External Shutters should be cared for in the same manner as for Internal Shutters. However, since External Shutters may be exposed to the weather, dirt and grime may build up more quickly cleaning with a soft damp cloth is usually required. Again, ensure you use a small amount of PH neutral soap in lukewarm water.
  • For heavy dirt and grime you can gently hose down the shutters and then wipe dry

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