How to Clean Your Window Shutters

June 13, 2012

Window shutters are exposed to the elements which mean they become covered in dust and dirt over time. Whether you have wood, vinyl or metal shutters, they all need periodic cleaning to extend their life and keep your home’s exterior looking great.

How you clean your shutters depends on the material they are made of. Vinyl shutters can be cleaned with soap and water but wooden shutters will warp is cleaned with water. We’ve put together some simple instructions to help you with cleaning your shutters and keeping them in top shape.

Cleaning Vinyl Shutters:

  • Fill a bucket with warm water and enough dishwashing liquid to make some soapy suds.
  • Use a nylon scrub brush dipped in the soapy water to gently scrub the surface of the shutters.
  • Rinse shutters with a garden hose or wipe down with a clean sponge or cloth to remove any soapy residue.

Cleaning Wood Shutters:

  • Attach brush attachment to your vacuum
  • Vacuum the surface of each shutter to remove dirt, dust and grime. Vacuum one side first and then flip over to do the other.

Follow these easy instructions and you are guaranteed to have your shutters Geelong looking fantastic.