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How to Care for Wood Shutters

Last updated 7 years ago

Shutters and blinds come in many different materials, but they all serve the same purpose. They allow you to close them for privacy or open them up for some natural light. American-made shutters and window coverings can be made out of vinyl, wood, or faux wood.

Real wood shutters last longer if cared for properly. Therefore, you need to take really great care of them in order to maximize the life of your shutters. Here are few ways to take care of your wood shutters:

  • Gather The Necessary Materials

When cleaning your shutters, be sure you have the correct materials so that you don't damage the paint. First, you will need a vacuum cleaner to help you get all of the dust off without spreading it around. You may also want a feather duster or damp rag so that you can get the dust out of the crevices. Lastly, you will need to buy a quality wood polish for your plantation shutters in order to give them a beautiful shine.

  •  Take The Shutters Off Of The Wall

After you have gathered all of your items, unscrew the shutters or blinds from the wall. By removing the shutters from the wall before you clean them, you will make it easier to get all of the dust off of both sides.  

  • Begin Cleaning Your Shutters

Now that the shutters are removed, begin vacuuming the large clumps of dust. Try using a vacuum brush, but be sure to use it lightly. Next, use a damp rag to remove any hard-to-reach dust.  Once all of the dust is removed from the wood shutters, use a dry cloth to coat your shutters with your wood polish.


At Bay Area Vinyl Shutters, we provide quality vinyl shutters, wood, plantation shutters, and Polyclad shutters. We have been providing San Francisco with window shade installation and service since 1979. Plus, many of our American-made shutters and window coverings are made with environmentally friendly materials. We have new products coming soon including Allview louvers. To see our entire inventory, check out our website.  


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