Wood window shutters are an attractive alternative to blinds, drapes, and
other traditional window treatments. Interior wood shutters are not only
decorative but extremely functional, as they can be fine-tuned to allow
varying amounts of light to enter a room. The slats can also be adjusted
to block light out completely and provide maximum privacy. If you’ve
plantation shutters in Denver, the following guide will help keep your wood shutters looking their best.
The good news is that keeping wood shutters clean doesn’t require
a lot of equipment. You’ll need a vacuum cleaner with a soft brush
attachment, but you probably already have one of those lying around the
house. You’ll also need a dusting cloth and a wood polish spray.
A toothbrush will also come in handy, especially when you try to clean
the small areas between and behind the wood slats. Just remember to keep
your shutter toothbrush with your cleaning supplies so no one accidently
puts it in their mouth. Your Denver shutter provider can recommend the
best wood polish sprays to use on your new plantation shutters.
Depending upon environmental conditions, try to clean your wood shutters
at least once a week or more using the soft brush attachment on your vacuum
cleaner hose. This will keep your shutters free of excess dirt and dust
and make them easier to clean overall. A few times a month, spray a dusting
cloth with wood polish and dust the shutters thoroughly. When dusting
high shutters, make sure to use a stepping stool or small ladder; chairs
and tables were not meant to support standing weight and they could easily
tip or break underneath you. Spray a toothbrush with the spray polish
and use it to clean the shutter’s hard-to-reach areas.