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How to Clean Shutters

By April 27, 2019Window Treatments

Items you’ll need:

Hose

Brush

Mop

Microfiber mop

Warm water

Mild household detergent

All-purpose outdoor detergent

Hose-end sprayer

 

If you live in a single-story house, cleaning shutters is a chore, but it’s not that difficult. The brush and mops should have long handles, or you can simply use an extension pole. Here are some step-by-step instructions for cleaning your shutters:

  1. Use the brush to get all loose dirt and debris off the shutters. Sweep up the debris from the ground underneath the window before you spray them in order to avoid a water-logged mess.
  2. Rinse your shutters thoroughly using a garden hose. This will get the rest of the loose debris and dirt the brush missed.
  3. Mix your detergent and warm water. Dip the mop in and rub the entire surface area of each shutter thoroughly. Don’t let the cleaning solution dry! Be sure to hose the shutters down at each window to rinse it off before moving to the next.
  4. Use a microfiber mop to wipe the shutters to dry them and eliminate any marks that may want to linger.

If you live in a multi-story house, this process becomes a bit more difficult, but don’t worry, you can do it!

  1. First, fill a hose-end sprayer attachment with all-purpose
  2. Test the detergent on a small section of shutter first to make sure it cleans it without damaging. Do this on a downstairs shutter so you can get close and inspect the result.
  3. Once you have determined your all purpose detergent works, spray each shutter with water first, before turning the control to release the detergent. Cover each shutter with a layer of suds and let set for about 15 seconds. Rinse them off and let them air dry.

If you have any shutter-related questions, give Naffco a call at(813) 254-4066 or stop into one of our 3 locations!