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A Cleaning Guide for Your Plantation Shutters


A Cleaning Guide for Your Plantation Shutters

By following these cleaning tips, you can keep your plantation shutters looking wonderful.

Plantation shutters are beautifully crafted, and they can continue to be beautiful as long as you’re willing to put in the work. While interior plantation shutters are safe against the elements right outside your doorstep, they still have to worry about all kinds of dirt and debris that form within your building’s walls.

Cleaning your shutters regularly can keep them in top form and protect them from future damage that may be more difficult to fix. By following these cleaning tips, you can keep your plantation shutters looking wonderful.

Keep Up With Regular Dusting

Dusting your plantation shutters is one of the easiest ways to keep them clean. Dust will slowly accumulate on your shutters over time, and if you keep waiting, it becomes increasingly difficult to remove the dust.

That’s why you’ll want to make a habit out of removing dust from your shutters roughly once per week. Make sure you work from top to bottom because if you start from the bottom, the dust from the top could fall onto the bottom parts of your shutters, forcing you to dust them again. The tool you use for dusting should also be able to go between the slats with ease.

Use a Safe Cleaner

Dusting alone isn’t going to be enough all of the time. Around once every month, you’ll want to do a deep cleaning, which helps get rid of more resilient pieces of dirt and grime that may have been building up. The cleaner you pick will be dependent on the material from which your plantation shutters are made.

For wooden shutters, don’t use any water or more harsh cleaning materials. Wood can swell from water, among other types of damage that could happen. You’ll be better off using a wood cleaner in these cases.

Wipe Down Your Plantation Shutters

It helps to wipe your plantation shutters down using a damp cloth. This can remove the remainder of dirt on your shutters, as well as remove any cleaner that may still be stuck to them.

After all of the dirt and cleaner substances have been removed, you can remove any remaining moisture from your shutters with the help of a dry towel. Make sure you keep the hinges, joints, and crevices in mind during the drying process.

Contact Mike’s Flooring and Design Center

Since Mike purchased the business in 1996, he and his team have helped families like yours throughout Delmarva, Sussex County, DE, and Ocean City, MD. Mike continues to be involved in the day-to-day operations, ensuring the vision you share is the one we help deliver.

Over the years, we have established relationships with local manufacturers, such as Adura, COREtec, and Bruce, who we trust to deliver superior work. Our team will continue to be your point of contact through the entire process to be sure you are completely satisfied.

We also provide “SHOP AT HOME” service.  We will bring samples directly to your home, or should you already know what products you want, we can safely provide you with a “FREE ESTIMATE.”   This allows you the flexibility of not having to be at home for us to do an estimate, nor the installation.  All we will need to know is what areas in your home we would be doing and how we can gain access (hidden key, lock box, coded entry, realtor, neighbor, etc.).  This is tailored around the homeowner who needs to get their unit ready for the season or simply enhancing their home but does not want to leave their home or can’t make it to town (Ocean City, Berlin, Salisbury, Worcester / Wicomico County Maryland & Sussex County Delaware).

This service is not new to us.  We have already been providing this service for our customers for the past 24 years.  With the current situation at hand, we can continue to provide you with your Floor Covering and/or Window Treatment & Design needs along with the “AWESOME SERVICE YOU DESERVE, ALONG WITH PROFESSIONAL, QUALITY INSTALLATIONS.”

Please feel free to contact us at 800-298-9470, or email us at and we will be more than happy to assist you with your project.  Have a wonderful day and STAY HEALTHY!

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