How To Clean Interior Shutters10/16/2015Holly Perron Our Guide for Philadelphia Residents on How to Clean Shutters If you’re cleaning your whole house or just tidying up before a party, cleaning your Philadelphia shutters is a job that needs to be done, and done the right way. And if it’s not, you may risk lasting stains, discoloring, or damage to the material. So how do you clean interior shutters? That may vary based on what kind of shutters you have in your space. Cleaning Faux Wood Shutters To see how Influencer Denise Cooper of Be My Guest with Denise cleans her Polywood shutters, watch below. Cleaning your Philadelphia faux wood shutters like Polywood® is a little different than cleaning real wood. Typically, there’s no finish stain that needs to be preserved, and faux wood is harder to scratch or damage. Here’s what you’ll need: A dusting cloth (microfiber works best) A slightly wet cloth Using your dust cloth, wipe over each part of your shutters to remove any dust or debris. For bigger stains or messes, use a slightly damp cloth to wipe them down. As with wood shutters, don’t use any chemical agents or any abrasive cleaners. A slightly wet cloth is ok to use to clean the entire shutter, but it’s usually a good idea to dry the shutter afterwards. Cleaning Real Wood Shutters When you clean real wood shutters, be sure to take special care not to do anything that could damage the finish or expose the wood to moisture. Here’s what you’ll need to clean: A microfiber dust cloth A soft, dry cloth For ridding your wood shutters of dust, all that’s needed is to give the shutter panels and frame a quick once-over with a microfiber cloth. For cleaning any blemishes, try rubbing first with a dry cloth. You usually don’t want to use a damp cloth unless you have to, and even then, the less damp the cloth, the better. Only do this for smudges or spills – don’t scrub the entire shutter with the wet cloth. If you use a damp cloth, always follow up with a dry cloth. Also, don’t ever use an abrasive chemical cleaner, or else you may damage the finish of the wood. For more cleaning tips, get in touch with us by calling 215-874-4897. Note: These steps were specifically written with Sunburst Shutters products in mind. For how to clean shutters from a different manufacturer, contact your installer.