You’ve done it. You made the decision to have shutters installed in your home and they look great. Friends and family members have given you plenty of compliments about how your window treatments have transformed the look of your home on the inside and outside.
Did you have shutters installed at your business instead? Shutters are a great window treatment for a long list of business types, such as restaurants, cafés, salons and boutique shops, to name just a few.
Tips to Clean Shutters
Whether you installed shutters in your residence or business, maintaining shutters is different than taking care of other kinds of window treatments. You can’t just launder your shutters or drop them off at the nearest dry cleaner, after all. With that in mind, we thought it would be a good idea to provide some window shutter cleaning tips you can use as early as today.
While there isn’t much you can do to prevent dust from accumulating on your shutters all together, there is something you can do to minimize the amount of dust that comes to rest on your shutters. And it’s simple – rub a fabric dryer sheet on both sides of each slat on your shutters.
While it may seem counterintuitive, dusting your shutters regularly will minimize the amount of work you need to do to maintain your shutters. Pick a day and make it a point to dust your shutters on that day every week without exception. By dusting your shutters at least weekly, you’ll avoid having to spend hours deep cleaning them down the line.
Use the Right Tools
While it’s typically wise to use a feather or microfiber duster when you dust your shutters every week, you may have to resort to something else if you don’t have a duster on hand. To find an alternative tool to clean your shutters, you needn’t look beyond your sock drawer.
To dust your shutters fast, put a sock on each of your hands. You can clean both sides of a slat at the same time by rubbing your sock-covered thumb along the bottom of the slat and your other fingers along the top.
If your shutters need some extra attention because you’ve neglected them for a while, you may want to use a paintbrush to clean them using plain water, soapy water or, depending on the construction of your shutters, oil soap. Just make sure you have a dry cloth on hand so you can wipe any extra cleaning solution off your paintbrush between slats and avoid transferring dirt from one slat to another one.
Let Proctor Drapery Install Custom Shutters at Your Home or Business
For more than 35 years, Proctor Drapery has been installing custom-made shutters in St. Louis-area homes and businesses, and we’ll be happy to do the same for you. We offer an array of breathtaking custom shutters that are the perfect choice for your home or business, including plantation, café, eyebrow, panel and sunburst shutters.
Contact Proctor Drapery to schedule an at-home or at-business consultation with our founder, Michael Proctor, today.