plantation shutters Newcastle upon tyne – Caring for Your Shutters?

If you live anywhere in Newcastle upon Tyne, Gateshead, Durham or surrounding areas, plantation shutters are a worthwhile investment. They not only add style to your home, but they also help you save money on electricity and increase your home’s resale value.

If you want to get the most out of your plantation shutters, proper care and maintenance are necessary. Fortunately, it is not too difficult.

Plantation window shutters in the North East are a smart buy, but they are also relatively expensive, so you want to keep them in excellent shape as long as possible. Cleaning your plantation shutters is a crucial part of their maintenance—it prevents dust and dirt from accumulating on the shutters and dulling their brilliance.

How to Clean Wood Plantation Shutters?

Wood plantation shutters are just as easy to clean as faux wood shutters as long as they are painted with a high-quality finish. However, you should never use water to clean your wood shutters as water can damage or distort wood.

Dust the shutters thoroughly at least once a month using a dust cloth sprayed with wood polish. If your shutters have tiny grooves or crevices that trap dust and debris, lightly spritz a toothbrush with spray polish and use it to clean hard-to-reach spots.

How to Clean Faux Plantation Shutters?

The vast majority of faux plantation shutters Newcastle upon Tyne based are made of vinyl. Make it a point to dust your vinyl shutters every week—you can use a soft dusting brush attachment. Vacuum the slats gently by tilting them up and down.

You can clean your vinyl shutters with soap and distilled water. To make a cleaning solution:

  1. Add warm water and mild dish soap in a bucket (about one teaspoon with one quart of water).
  2. Wash the shutters well with a damp cloth or a paper towel.
  3. Dampen a second cloth or paper towel with just water, and rinse away any soap residue.

Do not forget about any little grooves or crevices in your plantation shutters, as they can easily accumulate dirt and dust. To clean those spots, dip a toothbrush in soapy water. Although it may be tempting to use an all-purpose spray cleaner, these can be excessively harsh and may leave your shutters discoloured or stained.

Handle with Care

Quality plantation shutters in Gateshead are sturdy and durable, but you must still handle them with care. Twist the rod gently when opening and closing the slats. Also, when opening the shutters, be sure they are fastened and will not bang up against the wall.

Looking for Quality Plantation Shutters in the North East?

If you live anywhere in the North East and surrounding areas, North East Shutters can help you find beautiful, high-quality Wood and PVC shutters to suit any window style. All our blinds and shutters in Newcastle, Gateshead, Whitley Bay, Tynemouth, and Ashington are handcrafted to meet customers’ requirements to ensure a perfect professional fit and finish.

Call our office at 0191 5806441 or fill out a contact form to book a free quote or survey.