How You Clean Plantation Shutters and Blinds Depends on the Type You Have

How to Clean Shutters and Blinds

Wood Shutters and Blinds

If it is a wood plantation shutter or blind, you should never clean it with a water-based cleaner. The finish on a wood plantation shutter or blind is the same as a piece of wood furniture. You can dust it with a Swiffer or the bristle attachment of your vacuum. If it is anything more than that then use what you normally use on your furniture, but use it lightly.

Faux Wood Shutters and Blinds

If it is a faux wood plantation shutter or blind you can dust it the same way as the wood plantation shutter or blind, but you can use soapy water to clean. Faux wood plantation shutters or blinds can yellow if they do not have a UV coating on the blinds. If they have yellowed, that means the material has dried out and can not be cleaned.

Metal Blinds

If you have metal blinds, throw them away. Metal blinds actually heat your house up. When sun light hits metal it gets hot.


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