Don’t Make This Mistake When Cleaning Plantation Shutters
When it comes to tackling dirty plantation shutters, invest in a proper wood cleaner to preserve their natural beauty. Always follow the directions on the product label to ensure you do not damage your shutters. Generally, most oil-based wood cleaners can be applied directly to the furniture. It’s always a good idea to start using a product in an inconspicuous place to be sure that it’s safe to use on your shutters. Start by dusting the shutters with a soft cloth to thoroughly to remove any loose dirt or debris. Next, apply a small amount of the wood cleaner directly onto a clean, dry cloth. Avoid saturating the cloth with too much cleaner, as this can lead to excess product on the shutters. Gently wipe down each slat with the cloth, working from the top to the bottom. Ensure thorough coverage, especially in areas with visible dirt or grime buildup. Take your time to clean each slat effectively.
For any intricate areas or tight corners, use a soft brush dipped in the wood cleaner to gently scrub away dirt and debris. Be careful not to apply too much pressure to avoid damaging the shutters. After cleaning each slat, use a separate clean and dry cloth to buff away any excess cleaner and moisture from the wood surface. This step helps to prevent streaks and ensures a smooth finish. Once you’ve cleaned all the shutters, allow them to air dry completely before operating them.