After having bespoke plantation shutters installed in your property, we know how gutting it would be to see a decline in their condition. Because of this, we craft them in a way which ensures they remain durable throughout their time in your home, irrespective of UV rays and usage over time. Whilst they require very little maintenance, we do still have some top tips to share with you to ensure that they are cared for and cleaned correctly, post-installation.

How to maintain plantation shutters

Whilst plantation shutters require very little care, there are a selection of approaches you can take when using yours to ensure they maintain their function and elegant appearance for the long run. This includes:

  • Twisting the rod with ease. We know how hectic those morning rushes can be, but patience is key when it comes to opening and closing your shutters. Twisting the rod gently will ensure that it continues to work with ease, holding its position without damage.
  • In the unlikely event that your shutters experience damage, such as chipped paint or a broken hinge, speak to your shutter company and arrange for a repair as soon as possible. Whilst some damage may not worsen with a great pace, we would always recommend having faults amended at the first opportunity to prevent the appearance and function of your plantation shutters from declining.

How to clean plantation shutters

Whilst our plantation shutters are incredibly low maintenance, we do recommend taking care when it comes to cleaning them. However, not in the way you would think.

When it comes to cleaning your MDF, hardwood, hybrid or waterproof shutters, less really is more. Steer away from using products, and instead make a feather duster your best friend. It really is that simple! A regular and light dusting over each of your louvres will keep your shutters looking as good as new, every day. If you find that your duster won’t reach into the nooks and crannies, use a dry toothbrush to lightly swipe over the areas.

You should avoid using any water directly on your wooden shutters, especially containing any detergent, as this could stain or warp the material. We also suggest steering away from products such as polish or anti-bacterial sprays to prevent the risk of discolouration for your wood. However, if you feel it is required to clear the markings of a larger mess, speak to your shutter company who will be able to advise further.

For further advice on maintaining the appearance and function of the plantation shutters in your home, get in touch with our team at London Interior Shutters who will be happy to advise and assist. Give us a call on 0800 023 5044 or send us an email at today