Plantation shutters are nice and easy to maintain. Here we’ll talk through a few different cleaning methods you can use to keep your plantation blinds in top shape.

Dry cleaning methods

If dust is allowed to build up on your blinds over time, and you get condensation, you can end up with the dust welded to the shutter. Try these cleaning methods as often as you can.

  1. Using the soft brush attachment with your vacuum, run the nozzle gently over the shutters to remove any dust. Doing this every week will keep your blinds looking great.
  2. Flexible microfiber wands are ideal for getting into every crevice and corner of your blinds. Dust regularly to avoid dirt and dust from building up.

Wet cleaning method

Every now and then it’s a good idea to give your blinds a proper wipe down. This is particularly important and required more regularly if your blinds are in the kitchen, where grease and steam can make their way onto the blinds, or in the bathroom, where steam from showers and sprays from perfume or cologne can settle on the blinds. Here’s how to give them a good clean:

  1. Using a mild detergent, mix up a solution with warm water.
  2. Then, take a clean cloth, dip into the solution and wring out before wiping the blinds down. You may need a stool or step ladder to help you get right to the top.
  3. Using a second cloth which has just been rinsed in clean water, work your way once again from top to bottom, removing any suds and residue from the cleaner.
  4. Take a dry towel and wipe down the plantation blinds carefully until they are dry.

Tip: For hard to reach places, use a toothbrush by dipping it into the cleaning solution and thoroughly cleaning any crevices and corners.