Shutter Care

With proper care, your new plantation shutters will look as good as the day they were installed for countless years to come.

Maintenance

Do not use furniture polish of any kind on your shutters.

Regular dusting or cleaning should be done with a clean cloth or feather duster to prevent dust or dirt build-up. This can be done as necessary to remove dust that has settled on the louvers.

If heaver cleaning is necessary, a slightly damp cloth can be used to gently clean the desired area.

If necessary a mild detergent can be used to remove stains caused by grease or smoke.

CAUTION – Water and wood do not mix! If your shutters are in an area where they get wet, make sure they are dried immediately with a clean cloth. If left on a shutter, water can damage the finish as well as the wood.

Operation

The shutter’s louvers (blades/slats) should always be closed in the up position. On tall panels, the bottom portion may need to be touched with your hand to close completely.

Special Instructions for Arched Shutters Only

Sunburst – You will find that most of your louvers are removable for cleaning your windows. Gently remove 1 or 2 at a time and return to their original position after cleaning. On segmental or eyebrow arches (not a perfect radius) some of the louvers are not movable. Attempting to force these louvers open will cause damage.

Horizontal Arches – Louvers in your horizontal arch open only 90 degrees. They will not close down. Forcing them will cause damage.

 

If you have any questions about your new shutters please give us a call. We are always pleased to help.

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