Wood shutters are known for their durability and timeless appeal. However, their durability is heavily dependent on their maintenance. Hence, if you have installed these window shutters in your home, then it’s important to care for them diligently so they last a long time without losing their shine. To help you out in this endeavor, here are four tips for maintaining the quality and finish of your wood shutters.
Over time, dirt and dust can build up on your shutters, accumulating in the smallest of cracks and crevices. Consequently, the shutters can end up looking rather dull. To prevent this from happening, be sure to clean your shutters regularly with a soft, dry cloth. This will help keep them looking new for years to come. It is important to use a soft cloth here as an abrasive cloth can damage the surface of the shutter.
If your shutters are looking a little bit dull, there's an easy fix in the form of a mild cleaner and a soft cloth. Simply wipe down your shutters with the cleaner and then buff them with the cloth. This will restore the quality and finish of your wood shutters.
To keep your wood shutters in tip-top shape, you need to avoid using water on them, as too much moisture can damage the finish and affect the quality of the shutter. Although it is essential to use a little water to remove some tough spots and stains. Hence, strive to achieve a balance and opt for a lightly damp cloth when cleaning your shutters. This will help to remove any dirt or debris without damaging the wood.
One of the biggest threats to wood shutters is direct sunlight. Over time, the UV rays from the sun can bleach the color of your shutters and can even cause structural damage to them. Hence, it's best to avoid placing your wood shutters in direct sunlight. Of course, it is impossible to always keep them shielded from the rays, so the idea here is to prevent continuous, direct exposure.
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