How To Best Care For Your Window Plantation Shutters

Adshutters Plantation Shutters

Choosing our window plantation shutters for your Gold Coast or Sydney home could be an easy and stylish option for you and your family, especially when you know how to care for them properly.

Here at Adshutters, we provide you with a range of plantation shutter options including material, colour and size, so you can find the perfect fit for your property.

Your personalised quote will include the time and material it takes to both manufacture and install your plantation shutters on your property, so you don’t have to worry about a thing!

In order to get the most out of your plantation shutters, we will teach you the best way to clean them depending on what they are made of.

What is the best way to clean exterior plantation shutters?

Treat your exterior plantation shutters the same way you would clean the rest of the outside of your home.

You can hose them down and scrub them with warm, soapy water using a heavy duty mop or outdoor scrubbing brush. Otherwise you can simply use a pressure washer to get rid of excess dirt and dust.

To go the extra mile and prevent any kind of water marks or streaks during drying, you can wipe your shutters down with a large dry microfibre cloth.

How do you keep dust off interior plantation shutters?

While you obviously can’t stop dust from forming, it is very easy (and satisfying) to remove any slight dust build up on your interior plantation shutters. Simply use a duster of any sort and gently run it in between the slats or louvers to get dust off the top and bottom of each one.

Even if you don’t have a feather duster, a clean dry microfibre cloth works a treat!

You can also use a vacuum cleaner with the upholstery attachment that looks like a small brush. This is a good method for more stubborn dust build up.

If you really want optimum results, you can prevent dust from sticking to your plantation shutters by wiping them over with a dryer sheet after cleaning.

Do white PVC plantation shutters discolour and go yellow?

When you think about what the point of plantation shutters are, it makes sense that they may turn a yellow colour over time as they are literally protecting you from the sun’s UV rays! However, our range of standard paint and stain colours are all UV resistant.

Our white polymer plantation shutters will take years to start yellowing, and you can help prolong that with regular cleaning and care.

Because these blinds are made of a polymer coated aluminium core, they are ideal for wet areas of the home like laundries, bathrooms, kitchens and toilets.

Whenever you are cleaning your vanities or benchtops, simply wipe down your plantation shutters with a damp cloth, to rid them of any dust and to keep them hygienic.

How do you shine plastic shutters?

After wiping your polymer shutters with a damp cloth, you can go over them with a dry cloth made from microfibre to polish and optimal shine.

You could also use a mild detergent when wiping them down with a damp cloth. Simply submerge the cloth in the warm soapy water and wring out the excess moisture before use.

You can also do a quick once over with a feather duster between cleans to keep your plantation shutters looking their best!

How do you clean dirty interior wooden plantation shutters?

When it comes to our wooden range of plantation shutters such as the Basswood, Paulownia and Cedar Series, it is vital that they do not get wet. No warm, soapy for these shutters unless the cloth has been wrung until it is almost dry.

If you stay on top of your plantation shutter dusting, you should never have to use any water to clean them. As mentioned earlier, a duster of any sort, gently run between the slats or louvers, gets dust off the top and bottom of each one.

Only use a microfibre cloth if your wooden plantation shutters have a very smooth surface, as the cloth can snag on any small imperfections in the surface of the louvers. 

You can also use a vacuum cleaner with the upholstery attachment that looks like a small brush. This is the perfect solution for more stubborn dust build up.

Ask our team if any furniture polishes or oils would be suitable for protecting your wooden plantation shutters.

How often should you clean window plantation shutters?

If you want to avoid a serious deep clean of your plantation shutters, we recommend a good dusting every 2-4 weeks to keep them in tip top condition.

This includes your exterior shutters. By brushing off dry dirt and dust with a broom or outdoor scrubbing brush monthly, you can avoid the need for a hose or pressure washer.

How long do plantation shutters last?

If cared for correctly, your plantation shutters can last for up to 30 years! Our beautiful, customisable shutters are an enhancement to any home or business.

Our expert AdShutters team can come to your home in Ingleburn, Campbelltown, Liverpool and every suburb in between! We also have a team based on the Gold Coast in Queensland.

We would love for you to recommend us to your neighbours and local friends so we make sure we look after you, even after your installation is complete!

Contact us today if you are looking to make the most out of plantation shutters.


Adshutters is an Australian owned small business that uses only the best roller shutter components and products so that our clients get the biggest benefits possible from their roller shutter.

Adshutters prides itself on unparalleled quality in all facets of the roller shutter business, from the sale, continuing all the way through to delivery of the final product. With a large number of satisfied clients, 50% of our work is by referral from previous clients. We strive to make every roller shutter transaction as cost effective, efficient, productive and as pleasant as possible for our customers.

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