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4 Ways To Keep Your Shutters Looking Fresh and Healthy

4 Ways To Keep Your Shutters Looking Fresh and Healthy

Keeping your home hygiene-friendly is more important now than ever. Cleaning and disinfecting the home is crucial to eliminating germs and killing harmful bacteria that can make you sick. Not only that, but all of us are spending more time at home post-Pandemic. If you are living and working from your house, why not spruce things up and go the extra mile to ensure your surfaces are spotless? In this article, we will discuss the top 4 ways to keep your plantation shutters looking fresh and healthy. 

Come Up With a Routine

Make a schedule and stick to it! When it comes to cleaning, consistency is everything. If you wait too long between dustings or washes, buildup will be extremely hard to remove, and the cleaning process can be very time-consuming. If you don’t want to spend hours scrubbing at the dust and grime on your shutters, try to create a schedule where you set aside 15-minutes to clean your shutters every other week. This way, the dirt won’t have time to build up and become unmanageable, keeping your cleaning routine short and sweet. 

Dusting is Everything

When it comes to caring for your plantation shutters, dusting is everything. This is why investing in a high-quality duster is so important! Try to use a soft cloth so as to not scratch or drag dirt along your shutters that can end up wearing the paint down. A microfiber cloth or feather duster should do the trick! Be sure to get in between the slats, through the hinges, and around the window frame for a complete clean. 

Re-Paint When Needed 

Overtime, it is natural for the coloring on your plantation shutters to fade or become scratched if you live at home with small children or pets. Luckily, plantation shutters can be repainted for a fresh good-as-new look! If you want to tackle this project as an at-home DIY adventure, be sure to remove the shutters fully prior to applying paint. This way, you won’t accidentally transfer paint onto your walls or floors. If you want a completely fresh look, try painting your shutters an entirely new color! This is a great way to change up the interior design of your home and make your space feel renovated. 

Don’t Be Afraid to Polish

If your plantation shutters are stained wood, don’t be afraid to add a bit of polish to keep them looking fresh and new. A simple furniture polish will do the trick, just be sure to choose a gentle formula as to not strip the paint or cause any discoloration! You can even purchase a spray-on furniture polish for easy application, allowing you to reach in between the slats and around the back of the shutters. If you choose to apply the solution by hand, be sure to saturate a soft cloth so as to not cause any scratches. 

Renovating your home can be a stressful process, but it doesn’t have to be! If you are looking to invest in handmade high-quality shutters that are built to last, contact us!

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Frank and Robin, Pasadena, MD

“We LOVE, LOVE, LOVE, the shutters! And so does everyone who has seen them! They are absolutely perfect!!! I’m so glad I bought them all at once! The installation was so professional and they were here on time, worked fast and did a wonderful job. This is really a first class company. Th arched window is just beautiful!

- Frank and Robin, Pasadena, MD

Larry & Sewel Reid

“We were so impressed with Marcia! I can’t say enough about our whole experience from Marcia. A great company to do business with. Thank you for the gift!”

- Larry & Sewel Reid

Lori Steinman

“Beautiful Shutters, Beautifully Made. I recently purchased Shenandoah Shutters for a small project to “check them out”. Shenandoah exceeded my expectations. I am so impressed with the quality and especially love the features that are unique to Shenandoah. Bravo to Shenandoah Shutters for their thoughtful designs and impeccable workmanship and to Amy for professionalism and support.”

- Lori Steinman

Candice & Peter A.

5 Star Quality & Installation!

We couldn’t be more happy with the outcome! What a transformation the shutters have made to our home, just perfect!

- Candice & Peter A.

Robert and Jean, Clifton, VA

“After installation, the installers were excellent in providing information on the shutter finish process and appropriate cleaning. This was most helpful and confirmed that these shutters are an excellent product. They are on all windows in my home and are beautiful!!”

- Robert and Jean, Clifton, VA

Donna Plummer

“The members of Shenandoah Shutters are extremely professional. The first contact came in and measured the windows that were to be done. The second contact was with the guys who installed the shutters. In and out and they look wonderful. Can’t be more pleased with these shutters.”

- Donna Plummer

Janet, Lynchburg, VA

“This company is fantastic. From the first contact we had with them (visiting their showroom) to the final installation, they are #1 professionals. After we visited the showroom, the salesperson came to our home, showed us a sample shutter, and made recommendations (and gave different styles) for our windows. After we accepted the contract, she made an appointment to come out and do exact measurements. We love our new shutters, and every element of this contract could not have been better. They even left a jar of VA peanuts!”

- Janet, Lynchburg, VA

Mila & Jimmie Baturin

“Fabulous Salesperson. Staff was efficient, organized and quick. Love the product”

- Mila & Jimmie Baturin

Julie Krajicek

“I am impressed by the level of professionalism by Shenandoah Shutters. From start to finish in all interactions, I was treated well. The product is outstanding quality. They look perfect.”

- Julie Krajicek

Doug and Carol, Chesterfield, VA

“A pleasure to work with – very organized, good communication, expert craftsmanship, done in a timely manner – a job well done!!”

- Doug and Carol, Chesterfield, VA

Jessica, Richmond, VA

“We love hearing from our clients – Here’s a review we received this week……..”My shutters were delivered and installed this morning. From start to finish the installation took about 90 minutes. I am beyond impressed with the high quality craftsmanship and over the moon with how gorgeous they are. I’d also like to note, that everyone from Marcia in sales, Jodi in billing, and the installers, whose names I didn’t catch, are supremely professional. As a Richmonder, I love that the money from my purchase stays in the local economy, too. I will be singing this company’s praises for years to come. Thank you, Shenandoah Shutters!” Jessica – Richmond, VA”

- Jessica, Richmond, VA

Lee & Cheryl Caslavka

“First Class all of the way. Amy, Jody and installation was a wonderful experience. Thank you”

- Lee & Cheryl Caslavka

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