How to Clean Window Coverings

Cleaning Shutters

Painted or stained shutters are the most common, but some people choose only to seal or varnish their wood shutters. For painted shutters, the best care is probably the least since some polishes and waxes can damage the color or decoration.

  • Vacuum all shutters regularly with a brush attachment, and wipe occasionally with a sponge to remove smudges and finger marks.

  • Use warm soapy water and a cloth to wash painted shutters; wash each louver separately on both sides. If you feel you must wax, use a hard paste wax only once a year.

No matter what type of window covering you have in your home, it's important to give it a proper cleaning. If you stay on top of this job by following the tips and guidelines in this article, your window coverings will thank you!