Care and Maintenance

Care and Maintenance

To keep your plantation shutters in top condition please follow these simple instructions and tips.

Internal Shutters

  • Keep free of dust with a soft cloth, feather duster, microfiber wand or gently vacuum with a soft bristle brush attachment.
  • Use a small soft brush to dust cracks and hard to get at places.
  • Spot clean with a soft damp cloth when necessary – quickly wipe dry. If soap and water must be used then use a small amount of PH neutral soap in lukewarm water.
  • Regularly rotate Blades for even UV exposure.
  • NEVER allow water to remain standing on the shutters. If water is able to penetrate the surface it may causethe timber to warp, create hairline cracks or damage the finish.
  • NEVER use a silicon-based product, abrasives or harsh cleaning products for cleaning your shutters. Repair any damaged surfaces to prevent premature deterioration.
  • Ensure that panels are properly fitted to catches or supports at all times.
  • Centre Tilt Rod – Always tilt the blades by using the Tilt Rod to reduce the chance of staples pulling loose. Do NOT open the panel by pulling on the Centre Tilt Rod.
  • Bi-Fold Panels – When opening please remember to close the blades to prevent damage.
  • Sliding Panels – When opening please remember to close the blades unless the panels are designed to slide with blades open.
  • Regular vacuuming of Bi-Fold and Sliding tracks will keep them free of grit for easy action.
  • Please remember, even on well-maintained shutters all finishes will fade over time – fading cannot be reversed or original tones rejuvenated.

External Shutters

External Shutters should be cared for in the same manner as for Internal Shutters. However, since external shutters may be exposed to the weather, dirt and grime will build up more so cleaning with a soft damp cloth is required.

Again, ensure you use a small amount of PH neutral soap in lukewarm water. All metal components (Stainless Steel Hinges, Pivots, Wheels, etc) will require regular maintenance to ensure they are free from grime and it is recommended to apply an anticorrosion coating such as WD40 or Selleys RP7 or Inox MX3.