Helpful Tips on How to Maintain Your Outdoor Plantation Shutters

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If you’ve just bought outdoor plantation shutters, before you revel in the feeling of owning quality window shutters, you should first think about their maintenance.


No matter how great or functional your wooden shutters are, it would amount to  nothing if they get damaged easily. This is especially true with plantation shutters in Sydney because they are fastened to the window. So what can you do to prolong their lifespan? Here are some practical tips you need to remember:


  • Always consider the material used for the shutters – Most plantation shutters in Sydney are made out of synthetic materials, but there are some that are made out of timber or wood. In these cases, it is important to know which materials are suitable for cleaning. Usually, any strong cleaning agent can be used for shutters made using synthetic material. On the other hand, only a small amount of water is required to clean wooden shutters.

  • Clean the shutters at least once every two weeks – Prevent dust and dirt buildup from accumulating on the portions of the shutter. Usually, the longer the dirt stays on the surface, the harder it is to get rid of.

  • Use effective cleaning materials and equipment – For outdoor shutters some cleaning materials required are water hose, mild detergent, water, brush, and a ladder if necessary. Meanwhile, a vacuum with an attached brush is ideal for indoor shutters.

  • Be careful not to damage any part of the shutter – Do not be in a hurry when scrubbing or brushing your window shutters. If you applied water on a wooden shutter, make sure to dry it right away to prevent warping.


There must have been a large smile on your face while you were watching your outdoor plantation shutters being installed. But in order to keep them looking beautiful and durable enough to last for years, make sure to follow the tips provided above.


In case you have not bought any exterior shutters just yet, you can always find the best quality products at Inwood Blinds & Awnings. With over 45 years of combined experience in manufacturing and selling blinds and shutters, this local business can definitely assist you in choosing the right window furniture. Call them on (02) 8858 0989 today to learn more.