Look after your Shutters by following the straightforward operating and cleaning instructions below:
Care and Maintenance Guidelines
To keep you Plantation Shutters looking their best, please follow these simple guidelines:
- Keep free from dust and dirt by regularly wiping over with soft cloth, as you would use on your best furniture.
- Remove stubborn dirt with a soft cloth and very mild detergent in water (wipe gently, do not scrub). Dry wet areas immediately with a dry soft cloth.
- Never use abrasives, don’t scour the surface. Never use silicon-based cleaning products.
If you have selected interior timber shutters it is important to note that timber is a natural product so will be affected by the environment and by use:
- Do not leave windows open in wet weather. If the shutters get wet, dry immediately.
- Inspect every 12 months and repair any damage.
- Build-up of condensation can affect the paint finish therefore if shutters are fitted in rooms with poor ventilation or high humidity make sure there is good airflow around the panels-inspect every month.
- To prevent premature deterioration, repair any damage as quickly as possible.
- Rotate the blades on clear finished timber shutters to ensure a more regular and even mellowing of the timber colour. Arrange for a re-coat on these shutters prior to the breakdown of the surface. The surface can be kept smooth but the colour cannot be rejuvenated.
Many products in our range have visible tension devices on the blades which could require adjustment from time to time. Occasional adjustment will maintain an easy action of these blades.
Some hints for operating your Plantation Shutters:
- When Bi-Folding Panels, close the blades before folding away. This will help to prevent damage which may be caused by blades touching blades.
- When rotating the blades do not grab the very top or very bottom blades, grab a blade approx half way down the stack to evenly distribute the pressure, failure to do so may result in breaking the tension screw end of the blade, a replacement blade is not covered under warranty.
- If sliding panels, close the blades before moving panels, unless designed to slide with blades open.
- If any catches or supports have been fitted, make sure they are used.
- Maintain the installation fitting in good working order.
- Keep bottom tracks free from dirt and grit.