However, should you not wish to purchase a large bird for your garden heres some simple points to keep to for ensuring your plantation shutters look good for a lifetime.
1. Use a dry method to clean wood shutters.
Drenching wood with water can lead to warping and damage the shutters. Even spray cleaners with ammonia in them are not recommended.
2. Take a vacuum and put on the brush attachment.
Glide this over the wood shutters to remove most of the dust. If the shutters are outdoors, use a feather duster instead.
3. Tilt the slats.
Rotate the slats to get at the dust and dirt that collects in the corners. Use a dry toothbrush to get those hard-to-reach places.
4. Remove any spots of stubborn dirt.
Simple Green is a good product to use to remove any spots of stubborn dirt. Just lightly spray on a dry cloth and wipe the stain.
5. Light polish.
Interior plantation shutters are a piece of hand-crafted furniture for your windows. So bring out the wood's natural beauty if the shutters are unpainted with an occasional going over with a soft cloth and a non-wax polish.
6. Keep shutters clean with routine maintenance.
A little dusting with a feather duster once a week will prevent a major cleaning project come springtime.