How to Clean Shutters
Cleaning the exterior shutters of your home at least once a year will keep it looking great, extend the lifespan of the shutters and help prevent costly replacements. Shutters tends to accumulate dirt, grime, and debris between the slats, but with a bit of preventative maintenance, your home's window shutters could potentially be trouble free for many years to come.
USING A PRESSURE WASHER
- Rinse off the surface of the shutters using the pressure washer or garden hose to remove any loose dirt and debris buildup between the slats.
- Place the pressure washer's siphon and filter into your container, or pour into the pressure washer's detergent reservoir.
- Apply Simple Green House and Siding Cleaner to the window shutters, starting at the top and keeping the tip at least 2 feet from the surface.
- Allow 5-10 minutes for the solution to loosen heavy build up. Do not allow the solution to dry on the surface.
- Scrub visibly dirty areas lightly to remove heavy stains.
- Rinse well with pressure washer, making sure to go side-to-side and top-to-bottom of the shutter doors. Be sure to remove all cleaner and lifted dirt from the surface.
- Hose down the surface of the shutters to help remove loose dirt and debris that has built up between the slats.
- Mix 2 cups Simple Green House and Siding Cleaner per gallon of water.
- Apply the solution in sections, using a pump sprayer or soft, non-abrasive scrub brush.
- Allow 5-10 minutes for the solution to loosen dirt. Do not allow the solution to dry on the surface of the shutters.
- Scrub visibly dirty areas lightly to remove heavy dirt and stains.
- Rinse well with a garden hose, making sure to go side-to-side and top-to-bottom of the window shutters. Be sure to remove all cleaner and dirt lifted from the surface.
Not for use on untreated wood shutters