Roller Shutter Cleaning Instructions
1. Remove Dust And Debris
First, it’s best to wipe away dust and debris from your roller shutters. This step is especially important if your roller shutters are painted, because tiny dust and dirt particles can be very abrasive, and cause scratches if they are not removed before you start to clean the shutters.
This step is also important for a proper clean, as it ensures that dust and dirt do not run down the shutter once they’re wet, where they can lodge in cracks and crevices, and be difficult to remove.
You can use a clean, soft microfiber cloth or rag, an old t-shirt, or a product such as a Swiffer Duster. Just make sure you remove the bulk of the dust, dirt, and debris before continuing to the next step.
2. Wipe Down The Surface With Warm Water And A Mild Detergent
To loosen debris, stains, and dirt, mix a mild detergent, like dish soap, with warm water. Then, using a clean cloth, wipe the entire surface of your roller shutters. Do not miss any spots. Use moderate pressure, and scrub away any serious stains or spots where there is a lot of dirt or debris.
Next, go over the entire surface again. Spray it with more detergent and water, and use an up-and-down motion to wipe the shutters. Do not go side-to-side, as this can cause the shutters to become misaligned.
3. Spray The Surface And Clean The Guides With A Soft Brush
Next, you need to clean between the shutter guides. First, use a soft brush to gently clean the guides, dislodging any dust, lint, or debris. Once you’ve completed this step, you can wipe down the guides using warm water. Make sure to allow the guides to dry completely before you lower the shade again.
4. Wipe Down The Surface With Clean Water, Then Dry it
Finally, use clean water that’s free of debris or soap to wipe down the exterior and interior surface of your roller shutters. This will remove any debris and dust that might remain.
After this, use a clean microfiber towel or cloth to wipe down the entire surface. This will remove any remaining impurities and dirt, and remove moisture, which prevents dust and dirt from settling on your newly-cleaned shutters.