After Sales Shutter Use and Care
Our solid wood shutters are made from the ﬁnest materials and are hand-ﬁnished to the highest standard. To retain this quality for many years please follow these simple guidelines:
To open and close the panels on all shutter ranges:
Please use only the stiles (the vertical frame that the blades ﬁt into) to open and close the panels. Please do not use the tilt rod or the blades to open the panels. Always close the blades before folding back the panels.
Please note: tier on tier and cafe style shutters may be ﬁtted under tension so should be closed with the panels meeting together.
To open and close the blades:
New England Design: The tilt rod operates the blades. Pull down the tilt rod gently to open and push up gently to close the blades.
All other Designs: The blades are opened using a fingertip movement. Using two hands on two blades simultaneously, gently rotate the blades. On larger panels please use a blade near the top of the panel and a blade near the bottom of the panel as this will put less stress on the pivot mechanism.
Care for painted shutters
If your painted shutters are accidentally chipped please use the touch-up paint that is provided upon installation. Two coats of this paint should suffice, using a small head paintbrush. This quick drying paint will dry within 5 to 6 minutes. Brushes can be cleaned by using nail polish remover.
Daily cleaning for all shutter ﬁnishes
We recommend using a good quality feather duster to ‘flick’ along the blades from back to front to remove any accumulated dust. Should any marks appear on painted shutters use a very slightly damp soft cloth to remove the mark and then dry off any residual moisture with a dry lint-free cloth. We do not recommend using any sort of furniture polish or cleaning solution on any of our shutters.
Faux leather shutters can be dusted as above. Any marks can be removed with a slightly damp cloth and again, dry off any residual moisture with a dry lint-free cloth. We do not recommend using any form of liquid or moisture on our faux suede shutters; a dry, lint-free cloth should help to remove any marks. A good way to keep faux suede shutters dust-free is to carefully vacuum with a soft brush attachment.
Should you require any help or advice once your shutters are installed, please call our experienced after care team on 020 8675 1099.