Restore faded exterior vinyl shutters
Learn how to restore your old faded exterior vinyl shutters!

While Exterior Solutions shutters come closer to being totally maintenance free than any other vinyl shutter on the market today, you may have found yourself wondering why your exterior vinyl shutters have faded and discolored.  Eventually anything outside for an extended period of time will fade.  Actually, what you're probably noticing isn't actually "fading" but rather a whitish colored film that has built up over time.  This dirty film has built up over time due to the oxidation process of the vinyl material.  Luckily, if you're up for the challenge, it can be cleaned.  Otherwise, new vinyl shutters are not too expensive and we have quite a few styles and colors to choose from.

You can make your own vinyl shutter cleaning solution from household products. Mix 1/3 cup detergent (Tide for example), 2/3 cups Tri-Sodium (Soilax for example), with 4 quarts of water. Then use a soft bristle brush to gently scrub the shutters using your homemade cleaning solution.

In certain geographical areas where mildew may be a problem, substitute on quart of bleach (Clorox for example) for one quart of water in the formula above.

We recommend that you start washing from the top and work down to the bottom. It's also important to rinse the shutters and siding thoroughly to avoid staining and/or streaking.

Please to not attempt to clean your vinyl shutters if they have been painted. Cleaning them may strip the paint. If you would like more information about how to paint your vinyl shutters please check our article here: How to Paint Vinyl Shutters.