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Have you noticed that your shutters discolouring or are coated in a chalky residue? This is oxidation and is caused by sun exposure on unprotected shutters. It’s not uncommon; in fact, it can affect almost any material including plastic, car paint and metals and will result in the surface of the material becoming chalky. If you can see oxidation on your shutters don’t be worried, just make sure you get rid of it as soon as possible because if you don’t remove oxidation from shutters the oxidation will eventually eat through the shutters.
Remove oxidation from shutters
Removing oxidation from shutters is thankfully a pretty easy DIY task
It’s something that you can do yourself- no need to call the pros! Finish up the process by applying a coat of wax, which will bring the shine back to the shutters and will help to protect it from further oxidisation. So, if you have a spare few hours this weekend, here’s what to do:
Step 1: Fill a bucket with warm water and add a little bit of detergent. Thoroughly wash the shutters with a sponge to remove all dirt and grime.
Step 2: Rinse the shutters thoroughly with clean water and dry them using an old towel. It is important that the shutters are completely dry before you begin step 3.
Step 3: To remove oxidation from shutters apply a rubbing compound directly to the oxidised areas and lightly rub it in, using circular motions, until the surface is smooth to the touch. Be careful not to rub off the paint when completing this step.
Step 4: Rinse the shutters thoroughly with clean water again and dry with the towel. It is important that the material is completely dry before you apply any other products to it.
Step 5: To save you ever having to remove oxidation from shutters again, apply a boat wax or polish to the shutters and leave them to dry. Then, using a clean rag, buff the wax into the shutters. While the wax should protect the shutters from building oxidation on them again, make sure you regularly check them. If oxidation begins to eat into the shutters they will need to be replaced.
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