How to Fix Your Plantation Shutter Slats

Plantation shutters are incredibly stylish, and once installed, a real source of pride and joy within your home. However, accidents happen and wear and tear can impact the overall appeal of your plantation shutters. In the rare event one of your louvres becomes damaged and requires repairing, don’t worry, as it’s a simple process that most DIYers can accomplish.

Fixing a plantation shutter with a tilt rod

Along with your replacement slat, Totally Shutters will send you staples to attach to the slat on the rod, and pins to attach the slat to the panel.

Firstly, you will need to remove the damaged slat. Using a pair of pliers, carefully snip the stable on the damaged slat and ease the slat from the push rod gently. Tapping with a wallpaper scraper gently between the slat and the solid upright section of the shutter panel will help dislodge the slat from the panel.

Now you’re ready to fit your new slat. First, take your replacement pins and insert on either side of the slat. Take the spring-loaded pin and push the larger section into the hole on the panel. Push the pin in and align the slat to the hole.

Next, you will need to attach the slat to the push rod. Take the shorter staple, dab a small amount of superglue on the end of the staple and insert it into the holes on the slat. Push the staple into the holes until it can’t go any further. If desired, you can touch up the staple to blend in with your panels.


In the unlikely event your plantation shutter slat has been damaged and needs replacing, call Totally Shutters today on 0203 960 6963 and we will send you a replacement slat promptly.

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