Painting shutters is a great way to add curb appeal to your home. Let us fill you in on some helpful tips and tricks on how bring your home back to tip top shape.
Prepping and Cleaning
*TIP: Be cautious of insect hives behind shutters
- Remove shutters - Removing shutters allows them to cure and dry faster.
- Sometimes this involves unscrewing a few screws, while in other cases, shutters can be stuck in place.
- If stuck, tape shutters off and paint them while attached.
- Lay shutters flat on two sawhorses.
- If you do not have saw horses, you can get creative and use two large buckets.
- Remove all dirt and any grime. Rinse with water and allow to dry.
*TIP: Do not paint vinyl shutters darker than their original color. This may cause the surface to warp due to heat absorption.
- Be sure to apply paint in a well ventilated area.
- While using a high gloss enamel, paint sides and ends first.
- Use small brushes like Ace's Premium 1 inch paint brush or the Shur Line Mini Trimmer to get those edges flawlessly.
- Allow paint to dry completely before applying second coat.
- When finished painting, allow shutters to dry over night before reinstalling.
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