Painting Shutters

Overview

Painting Shutters

Looking to improve the look of your home, but might not have time to paint the entire house? Perhaps, you just want to update the look of the shutters. Are they faded or have you grown tired of the color? A simple job is to get them painted and it can improve the overall curb appeal of your home. It gives an updated look without having to paint the entire house. Save the house painting project for another time. Get the shutters painted and make them look great.

Tools & Materials

Like any project, you will need the right tools and supplies to do the job right the first time. Because the sooner you finish the sooner you can get on with well, anything you want.

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ADDITIONAL ITEMS

  • Drop Cloth
  • Screw driver
  • Ladder
  • Replacement boards (if necessary)
  • Wagner PaintEater or wire brush
  • Mask
  • Safety glasses
  • Pressure Washer/garden hose
  • Paint
  • Rags
  • Touch-up brush
  • Extension cord
Step by Step

Preparing and cleaning the surface is one of the most important parts of the painting process. Follow these simple steps to ensure your job looks great and lasts for years to come

Step 1

Remove the shutters from the house.

Remove the old hardware from the shutters to be clean or replaced.

Step 2

Sand down any spots that have peeling paint. The Wagner PaintEater is a powerful tool that makes paint removal fast and easy. Or you can use a sanding block or wire brush to remove the flaking paint.

Preparing and cleaning the surface is one of the most important parts of the painting process. Follow these simple steps to ensure your job looks great and lasts for years to come

Step 3

Clean the shutters with water from the hose or a pressure washer. Clean the shutters with soap and perhaps a scrub brush. Let the shutters completely dry before priming or painting.

Step 4

Move the shutters to your work area. Setting up saw-horses, workshop or table will work well.

Now that you've completed the paint prep work, you're ready to begin painting

Step 1

Select high quality paint so it will cover well, providing good protection and durability.

Step 2

Start spraying at the top of the shutter and work your way down. Angle the sprayer into the slants of the shutter. Spray evenly and work to the bottom.

Now that you've completed the paint prep work, you're ready to begin painting

Step 3

Move to the next shutter and complete all the shutters, once they are dry enough to move, turn the shutters on the other side. It is important to cover all sides of the shutters to protect them from excessive wear from the elements.

Step 4

Let the shutters dry completely before adding a second coat if necessary. Replace or add new hardware and hang your freshly-painted shutters.

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