white home with black shutters

How to Paint Vinyl Shutters

Discover tips and tricks on the best way to paint vinyl shutters to get a super smooth, flawless finish and boost your curb appeal.

Jenn from Bachelorette Pad Flip recently updated her curb appeal using some leftover paint, old vinyl shutters and Wagner’s FLEXiO 3000 Paint Sprayer! As part of a curb appeal overhaul, Jenn is transforming the color scheme of the exterior of her home, and the old, rusty red vinyl shutters didn’t work with all of the updates—but she found a way to make them work with just a little paint!

Supplies Needed:

Step 1: Clean the Shutters

Since the vinyl shutters used in the project were the original ones, they had dirt hiding in the crevices. By using a strong cleaning agent, like 409, and a scrub brush, clean every inch of the shutters first. For the paint to adhere properly, the surface needs to be clean.

woman cleaning shutters

Step 2: Rinse and Dry

Rinse off the shutters with a hose sprayer. Make sure to thoroughly spray in all of the crevices. Once done spraying, let dry completely before painting.

Step 3: Paint the Shutters

Now it’s the fun part- painting time! Fill your FLEXiO 3000 with desired exterior paint. Since we’re painting vinyl, be sure to read if your paint will adequately adhere to vinyl. Lay the shutters out on saw horses and thoroughly spray each side of the shutters. Pay close attention to the crevices when painting to make sure you don’t miss those spots!

painting shutters with a paint sprayer

Step 4: Apply 3 Coats of Paint

Let the shutters fully dry. Once you have finished the 1st coat of paint, let it completely dry. This took approximately 30 minutes for me. Repeat as necessary. Again, I did a total of 3 coats.

Step 5: Allow to Dry and Cure

Once the shutters are dry to the touch, bring them inside in an area that will be free of dust. Let the shutters sit inside for a couple days to cure. This is an important step, so don’t skip it!

Step 6: Hang the Shutters

After the shutters have cured, hang them up! I reused the same hardware to hang them back up. You can also purchase exterior screws designed for the surface you’ll be attaching the shutters to.

installing black shutters on house

This sponsored post was created by The Bachelorette Pad Flip. To read more about this project (and her entire curb appeal transformation), visit Jenn’s blog, Bachelorette Pad Flip.

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