These tips and tricks for painting shutters will save you time and money.
We live in a beautiful two story house in the woods. I love everything about it other than the color. It’s a tan house with brown accents and I am tired of all the brown. Painting our siding isn’t going to happen anytime soon, but I’m working on painting all of the brown accents on our house black. First it was the flower box and new front door. Then this week I finally got to painting shutters with a fresh coat of black paint
**post contains affiliate links** Before we began painting we made sure to scrub the shutters clean with water. I just used a rag and hose, but we could have pressure washed them as well. When it came to painting, using my paint sprayer made the job a breeze. I’ve had this sprayer for years and it’s still one of my favorite tools. This job was made even easier by using DecoArt’s door and shutter paint. This was my first time using this paint and I loved it. It is water based for easy clean-up, it dries fast, and it’s fade resistant.
Using the sprayer it went on really smooth and totally covered our vinyl shutters in two quick coats. Painted shutters are one of the projects that I would NEVER tackle without a sprayer! There is potential for SO many drips and messes. Spraying each coat took less than five minutes.
For these six painted vinyl shutters I used one and a half 16 oz. containers. The hardest part of this entire project fell on my husband, as he was the one who had to take down and put up the shutters! As he was putting up the shutters I gave him a foam brush with a bit of paint on it to hit the nail heads with black paint.
Here’s a “before” and “after” shot showing the major difference with the fresh and bold black painted shutters! Next up I plan to do the porch eaves and paint the garage as well. If you’re considering painting vinyl shutters, here’s everything you’ll need:
Supplies for Painting Shutters:
If you’ve avoided painting shutters, I hope this post encourages you how easy it was! If you don’t have a paint sprayer you may want to look into renting one. Otherwise I think it’s an AMAZING investment and can be used on SO many types of projects. Thanks so much for stopping by today!
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