How to Paint Shutters

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Shutters are another architectural feature that would benefit from the application of a high sheen paint.

For Best Results:

To promote adhesion and durability of your topcoat, use a PREMIUM PLUS® primer.

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Suggested Tools & Supplies
  • Brush 5.1 - 6.4 cm (2"-2½")
  • Bucket
  • Vinyl Gloves
  • Ladder
  • Paint Can Opener
  • Rags
  • Stir Stick
  • Protective Apparel
  • Step 1

    Begin your painting project by pouring thoroughly mixed paint into a bucket and dipping a quality 5.1 - 6.4 cm (2"-2½") wide nylon/polyester brush into the paint.

    TIP: When working outside, it is best to work out of direct sunlight and when temperatures are 10º-32º C (50º-90º F) with moderate humidity.

  • Step 2

    With your brush, paint the shutter slats starting at the top of the shutter.

    TIP: To eliminate unwanted brush strokes, take a lighter stroke over the newly painted area.

  • Step 3

    Beginning at a top corner of the shutter, paint the side edge of the shutter where it meets the body of the house.

  • Step 4

    Continue until all side edges around the shutter are complete. Wipe off the excess paint that has overlapped onto the stiles.

  • Step 5

    Return to the top of the shutter and begin painting the face of the shutter frame.

  • Step 6

    Continue until the shutter is complete.

    TIP: For optimum results in quality of color and finish, apply a second coat.

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