The Dos and Don'ts of Painting Shutters
HGTV Magazine has the tips and tricks you need to know.
DON’T assume you can take down the shutters
They’re often anchored to the masonry, so removing them can be tricky — and rehanging them is even harder.
DO pick the correct paint
Regular exterior latex is fine for wood shutters, but aluminum and vinyl shutters require a paint formulated for metal or plastic surfaces.
DO apply paint with a brush
You could also use a paint sprayer (rent one for about $90 a day at a home improvement store). The sprayer takes some practice — do a trial run on scrap boards first — but produces a smooth, pro-quality finish.
DON’T paint on a bright, sunny day
Sun can cause the paint to blister. Your ideal weather conditions: cloudy with low humidity.