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How to Paint Shutters

Skill:  Intermediate DIY'er

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.

Not interested in applying a primer?
Consider using PREMIUM PLUS ULTRA products--innovatively developed as a paint and primer in one.

 

Suggested Supplies

  • Brush (2"-2")
  • Bucket
  • Vinyl Gloves
  • Ladder
  • Paint Can Opener
  • Rags
  • Stir Stick
  • Protective Apparel

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Step 1

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

TIP:
When working outside, it is best to work out of direct sunlight and when temperatures are 50-90 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.