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Easiest way to paint shutters

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Looking for the easiest way to paint shutters? It can actually be a really simple process. You don’t need to buy new shutters to replace cracked or faded ones. A new coat of paint is the way to go.

Easiest Way to Paint Shutters - Charleston Crafted

How to paint shutters

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Many homes, like ours, have shutters that are only for aesthetic appeal and don’t actually function.

Our shutters were black and the lower ones were chipped and peeling.

We are much more of a bright colors family, so we wanted to brighten the front of our home by paint spraying our shutters!

We chose Sherwin Williams Aquaverde for the shutters, which is one shade darker than we had previously painted our front door.

Removing the shutters

The first step was to remove all of the shutters from the house. This was as simple as unscrewing six screws from each one.

Easiest Way to Paint Shutters - Charleston Crafted

Turns out, our upper shutters were all black plastic. The lower shutters were previously white that had been painted black and were chipping.

Easiest Way to Paint Shutters - Charleston Crafted

We cleaned them all off and scraped the paint from the lower shutters.

Easiest Way to Paint Shutters - Charleston Crafted

Easiest way to paint shutters

Our shutters consist of dozens of tiny slats, so the easiest way to paint shutters is with a sprayer.

Easiest Way to Paint Shutters - Charleston Crafted

We used our HomeRight Super Finish Max paint sprayer to refresh all of our shutters with a new coat of paint!

We absolutely love the HomeRight Super Finish Max because of how light, compact and easy to use it is.

We’ve used our Super Finish Max on a few other projects, like the wainscoting and coffered ceiling in the nursery and our interior door makeover.

We seriously love this thing. The Super Finish Max sprays evenly and completely and gives great coverage.


Here is our best advice for how to open a paint can without making a mess.

Easiest Way to Paint Shutters - Charleston Crafted

We laid all the shutters out on tarps in the yard and gave them a good coat.

When painting shutters, make sure to spray at an angle to get the undersides of the slats.

Rehanging the shutters

It’s best to wait 24 hours to rehang shutters.

They will be dry to the touch before then, but since you have to carry them and they are outside, it’s best to prop them up somewhere until the next day.

Easiest Way to Paint Shutters - Charleston Crafted

We used the exact same screws to hang the shutters back up in the same place.

Each one was marked on the back just in case so that they would go back up in the same place.

Easiest Way to Paint Shutters - Charleston Crafted

We are in love with how these turned out!

They make our house look super beachy, which is consistent with the inside of our house.

Easiest Way to Paint Shutters - Charleston Crafted

Using a paint sprayer is the easiest way to paint shutters, and that’s made extra easy thanks to the HomeRight Super Finish Max paint sprayer.

We would recommend this sprayer to everyone for projects ranging from shutters to furniture to walls.

Easiest Way to Paint Shutters - Charleston Crafted

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Easiest Way to Paint Shutters - Charleston Crafted
Yield: All your shutters shine

Easiest Way to Paint Shutters

Prep Time: 1 hour
Active Time: 1 hour
Total Time: 2 hours
Difficulty: Easy
Estimated Cost: $10-50

Using a paint sprayer to paint your shutters is the easiest way to paint shutters. Using a great paint sprayer will help you cover your shutters evenly and quickly and will get into the nooks and crannies of your shutters.

Materials

  • Exterior grade paint

Tools

  • Paint Sprayer

Instructions

  1. Remove your shutters by unscrewing them from the house.
  2. Sand or scrape the shutters if they have peeling paint, then wipe them free of dust and dirt.
  3. Lay your shutters out on tarps.
  4. Use a paint sprayer to smoothly and evenly spray your shutters, making sure to get all the angles.
  5. Let dry for a couple of hours, then move to a covered area to fully cure overnight.
  6. Rehang the shutters on your home.

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