How to Paint Vinyl Shutters | Ask This Old House

8January 2020


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Steps:
1. Start by creating a template, numbering the shutters, and labeling them on the template, so it’s easier to keep track of which ones went where.
2. Remove the shutters from the house. Number them with a marker in the back as you go.
3. Rinse all the shutters with a garden hose. Then, mix together the detergent with water in a bucket. Use a scrubbing brush in the cleaning solution to clean off the shutters. Rinse the shutters off a final time after scrubbing.
4. After the shutters have dried, lay them out on a drop cloth.
5. Prime the paint sprayer using a bucket. Then, spray the paint evenly across all the shutters, overlapping by 50% with each pass. Apply 2 coats.
6. Allow the paint to dry before hanging them back up.
7. Touch up all the screw heads for the shutters with a little bit of paint and the paint brush.

Resources:
Mauro washed the shutters using a biodegradable cleaner, in this case Simple Green [https://amzn.to/2trtRtA], mixed with water to remove the dirt.

Mauro chose an exterior paint in Hale Navy for the shutters, manufactured by Benjamin Moore [https://amzn.to/2MU4WWB].

Other materials for this project including respirators and drop cloths are available at home centers and paint suppliers.

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