Do your shutters make you shudder? I know mine did. I had fantasies of ripping them off and throwing them away. However, when I went to remove them, I learned that the siding was faded so it looked different under the shutters. Then I had plans to make new shutters out of wood. But you know, life happens and I still had those crappy vinyl shutters that I hated so much. I’m happy to announce that I made my vinyl shutters look good! Learn how to paint shutters to easily update your home’s curb appeal!
There are easy ways to do things and hard ways. I almost always prefer the easy way. Most tutorials will tell you to remove the shutters. Did you know that it’s possible to paint shutters without removing them? With DecoArt Curb Appeal paint, you can paint your vinyl shutters without the extra work! DecoArt Curb Appeal comes in 21 colors that art formulated to withstand outdoor conditions. Plus, it’s so easy to find at your local Joann or Michael’s store!
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How to Paint Shutters
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- Angled paint brush
- DecoArt Curb Appeal paint in Colonial Black
- HANDy paint pail
- Painters tape (if necessary)
Note: Take extra caution while working on your shutters. I had several wasps fly out from under my shutters.
- Start by cleaning off your vinyl shutters. I used a broom to remove cobwebs and dirt, followed by wiping them down with a rag.
- Then I painted the recessed parts of the vinyl shutter (just like a door.) Pouring the paint into a handy pail makes it easy to paint. I painted the lower portions before going back with a stepladder for the upper portions.
- Then I painted the raised center panels of the shutters, before continuing onto the outer rails.
- Like I said, I did not remove the shutters or tape them off. This is why an angled brush is so handy. I was able to cut in and get those edges without touching the siding. Use painters tape if you feel less confident about your cutting in skills. Otherwise, just paint slowly and let the angled brush do the work. (If you accidentally get paint on the siding or trim, wipe it away. If you see it after it dries, it can be removed with rubbing alcohol!)
- Although the coverage on this paint was amazing, a 2nd coat was needed. From far away, it looked amazing. But I gave it another coat anyways.
DecoArt Curb Appeal dries to a hard, glossy finish that looks amazing. My shutters looked old and cheap before, but with a new paint job, they look way less plastic. I love the black so much. It gives my house a classic, updated look.
Painting the shutters is the kind of project that made me wonder why it had taken me so long. The amount of work compared to the payoff in curb appeal made this project very worth it. Painting the shutters and the door instantly updated my home. If you’ve ever painting vinyl shutters, I highly recommend it. I can’t stop smiling when I look at the changes!
I am so in love with these black shutters!! Now that you know how to paint shutters, what are you waiting for? In just a few hours, these eyesores were transformed! I no longer want to rip them off the house.
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