Hurrican Shutters

Installing "Peace of Mind"

Easy Steps to Paint Window Shutters

Posted by cat5shuttersllc on February 3, 2012

Easy Steps to Paint Window ShuttersShutters are a classic exterior or interior window treatment. Decorative or functional, wood or metal, hung at a window or fashioned into a screen or room divider, shutters accessorize your home’s decor. To give your shutters an inexpensive facelift with a new coat of paint, follow these simple steps.

  1. Remove old hardware and clean the shutters. Use a duster or vacuum the shutters with a brush attachment. If they’re greasy or have a waxy buildup, wash the shutters with a sponge and a solution of warm water and dishwashing liquid. Let the shutters dry completely before painting.
  2. Start painting the side which will show least. Set the shutter upright so the slats or louvers slant downward toward you. Use a brush no wider than the depth of one slat. Start painting from the outside edge of the top slat, where it meets the frame. Paint toward the center, and stop halfway.
  3. Move your brush to the opposite end of the top slat, and paint back toward the middle. Overlap the wet edge of your first stroke. Continue painting each slat this way, alternating from left to right and moving from top to bottom.
  4. Paint the edges of the shutter frame, as well as the bottom and sides. Fill in any missed spots and smooth any drips.
  5. Turn the shutter around and upside down, so the unpainted side is facing you with the slats sloping down toward you. Repeat Steps 3 and 4 to paint this side of the shutter.
  6. Let the shutters dry completely before adding a second coat if necessary. Replace or add new hardware and hang your freshly-painted shutters, or use them to fashion a cottage room divider.

Hardware maintenance of your window shutters is equally important. Don’t get caught with a malfunctioning shutter during a hurricane!

When only the best will do, ask for Cat 5 Shutters LLC hurricane protection products. Price should not be the only determining factor when choosing a company for your Hurricane Shutter needs. Make a wise choice and consider the following:

  • Licensed and Insured Contractor
  • Top rating by the Better Business Bureau
  • Established company that will be around for many years for service work
  • Ask for Testimonials from previous customers and for referrals in your area
  • Not all Shutters are created equal. There are many cheap alternatives out there. Make sure you are getting a Miami Dade hurricane rating and then compare price

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