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Painting Your Interior Plantation Shutters

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Category: Window Shutters

When you install shutters into your home, you get a lot of advantages. They are a window covering that can truly last a lifetime and give you superior elegance and control over your lighting. You know you’ll love them, but they might need some reviving as the years go by. The good news is, you don’t have to replace them! You can simply repaint them and give them a new color to brighten up the space once again. This is one of the few options, window covering  in Cupertino, CA that you can completely change without replacing. And here’s how you can go about doing it.

  1. Remove the Shutters and Hardware

First you will need to take the shutters down and be careful to label them as you go so you know what window they fit and in which side they go. That will help you line things up more easily when the project is complete so you can get everything back in order faster. You will remove the hardware at that time as well and you might want to put that in a bag and label it as to which shutter it goes with as well.

  1. Sand the Shutters

Get a fine grit sandpaper to remove the old paint and create a good surface for new paint. Clean the shutters to remove the sawdust and dirt before you start the painting job.

  1. Prime the Shutters

Before you put on fresh paint, you might want a water-based primer. You can spray paint it onto the shutters to avoid drips. If you’re going to do that, you will want to hang the shutters so you can get to both the front and the back at the same time. Spray in one direction only and keep the shutters at a 45-degree angle.

  1. Apply the Paint

Allow the primer to dry completely and then apply the spray paint in any color you please. After it dries, you may want a second coat to make sure you have full coverage. You will need to let your window coverings dry completely before you move them.

  1. Rehang the Shutters

Last but not least, hang the shutters back up where they belong and replace the hardware. You will have shutters that look like a brand-new window covering. It doesn’t cost much to repaint shutters, but replacing them is a big expense. The ease of painting can change and refresh the look as many times as you want over the years.

If you don’t yet have the right window covering in your home, consider plantation shutters from the professionals at San Francisco Shutters. We can give you advice on painting existing shutters or help you find the right fit for new shutters as a window covering in your home. Give us a call at 855-992-6739 and ask as many questions as you’d like. We’re here to help! You can also take a look at shutters in our showroom at 1676 Gilbreth Road, Burlingame, CA 94010.