How to Paint Wood Shutters


Transforming the look of your home can be as simple as updating your exterior wood shutters with a fresh coat of paint. Enhancing your home’s exterior appeal is important to us at Made in the Shade Waco Temple. Let us help you improve the look of your wooden shutters with our expert painting tips.

To update real wood shutters in Waco or Temple, painting them can make a significant impact. Remember, we will bring the showroom to you for all your window frame treatment needs! Start with a free in-home consultation today.

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Materials Needed

Before you start painting, ensure you have the following materials:

  • High-quality exterior paint
  • Primer (if the interior shutters are bare wood or are changing colors)
  • Sandpaper (medium and fine grit)
  • Paintbrushes or a paint sprayer
  • Drop cloths
  • Painter’s tape
  • Screwdriver (for removing the mount shutters)

Step-by-Step Guide

Step 1: Remove the Shutters

Carefully remove the shutters from your windows. If you’re not sure how to do this safely, our professional team at Made in the Shade can help during your consultation.

Step 2: Clean and Prep

Clean your shutters thoroughly to remove any dirt, dust, and debris. If they have old paint, sand them down to smooth out the surface and ensure the new paint adheres well.

Step 3: Prime

Apply a coat of primer to protect the wood and help the paint stick better. Let the primer dry completely.

Step 4: Paint

Paint your shutters in the color of your choice. For the best finish, apply two coats of paint, allowing ample drying time between coats.

Step 5: Reattach the Shutters

Once the paint has dried completely, reattach the shutters to your windows. Ensure they are secure and aligned correctly.

Tips for a Professional Finish

  • Choose a dry, overcast day for painting to avoid quick drying of the paint which can lead to uneven coats.
  • Use a sprayer for a smoother finish without brush marks.
  • Consult with professionals at Made in the Shade to select the best paint type and color for your shutters and home.

Painting your shutters wood shutters can significantly boost your home’s curb appeal and increase its value. Made in the Shade Waco Temple offers professional advice and assistance for all parts of the process. They are here to help you with anything you may need.

Whether you need guidance or support, they are available to assist you. Call us at 254-265-0708 or visit us online to schedule your free in-home consultation. Remember, whether it’s wooden window shutters or any other window treatment, we’ll bring the showroom to you!

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