How to Paint Plantation Window Shutters

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Plantation shutters are slatted wooden blinds that sit in their own frame, and are drilled directly into your windowsill. The slats, or louvers, can be tilted to open or closed, allowing you to customize how much airflow and light you allow into the room. Adding these window shutters to your Folsom, CA home can give you tons of great benefits. Some of their benefits are:

  • They are flexible and easily customizable to match with other curtains or blinds, as well as different kinds of windows.
  • Tilting but not shutting the slats allows for air ventilation and privacy, and security at the same time.
  • As the slats minimize light pollutions, they allow for better, undisturbed sleep through the night and into the morning.
  • Closing plantation shutters can help minimize drafts, helping keep rooms warm in the winter.
  • They help reduce noise pollution from the outside.
  • They provide privacy without reducing light, as a simple tilting of the slats keeps passersby from seeing in but still allows in light.

They increase a home’s property value, as they have an elegant and highbrow air.

If you already have plantation shutters in Sacramento, you know how amazing they can be. But what do you do if your shutters need some new style or color? You can spruce them up with a new paint job!

Follow these steps on how paint your plantation window shutters:

  1. Remove shutters and hardware – Don’t forget to label your shutters as you remove them to make sure you put them back on the right window when you’re done. Do the same for any and all hardware.
  2. Sand the shutters – Its best to remove old paint by sanding shutters with a fine grit sandpaper. This helps create a cleaner surface for the new paint. Don’t forget to wipe away dust and grit with a clean cloth after sanding to ensure you end up with a smooth paint job.
  3. Temporarily hang the shutters – Rehang the shutters using eyehooks and string, making sure they can swing freely. This will make it easier for you to paint the front and the back at the same time without having to wait for one side to dry.
  4. Prime the shutters – Applying a water-based primer before you paint is recommended to ensure a smoother finish with fewer drips. You can spray paint on the primer, but be sure to only spray in one direction, in a continuous motion. While spraying, open the louvers one way, and then be sure to open them the other way to get all sides. Repeat this for all shutters.
  5. Paint the shutters – Then you paint! Be sure the primer is fully dry, and spray the shutter paint on in the same method you used for the primer.

The Shutter Source, located at 11265 Sunrise Gold Cir Ste K Rancho Cordova, CA 95742, can give you more guidance on almost any other Folsom, CA window shutter issue. Give us a call today at (877) 333-9424 to learn more about what we can do for you and your shutters.