Updating old shutters with paint
Hello! I hope you are enjoying this beautiful fall Saturday. My middle sis and I recently completed a whirlwind DIY project that has made a major impact on her home’s curb appeal.
She wanted to paint all of her 24 shutters from a dark brown to a more modern, greige color. Here’s what her house looked like before:
Sis took all the shutters off the house and scrubbed them really well. They already had a rougher, chalky finish, so there wasn’t a need to sand them down prior to repainting them.
We lined all the shutters up on a drop cloth. The paint we used (Olympic® ONE Paint+Primer) was designed for use on this type of surface.
To make the process go way faster, we used the HomeRight® Finish Max Pro* sprayer.
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It was late in the evening when we sprayed the shutters, so I apologize I don’t have any pics of the spray-painting process. #Bloggerfail
I also apologize to my neighbors who were probably wondering why our front yard was lit up like a football stadium at 9 p.m. 🙂
But the results were worth it! Two coats of paint+primer and the shutters were done.
Here’s what sis’s shutters look like now:
What do you think of the transformation?
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