Updating Your Plantation Shutters
While most people are drawn to the exotic appeal of the natural hardwood look that Kirtz® plantation shutters embody there are occasions when a fresh coat of paint could be considered necessary for changing the feel of the room. It can be quite the dilemma whether to bother painting them, especially if you are uncertain as to how to do so properly. Today, we’re providing a few simple tips to follow which may better prepare you for painting your plantation shutters.
First, it should be noted that being well organized is the best way to keep yourself from doing more work than necessary. Painting shutters isn’t quite as simple as taping off a section of wall and painting trim throughout the house. A helpful tip might be to remove your shutters one at a time and label them according to the side that faces the wall and also which window they belong to.
This will make it much easier when you finish your painting process to replace the plantation shutters appropriately.
Next, you’ll want to sand and clean the wood to allow the new coat of paint to adhere to your plantation shutters just a little bit easier. You may need up to two coats of primer, depending on the quality you purchase, but this is a necessary step to get complete coverage when you apply your paint.
It can be argued that the best finish will be best delivered by use of a paint sprayer, because you have less chance of dripping.
If you choose this method, open your plantation shutter louvers at a 45 degree angle and spray in a consistent direction. Now, repeat by spraying in a 45 degree angle in the opposite direction. Finally, you will want to open them fully and spray in one continuous vertical motion. After you repeat the process for the other side of your shutters you will need to wait for the primer to completely dry before following the same instructions to apply your paint.
We hope that by following these very simple tips that your plantation shutters painting project turns out fabulously beautiful. If you don’t have plantation shutters in your home, but you would like to, please feel free to contact Kirtz® at 1-800-416-6455!