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    Painting Vinyl Shutters..

    So I'm really tired of the vinyl shutters that are on my house, and really dont want to pay for new ones. Does anybody know if I can just paint them? Does it take something other than the normal spray paint at Home Depot??



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    Re: Painting Vinyl Shutters..

    Quote Originally Posted by cyadict View Post
    So I'm really tired of the vinyl shutters that are on my house, and really dont want to pay for new ones. Does anybody know if I can just paint them? Does it take something other than the normal spray paint at Home Depot??
    I had mine painted last year when my house was painted. They used regular house paint. My shutters look great, no issues with peeling or fading. I do have an advantage because my shutters are all facing north. The painters painted them with a brush, didn't spray. A side note, they were all ISU students, so I treated them well at the end of the day. A cold beverage does wonders to gettting a job done quicker.



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    Re: Painting Vinyl Shutters..

    Quote Originally Posted by cyadict View Post
    So I'm really tired of the vinyl shutters that are on my house, and really dont want to pay for new ones. Does anybody know if I can just paint them? Does it take something other than the normal spray paint at Home Depot??
    Yes you can just paint them. You can brush on -spray on -whatever works best for you.


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    Re: Painting Vinyl Shutters..

    As everyone has stated, yes you can paint them. I would suggest using an oil based exterior paint. This will be a more durable paint out in the elements.


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    Re: Painting Vinyl Shutters..

    I repainted mine with some plastic/vinyl outdoor spray paint last year. They look great and the paint stuck really well.



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    Re: Painting Vinyl Shutters..

    Quote Originally Posted by ISUAlum2002 View Post
    I repainted mine with some plastic/vinyl outdoor spray paint last year. They look great and the paint stuck really well.
    Definitely will want to remove the old paint, but if the current paint isnt peeling, you could just primer them first.


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    Re: Painting Vinyl Shutters..

    Quote Originally Posted by ISUAlum2002 View Post
    I repainted mine with some plastic/vinyl outdoor spray paint last year. They look great and the paint stuck really well.
    Ditto - but painted them 3 or 4 years ago. Still look like the day we painted them.



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    Re: Painting Vinyl Shutters..

    I read lots of posts on a bunch of sites all talking about reasons for not painting my vinyl shutters a different color. I still decided to go against normal advise and paint my vinyl shutters a different color. I documented how I did it and will be periodically posting how they held up in the long run here.

    Do it yourself and save: Painting vinyl shutters a different color



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