The summer months are some of the best months for painting the exterior of your home, and if you are looking for a relatively short painting project that you can get done outside, think about painting your window shutters.
The nice thing about painting your window shutters is that the act of painting them can really give your home an updated look without spending too much time — and the amount of paint you will need for it is considerably less than painting the rest of the exterior of your home.
Let’s have a look at some window shutter painting tips to learn
You may be well aware of the fact that outdoor painting is not like indoor painting in a number of ways, one being how the weather is going to affect your painting project.
If you see that it’s going to be raining in the foreseeable future, you are going to want to avoid painting on those days as it will be bad for the painting work that you are going to be doing.
Moreover, as good as it will be that you are painting during the summer you should try to actually paint on days that are not quite that hot as this will cause the paint to dry too quickly and that is not good for any painting project.
In any given painting project, it’s a good idea to make a good plan for how the painting will go and that starts with knowing how much primer and paint will be needed.
It’s also useful to be able to tell how long your painting project is going to take — these things can all be managed by taking measurements and then doing the math as it were.
Since your shutters are all going to be about the same size, you can take the measurements from one shutter in terms of height and width and figure out how much paint and primer will be needed for the whole project based on that.
Knowing how long it will take to paint each shutter will help you to make a schedule for the painting project, which is useful to make sure that you don’t waste any time on it.
There are, as you may imagine, quite a lot of colors to choose from in painting your window shutters — but that doesn’t mean that all of the colors available are going to be good for your painting project.
One way that you can determine if a color is going to look good in your home is to get a small sample of the paint and to paint a little bit of the shutter and let it dry — that way, you’ll be able to see how the color will look contrasted with the main color or colors of your home.
Bear in mind that if you live in an area with a Homeowners Association (better known as an HOA) that your color choices may be a bit more limited – since they will often dictate certain color palettes that are acceptable for use.
Lastly, remember that the paint that you use on your shutters should be of the kind that is appropriate for the sort of weather that you can expect throughout the year.
There are certain paints, for example, that are better if you see more rain than not — they will be better to protect your shutters if that is the case.
There are even good paints that will protect your shutters if it is sunnier — bear in mind that these protections are not indefinite but will last for a while.