When the weather starts to warm up most people get ready to spend time outdoors. This is also the time of year that people will start to get some of their home repairs and upgrades done. It is too hard to do work on your home and property in the cold of winter so having a plan on what you want to accomplish when it warms up is a great idea. One area of your home that needs to be addressed and touched up is the shutters. Most homes have some sort of shutters that are on the home around the windows and other openings. The shutters can be made from several types of materials that include wood and composite material. You want to make sure that they are cared for and inspected for damage. They are a huge part of the look of your home and if you let them go unattended they can decrease the value of your home. If you want to spruce up the look of your home you can have your shutters painted with a fresh new color!
L.W. Winslow Painting, Inc Offers Tips on Painting Your Shutters With A Fresh Coat Of Paint
Prep Shutters for Painting: After you have made your plans and you want to have your shutters painted there are some steps that need to take place before it can begin. The shutters are part of the home that is exposed to the elements. That means over time they are taking on wind, rain, snow and sun that can be causing them to become damaged. If you choose to add a coat of paint on your already damaged shutters the outcome will not be what you want. That is why you need to do some prep work in advance. You want to make sure that you clean the shutters and remove any mold and mildew. You can also make any repairs that are needed before the painting has begun.
House & Shutter Paint Color Combinations: The next part of the process happens to be getting to pick out a new great paint color. You can’t just go out and grab your favorite color of the week because it is important to have a cohesive look. You can have fun with the color but be sure it is something you can live with. You also want to take into account the neighborhood and make sure your home does not stick out like a sore thumb. You also want to make sure that the color you choose will go with the time period of the home as well.
Use A Professional Painter: You want to make sure that you use a professional to have your shutters painted. The job is harder than you might think and you want to make sure you have a finished product that you love. The shutters have to be prepped, primed, taped off and painted which is best left to a professional.
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