Painting Vinyl Shutters

funnysunnyMarch 19, 2012

I have a couple of questions about painting my faded green vinyl shutters blue.

-Is soap and water good enough to clean the shutters? Or do I need to use a certain product to thoroughly clean the shutters?

-Should the shutters be primed?

-What type of paint should I use? Is BM Regal Select Exterior paint ok?

Thanks!

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oopsie913

Id go a step further with the cleaning process since you really want the shutters prepared well. Try using 1 part bleach to 5 parts water and a brush. This should do the trick avoid 409 or fantastic, I have heard. good luck

    Bookmark   March 19, 2012 at 1:24PM
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paintguy1

Depending on the type of plastic used, some types of vinyl shutters simply will not hold paint. However, if they have weathered they may have enough texture to hold a coating. You should indeed prime (BM Fresh Start 046 works well) after a thorough cleaning and rinsing. RS exterior should work fine.

    Bookmark   March 20, 2012 at 9:23AM
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