It can be confusing buying paint for exterior shutters, because its not something you do often. After some research I think I found the best exterior paint for vinyl shutters, and I want to share that with you!
Rust-Oleum Painter’s Touch Latex Paint
I was looking to replace some exterior vinyl shutters for my home, but found out quickly that new shutters are fairly expensive. So I decided to keep my current shutters and started looking for the best paint to use on exterior vinyl. After remembering the time I had to paint exterior siding, I bought this paint when I saw it. It looked weird after opening the can, but It was easy enough to mix with a paint stick. This first coat was super smooth but I didn’t wait long enough before applying the second coat. Wait for the paint to dry completely between coats! It will make your life so much easier.
Now my shutters look AMAZING. I love how the black color is a true black and the gloss finish looks great for shutters.
Tips For Painting Vinyl Shutters
Consider using primer
For exterior shutters that could have experienced some wear and tear, primer can help cover up any imperfections while helping the new paint stick to the shutters. While not required, primer can provide a better finish. If the shutters seem to be in mostly good condition, paint will adhere to vinyl just fine without primer.
Consider where you will paint
Before you being try to find a dry place that is ventilated, but also out of the way. You will need to leave the wet paint alone to dry and want to avoid any possibility for accidents to happen during this time. It is not required to remove your shutters to paint them. If you prefer to paint them where they are, just use some masking tape around the edges.
Exterior Paint For Vinyl Shutters FAQ
You surely can paint exterior vinyl shutters, and you probably should. It is cheaper to paint them than it is to buy new ones!
I recommend a gloss finish, but you can do whatever you want!
As long as the shutters are still sturdy, It is usually cheaper to paint them!