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KEVANS
Paiting new outdoor shutters

My dad made us new outdoor shutters out of cypress. What is the best way to paint these? Brush/spray? Prime? I don't want to have to sc****/sand/re-paint them for quite some time. Oh- and there are 54 of them!

dj1
Re: Paiting new outdoor shutters

Sand, prime and spray paint.

jerrymontana
Re: Paiting new outdoor shutters

Spray paint would be good i guess.

Eddieraines
Re: Paiting new outdoor shutters

Use spray paint. Easy and effective.

Tacoma John
Re: Paiting new outdoor shutters
Eddieraines wrote:

Use spray paint. Easy and effective.

Spray paint??? Come on guys. Other than the fact that there 54 shutters, at one to two cans of paint to a shutter at $5.00 a can. The paint in a spray can is to brittle to hold up to the expansion and contraction of shutters. Do the math it is cheaper to rent a sprayer and do it right.

dj1
Re: Paiting new outdoor shutters
Tacoma John wrote:

Spray paint??? Come on guys. Other than the fact that there 54 shutters, at one to two cans of paint to a shutter at $5.00 a can. The paint in a spray can is to brittle to hold up to the expansion and contraction of shutters. Do the math it is cheaper to rent a sprayer and do it right.

Tacoma, who said anything about cans? "spray paint" means exactly what it sounds: use a sprayer to spray the paint.

A. Spruce
Re: Paiting new outdoor shutters
dj1 wrote:

Tacoma, who said anything about cans? "spray paint" means exactly what it sounds: use a sprayer to spray the paint.

That's where I went too, but I won't pass up a chance to pick on TJ! :p:D

But just in case the original poster wasn't clear on our meaning of "spray paint", yes, we all meant using an airless sprayer system to apply standard exterior house paint to the shutters.

JLMCDANIEL
Re: Paiting new outdoor shutters

One step they skipped, you need to apply a stain blocking primer first.

Jack

A. Spruce
Re: Paiting new outdoor shutters
JLMCDANIEL wrote:

One step they skipped, you need to apply a stain blocking primer first.

Jack

We'll meet you in the middle, dj1 did say to prime, he just neglected to include the "stain blocking" part. :D we're not moderators, we're not expected to know as much as you. ;):D

JLMCDANIEL
Re: Paiting new outdoor shutters
A. Spruce wrote:

We'll meet you in the middle, dj1 did say to prime, he just neglected to include the "stain blocking" part. :D we're not moderators, we're not expected to know as much as you. ;):D

Cypress contains a lot of tannin and will bleed through if you don't use a stain blocker and the OP said he didn't want to do it again.

Jack

A. Spruce
Re: Paiting new outdoor shutters
JLMCDANIEL wrote:

Cypress contains a lot of tannin and will bleed through if you don't use a stain blocker and the OP said he didn't want to do it again.

Jack

So you're saying it's dj's fault. I can live with that. :D

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