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TomC1950
Vinyl shutters
TomC1950

Has anybody had any success with painting faded vinyl shutters? If so, what kind of paint would you suggest?

sissy
Re: Vinyl shutters
sissy

You really don't need to paint them .I use turtle wax trim restorer that is for cars but does a great job of bringing the color back to vinyl shutters .I( use it on my shutters and just a week ago did my sisters 25 year old badly faded vinyl shutters .She was thinking of replacing them because they looked so bad and now they look like brand new

Mastercarpentry
Re: Vinyl shutters
Mastercarpentry
sissy wrote:

You really don't need to paint them .I use turtle wax trim restorer that is for cars but does a great job of bringing the color back to vinyl shutters.I use it on my shutters and just a week ago did my sisters 25 year old badly faded vinyl shutters .She was thinking of replacing them because they looked so bad and now they look like brand new

How long does this treatment last in lots of direct sun? I have a customer who is in the 'faded shutter' conundrum too, but I've advised against painting as an alternative since I've never seen that last more than a few years and an alternative might make me and the shutters look good!

Phil

ed21
Re: Vinyl shutters
ed21

I've used alkyd paint and it ends up cracking and pealing.
The last time I painted plastic shutters I used latex primer and paint from Sherwin Williams.
So far so good.

ordjen
Re: Vinyl shutters
ordjen

Acrylic house paints will do fine on the shutters. Oil paints are too brittle for the expanding and contracting plastic.
Acrylics are generally more color fast than oil paints too.

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