If I remove my vynal shutters to paint can I reinstall them using the

by Bill
Same nails/ screws holes won't be inlarged

  5 answers
  • B. Enne B. Enne on Sep 13, 2017

    If you mean the hole in the house wall, exterior wood filler or glue may help. If you mean the shutter hole being enlarged, just use an exterior washer and paint it to match the shutter.

    If they are the plastic screws see video.

  • Rose Broadway Rose Broadway on Sep 13, 2017

    Be sure to mark the shutters so you can replace them in the same spot they came out of! You can probably use the same holes. Put some glue or wood filler in the holes if they are too large.

  • Cindy Cindy on Sep 13, 2017

    Hi Bill, I would not use the same nails. But screws are different. If they come out rather loose, then it's probably time to replace. But. if the screws come out by needing some force, you could probably reuse them. If the holes are enlarged, then use bigger screws.

  • Sharon Sharon on Sep 13, 2017

    If worried about screw holes, use a toothpick and carpenters glue to tighten it up when replacing.

  • Michele Pappagallo Michele Pappagallo on Sep 13, 2017

    You should be able to use the same screws in the same holes. If they are a bti loose, try filling the hole with a bit of glue or caulk before putting the screw in. When it dries, it will help hold the screws in place.