How to repair indoor shutters with cracked, peeling paint?

repairing/restoring indoor wood plantation shutters that have cracked peeling paint?

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  • 2dogal 2dogal on Jul 09, 2017

    Love plantation shutters!

    You need to scrape off all the loose paint then sand, sand, and sand again. Clean well to get all the dust off, then paint with a good primer to make sure the top coat adheres well. Then paint with a good quality paint. This is not an easy job to do often, so do it well so it will last.

    • Priscilla Robinson Priscilla Robinson on Jul 11, 2017

      Thanks for the advice for my shutters .it is too big a job for me. Will keep trying To find someone who has a workshop for that. Maybe a furniture refinisher as chubby 58 suggested.

  • Chubby58 Chubby58 on Jul 11, 2017

    There is nothing prettier than real wood plantation shutters. As Sal85902 said, that's exactly what you need to do. It will be time consuming and tedious, but well worth it. On the other hand, if you have a lot of shutters to redo, then you may want to consider contacting a furniture refinisher. They have a solution that they can dip the shutters in to dissolve all the old paint. Or another option is to replace them. Whatever you decide, good luck.

  • 2dogal 2dogal on Jul 12, 2017

    You might want to find a furniture stripper. They will strip the shutters clean, then you can paint them, maybe with spray paint or stain them if you want a wood look.

  • Remove them from the window and scrape/sand any loose paint. Use a good primer and then a quality paint. A sprayer will give you a nice, even finish.

  • Dee Dee on Oct 05, 2023

    You first need to lightly sand off all the cracked paint. Get a spray on primer I usually use Rustoleum Auto primer. It is great on wood. Then if you have a sprayer, spray the shutters with either Benjamin Moore, or Sherwin Williams Advance paint. Use a good quality paint and you should not have to worry about them for years.