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.