…of painting shutters.
Or I did, before my genius husband made it easy with our little system!
**I highly recommend buying or renting a sprayer to make the job 100x easier.**
1. Remove shutters. Watch for wasps and bees. They like to live behind them. 😉
2. Power wash or give them a good scrub-down.
3. Stack them up! And make sure they are dry. We made two stacks because we had 26 shutters to do.4. Now you can spray all the sides in one shot! Spray the face of the top shutter, too.
5. Have a helper (in this case, moi) take a putty knife to carefully lift the first shutter off so the next shutter face can be sprayed.
6. Place finished shutters somewhere safe to dry. I DON’T RECOMMEND putting plastic on your lawn on a 85 degree day. (we kinda killed our grass!) oops!
7. Don’t forget to give the screw-heads some love, too!
8. Let your shutters dry and rehang those babies!
And Voila! Amazing what an afternoon and $40 in paint can do!
I’ll post a better “after” photo once we get the landscaping in better order 😉