Maintenance 20.08.19

Can Window Shutters Be Painted?

We’re living in an age of ‘do it yourself’ and let’s not forget a good old ‘hinch’, which leads many people to do what’s known as ‘up cycle’. Whether it’s sanding down and repainting cupboard doors or repurposing lorry tyres into sandpits for the kids, there’s something that we can all sink our teeth into.

As a nation, there’s only one thing we love more than a bargain and that’s a bargain addition to our home that we’ve made with our own hands. With this in mind, it’s no wonder that we have a regular onslaught of questions from clients past and present asking, “Can window shutters be painted?”

Painting Window Shutters: The Good, The Bad And The Ugly

If we were to tell you no, window shutters could not be painted, we’d be lying. Many choose to paint their window shutters when they’re looking to update their current interior. Whether they’re looking for a new colour or to simply update their current interior décor, the reason behind doing so is irrelevant. The question we advise clients ask themselves is whether or not they actually know how to do the job properly?

Yes, there are numerous people out there who are able to remove their window shutters from their windows, sand them down and subsequently paint them with ease. Those who are able to do a quality job of this however, are few and far between. The consequences of doing a poor job of this however, are not a good position to be in.

Let’s face it, window shutters are a cheap and cheerful addition to the home. They’re an investment; one that does cost money and in many cases can contribute to the overall value of your home. By performing a second rate job when it comes to painting them, you’ll not only cheapen the window shutters themselves but you could inadvertently reduce the value of your home as a result.

Still not convinced that painting your window shutters isn’t the best idea? Then take a look at this run down of just some of the considerations to make before picking up your paint brush:

  • Unprofessional Job – now we don’t like to doubt your DIY skills but when it comes to repainting your window shutters, it takes a little more than dipping your brush in your favourite tin of paint and splashing it on. You first need to carefully remove them from their current position, be it on a tracked system or screwed into your current walls. They then need to be sanded down, primed and repainted before being placed back into position. It takes experts to manufacture and fit them. While someone with a little knowledge could do the job, you need to ask yourself whether they could do the job to the same standard as one of our team?
  • Could Cost You More In The Long Run – should things go wrong, you could find yourself paying for them to be replaced altogether by ourselves which in the long run, will cost you a lot more than the money you initially tried to save.
  • Takes A Lot Of Time – repainting window shutters isn’t a job that can be done in a single afternoon. It takes several days to sand down, prime and repaint – especially if you intend on doing a proper job of it. Many people underestimate this.
  • Potential To Ruin Their Current Fit – your made to measure window shutters are built to your exact dimension. Take them down and sand them down and you may find you sand them down a little too much, ruining the exact fit you once had.
  • Leave Home Open For Inspection – for many, the whole point of window shutters is to provide their home with privacy and added security. Remove them and you leave your home open for inspection from unscrupulous characters.

Contact Us Today For Quality Window Shutters In An Array Of Colours

While repainting window shutters yourselves isn’t impossible, it is a tough task to carry out correctly. Here at Diamond Shutters however, we have an incredible team who’ll not only create your perfect set of shutters but they’ll do so an in array of colours too.

No matter what style you’re looking for, we can accommodate virtually any colour request with ease. For more information, contact us today on 020 8302 2447.