We're wanting to add some curb appeal to the front of our house. We have white vinyl shutters next to our windows and are wanting to paint them black. I've seen a few sites say not to paint light to dark. Any opinions or suggestions?
Welcome to our community Bigmemz!
If your shutters are painted, not colored vinyl, they can be repainted without using a primer. If they are painted with a shiny finish, you will want to scuff them slightly, but other than that, you won't need to do anything else.
- Christine :)
My vinyl shutters are also painted very dark green and I want them black, but do they still need a primer before repainting?
So long as you your shutters were already dark, you should not have problems. Also, most shutter mounting systems allow for a certain amount of expansion.
I saw that you recommend against dark shutters (due to heat retention). I have a somewhat unique situation. I'd really like to paint my shutters black. I believe in my case it will not be an issue because of the following:
1. They are currently hunter green - a dark shade of green (well, faded but they were once hunter green lol)
2. This side of the house has a N/NE exposure so the sun is only shining on the house until about 10:30-11:00 AM. I actually have more of an algae problem because of this (this side gets such little sun that things don't dry very quickly).
Would you agree in this case black would not be an issue?
It is never a bad idea to give surfaces a scuff sanding to increase adhesion.
How long after painting did the paint scrape off? Acrylic paints fully cure over a period of 3 or 4 weeks, during which time its adhesion increases. It shold be farely well adhered after 24 hours. However, if adhesion continues to be a problem, you might consider using a premium dedicated primer such as Glidden's Gripper or Zinsser's 1-2-3. Have them grayed up to increase the likelyhood of good coverage by your blue finish coat.
Hope this has helped.
I have dark blue vinyl shutters that have faded and I am wanting to repaint with a more saturated blue, not much difference in the shade of the original color. I used Behr Marquee on my front door (painted vinyl clad wood door), and I painted 1 shutter. I noticed that I can easily peel the paint off the shutter, especially on the smoother sections, but even the textured areas can have the paint scratched off.
The shutters were thouroughly cleaned. Is there anything else we can do to get better adhesion? I'm planning on taking the shutters down (16 in total) and painting them with a paint sprayer. Should I sand them or prime them beforehand?
Going to a lighter color does not present a problem from heat absorbtion. However, such a strong color change will probably require two coats for good coverage.
Hope this has helped
Hello! My husband and I are buying our first house! And the neighborhood has very similiar houses, all with burgundy shutters. I'd really like to paint them white. After reading down through all of the questions, I didn't see where anyone went from dark to white. Would this cause a problem? If not, what's the recommended paint/spray paint to cover well?
You should have no problem with your anticipated color change.