Paintable Shutter Guide
For Composite Wood Shutters
If you’ve selected our paintable shutter option for your shutter order, please refer to the information below to ensure successful results.
Before You Get Started:
We strongly recommend that the application of any finish be done in a small sample area of the shutter beforehand to ensure proper paint adhesion and desired look. Testing paint on the backside of the shutter is recommended. Please thoroughly follow our instructions below.
Step 1: Choosing The Right Paint Type For Your Shutters
For our exterior composite wood shutters, we strongly advise using a 100% acrylic latex paint that is compatible with the primer information below to be used on your Adorned Openings’ order: Check with your local paint store for proper paint selection.
Primer Information: All shutters are primed with a pigmented thixotropic sealer, water-based one-component acrylic emulsion primer.
Step 2: Sanding Before Applying Topcoat
Begin by sanding all six (6) sides of every shutter with a quality 220-grit sandpaper. The idea of sanding the primer finish is to prepare a “scuffed” finish to accept the top coating of the paint. Do not remove enough primer to expose the base material as over sanding the primer coat on your shutters can negatively impact your topcoat’s adhesion to the primer. Upon completion, remove all sanding dust with a tack cloth to ensure no dust will impede the quality of your paint’s finish.
Step 3: Applying Paint to Your Shutters
Once you’ve confirmed that the paint selected is compatible with the factory-applied primer coating, apply the topcoat with a brush, spray, or roller evenly on all six (6) sides for a consistent seal. Follow the paint manufacturer’s guidelines for drying time and handling. Once the topcoat coat has dried, the topcoat should be lightly sanded and cleaned before applying the second coat of paint.
Adorned Openings will not be held responsible for any failure involving paint or finish application under any circumstances unless the shutters were factory painted and within the paint finish warranty term. This includes shutters that were ordered with our paintable shutter option as we have no control over the choice of finish materials, the application process, and the environmental conditions during the final finish process.