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Painted Exterior Shutters

Painted exterior shutters are covered with an ultra-durable, water-borne exterior acrylic paint. The factory applied, commercial-grade paint covers all surfaces in a smooth satin finish. Both wood and composite painted exterior shutters are sanded, primed, sanded, and sprayed with two top coats of high-quality exterior grade paint. Painted shutters arrive ready to install.

Paint exterior shutters from primed wood or composite.

Standard Paint Colors for Exterior Shutters

Select from nine standard paints matching popular Benjamin Moore colors:

Color (Benjamin Moore color code)

White (PM-2)
Charcoal Slate (PM-8)
Black (PM-9)
Black Forest Green (PM-12)
Chrome Green (PM-10)
Hamilton Blue (PM-6)
Country Redwood (PM-16)
Cottage Red (PM-15)
Tudor Brown (PM-24)

Do not select the paint color based on the visual samples shown here. Obtain a Benjamin Moore color chart to make the final decision.

Custom Exterior Paint Colors

Or select from thousands of custom colors from Benjamin Moore or Sherwin Williams. Provide to us the paint manufacturer, color name, and color code. Our shop will then mix the paint to match the required color. A one-time charge of $100 is required for each custom color specified.

Painted shutters are primed (see below), then professionally sprayed with PPG Break-Through. The paint is designed for excellent adhesion, resulting  in smooth hard surface. Uniform coverage ensures shutters will remain attractive season after season.

Painted exterior shutters require a slightly longer production period than unfinished shutters.

Primed Exterior Shutters

Exterior shutters are also available primed. We use a PPG Seal Grip acrylic universal primer/sealer for wood shutters and Insl-x Corotech oil based primer for composite shutters. The medium gray primed surface will need to be sanded with 220 grit sandpaper and wiped clear of dust before painting. The shutters should then be be fully covered by a quality exterior paint.

Unfinished Exterior Shutters

ShutterLand wood outdoor shutters can be ordered unfinished. Natural shutters are kiln dried and arrive ready to lightly sand and prime or stain. Wood shutters with any composite components can be primed but not stained.

Full composite shutters are only sold primed or painted.

Unfinished wood exterior shutters have been pre-sanded. However, some light touch-up sanding may be necessary before priming or staining. Finishing outdoor shutters for protection from the elements is strongly recommended before installation.

If having a third party finish and install new exterior shutters, plan well in advance. Manufacturing of both wood and composite exterior shutters currently require about 4 weeks. Transportation of the shipment takes a week on average. Order exterior shutters and shutter hardware in plenty of time for on-site house painters or carpenters to finish and install. It is a good idea to have the outdoor shutters in hand before the contractor arrives because they often work on tight schedules.