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Bathroom shutters

It’s easy to freshen up an old villa bathroom with a pair of revamped window shutters.

How to repaint wooden window shutters

Weekend DIY with Mark Rayner - Project 84

Difficulty level : Moderate

You will need

  • Clean cloths
  • Old wooden shutters
  • Paint stirrer
  • Paintbrush
  • Putty knife or similar
  • Rubber gloves
  • Sandpaper
  • Sponge
  • Tools for removing and replacing the shutters, hinges and catch

To get the look:  Mark also painted the bathroom walls with Resene SpaceCote Low Sheen Kitchen & Bathroom tinted to Resene Black White.

Other ideas:  For a pale green effect, paint the shutters with Resene SpaceCote Low Sheen Kitchen & Bathroom tinted to Resene Soft Mint.

How to paint wooden window shutters

 
Step 1 Step one
Remove the shutters, hinges and catch and then thoroughly clean the shutters using Resene Interior Paintwork Cleaner.
Step 2 Step two
Fill any imperfections in the shutters with Resene Ezyfill Quick and allow to dry.
Step 3 Step three
Smooth the filled areas with sandpaper and then lightly sand the shutters to ‘key’ the previously painted surface.
Step 4 Step four
Wipe off any sanding residue with a clean cloth.
Step 5 Step five
Carefully stir the Resene Quick Dry.
Step 6 Step six
Spot prime any filled areas and any bare wood with Resene Quick Dry and allow to dry.
Step 7 Step seven
Carefully stir the Resene SpaceCote Low Sheen Kitchen & Bathroom tinted to Resene Black White.
Step 8 Step eight
Apply two coats of Resene SpaceCote Low Sheen Kitchen & Bathroom tinted to Resene Black White to the shutters, allowing two hours for each coat to dry. Rehang the shutters and replace the catch.

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