When homeowners want to add curb appeal to their home, painting their exterior shutters can be a great option. Shutters can often be painted within a day or two and can create a visual impact on the outside of a home.
|What you can expect|
|Range per shutter:||$39.65||$88.86|
|Range for this type of project:||$238||$533|
Exterior Shutter Cost
Cost of residential-grade, latex-based dual paint/primer for exterior walls and trim, including wood, vinyl, masonry, stucco, and brick. Mildew-resistent enamel finish options include eggshell and semi-gloss. Rate is inclusive of local delivery, as well as standard excess for perfect coverage and occasional touch-ups. 15-year warranty guarantees excellence.
Exterior Shutter Labor, Basic
Labor cost, under typical conditions, for complete project. Surface will be prepared via the removal of loose paint, spot priming, and caulking of edges and gaps (up to 20 minutes per shutter). Two coats of paint will be uniformly brushed. Fee is inclusive of all aspects of the project, such as thorough planning, acquisition of equipment and material, preparation and protection of installation site, and meticulous cleanup.
Exterior Shutter Job Supplies
Requisite supplies for the job, including masking tape and paper, materials for surface repair, solvents, and cleanup supplies.
|cost to paint exterior shutters|
|National Avg. Materials Cost per shutter||$0.50|
|National Avg. Cost (labor and materials) for 6 shutter||$379.37|
|National Cost Range (labor and materials) for 6 shutter||$234.10 - $524.64|
If the shutters have old paint on them, it'll likely need to be removed. Contractors often use a hard bristle brush to manually remove the varnish and leave a smooth, even surface. Depending on whether the shutters are made of wood, plastic or vinyl, they may need special cleaning and painting techniques. If mildew or mold is present, bleach should be used to remove it and prevent it from returning.
There is a lot to consider when painting shutters, so it's critical to plan ahead with your budget. The most significant cost factor is the number of shutters that need painting. Their location is also important as it takes more time to remove and reattach shutters on multistory homes. Damaged shutters should either be repaired or replaced, and that will add to the project cost.
While painting shutters is a task that many homeowners can tackle on their own, working with a professional painter is recommended. An expert can remove and reattach the shutters without damaging them or the house. They have the tools and techniques to prepare the shutters, and can apply the paint evenly for a consistent look.