If you have an old set of shutters, or you just want to change the colour of your existing set, you will need to get them re-sprayed and respraying shutters is now something we are able to offer. Respraying shutters will give them a new lease of life and colour and is in most cases a cheaper alternative to ordering a new set. Although, if you just want white, a new set of Standard or Standard plus shutters maybe cheaper than you think and an easier option.
I would not recommend painting the shutter panels yourself. Paint is generally too thick and it would be very time consuming to achieve a professional finish, and with all the moving louvers a spray paint option allows the thin paint to reach parts that normal paint cannot. Our specialist ensures the build-up of several coats of thin spray paint to ensure a smooth professional finish when re-spraying shutters, and to ensure all parts of the moving louvres are reached. When opting for a respray, you can choose any colour you wish, in some cases, a wet sample may be required so that a match by eye can be achieved.
Louvres and shutter parts from older style shutters will be harder to match if any damage occurs during delivery, so many customers opt to deliver their panels to Chichester themselves. This saves on expensive courier charges and prevents the panels from being damaged, the collection of the finished resprayed shutters is also recommended to avoid any damage during transit.
I recommend taking photos of the shutter panels when they are fitted on the window so you have a record of how they all fit together for after the re-spray. It’s best to remove all the hinges yourself before wrapping and delivering, as this also keeps the shutter hinges from marking other panels if they are stacked next to each other.
It’s not possible to spay a colour onto panels that have had an oiled finish, as the oil sinks deep into the wood making it impossible for another paint to adhere.
It is possible to re-stain, rather than re-spray shutters, with a darker stain or change the stain to a block shutter colour, and photos of the shutters are always helpful to confirm if the new colour/stain you require is possible.