Can Roller Shutters Be Painted?
Roller shutters and roller doors are a great investment in Sydney. Whether you’re looking to protect the doors and windows of your residence from burglary or severe weather, or you’re a commercial property owner, a roller shutter is the best way to secure and protect your property.
However, you may be wondering if it’s possible to paint roller shutters. Whether you’re looking to match the rest of your building, or just make your roller shutters look a bit more attractive, you may be curious if it’s possible to paint them – and how to do so. Find out now, with this article!
All Roller Shutters From All District Roller Shutters Can Be Painted!
We primarily sell and install roller shutters that are white in colour – so all of our roller shutters can be painted with almost any colour that you would prefer. In some cases, we can paint your shutters before they’re installed – but most customers paint their own shutters post-installation.
If you haven’t yet had your shutters installed but would like them to be painted, contact us, and we’ll do our best to have them painted in the proper colour before installation. Already had your shutters installed? Don’t worry – painting them is an easy DIY job. Get our top tips now.
Painting Tips – Do It Yourself!
Ready to paint your roller shutters? Here are a few of our best tips for the preparation and painting process.
- Clean the entire shutter thoroughly – Preparation is key for painting a set of roller shutters. If you try to paint dirty shutters, the results will be splotchy, uneven, and unattractive. Use a power washer or soap and water to clean and rinse the entire shutter, and remove any dust, dirt, and debris. Once it dries, start painting immediately, so that no more debris can settle on the shutter.
- Use high-quality, metal spray paint – Make sure to use a spray paint that’s designed to adhere to metal. Using the wrong spray paint may result in cracking or damage to the paint.
- Use at least 2-3 coats of paint – As a rule, you’ll want to do at least 2 coats, though 3+ is preferable for the best colour. Make sure you have plenty of spray paint on-hand – you don’t want to run out halfway through a coat, as this can lead to uneven colour.
- Ensure the paint can dry properly – Paint your shutters on a clear, warm day, so that the pain will dry, and it won’t be affected by rain or any other weather conditions, like excessive humidity, which can interfere with the drying process.
- Protect your property from overspray – Use masking tape and plastic sheeting to protect your walls and other areas around your shutter from overspray.
Follow These Tips – Paint Your Shutters!
Painting roller shutters is easy, and with our DIY tips, you’ll be able to give your shutters a fresh coat of paint, and keep your property looking great. For more information about our roller shutter installation, maintenance or repair services, call All District Roller Shutters on 1300 807 011.