Southern Shutter | Finishing Options. Painting Recommendations

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Southern Shutter Company

Founded in 1964 Southern Shutter Company utilizes the latest in high tech machinery to produce wood shutters that will last a lifetime.

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Board & Batten Shutters

Southern Shutter Company manufactures top quality wood Board & Batten Shutters.

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DesignLine Paneled Shutters

DesignLine Paneled Shutters, available with 5 panel variations.

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DesignLine Louvered Shutters

DesignLine Louvered Shutters, available with 6 Louver variations. 

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Heavy Duty Paneled Shutters

Heavy Duty Paneled Shutters, available with 5 panel variations.

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Heavy Duty Louvered Shutters

Heavy Duty Louvered Shutters.

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Heavy Duty Bahama/Spandrel Shutters

Heavy Duty Bahama/Spandrel Shutters.

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Heavy Duty Movable Louver Shutters

Heavy Duty Movable Louver Shutters, available with 3 slat size options.

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Standard Duty Paneled Shutters

Standard Duty Paneled Shutters, available with 5 panel variations.

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Standard Duty Louvered Shutters

Standard Duty Louvered Shutters.

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Western Red Cedar Gable Ventilators

Western Red Cedar Gable Ventilators, available in a variety of shapes and sizes.

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Exterior Shutter Hardware

Southern Shutter Company | Exterior Shutter Hardware.

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•Quality Shutters Deserve a Quality Finish•

Factory Finished Shutters

Exterior Shutters may be ordered from the factory pre-finished to varying stages ofSouthern Shutter Company | Shutter Finishing Options completion. Finishing cost is in addition to the price of the shutters. Finishing options require a minimum order of 7 square feet.

  • Spray Primed. Sprayed with top quality oil-based primer; light sanding recommended.
  • Primed and Sanded.  Sprayed with top quality oil-based primer, sanded and joints sealed; ready for finishing.
  • Primed and Finished*; Ready for Installation. Each shutter is sanded, primed with two coats of oil-based primer and sanded again. Then the primed shutters are finished with a premium exterior paint. Custom color charge may be applied to orders less than 60 square feet. * Color finishes may be matched to national brands by supplying manufacturer's brand name, color number/code or color sample.
 

PAINTING RECOMMENDATIONS

Exterior Shutters constructed of durable, decay-resistant Western Red Cedar shutters are naturally decay resistant. If a shutter is to be painted it is important that certain steps be followed to ensure that the shutter is protected from moisture and a quality finish is obtained. Painting with an air sprayer is recommended for the best possible finish, however painting with a brush can achieve similar results.

Paint Selection

A quality oil-based primer formulated for Western Red Cedar is required to assure proper adhesion to the surface as well as block tannin bleed that might occur. Premium oil-based paints generally provide a smoother finish than latex paints. Higher quality latex paints, however may have a longer lifespan.

Shutter Preparation

Lightly sand the shutter using 150 grit sandpaper, removing any sharp edges or loose fibers. Caulk and seal all joints and end-grain to prevent liquid penetration. Clean off any dust by blowing the shutter with dry compressed air or a good dusting with a clean tack cloth.

Priming The Shutter

It is very important that all six sides of the shutter are sealed and primed equally. Allow the primer to dry as per manufacturer instructions and re-sand the shutter with 150-180 grit sandpaper until the primer coat is smooth to the touch. Apply a second coat of primer on all six sides of the shutter and re-sand the shutter with 150-180 grit sandpaper until the second primer coat is smooth to the touch. No bare wood should be visible. Spot prime as needed.

Finish Coat.

IMPORTANT: Primer must be completely dry and cured before final finishing. Clean off any dust by blowing the shutter with dry compressed air or a good dusting with a clean tack cloth. It is very important that all six sides of the shutter are finished equally. Multiple finish coats may be required to ensure uniform coverage and color. After each coat is dry, lightly sand the shutter with a 150-180 grit sandpaper until smooth to the touch. Clean off any dust by blowing the shutter with dry compressed air or a good dusting with a clean tack cloth. Apply final finish coat on all six sides of the shutter. Allow finished shutters to dry and cure fully prior to installation. Following these steps and recommendations, along with timely refinishing and maintenance, will ensure that your cedar shutters last a lifetime.

Founded in 1964 Southern Shutter Company has grown into one of the nation's leading wholesale manufacturers of functional exterior and interior wood shutters.