if we decided to keep the shutters, we knew we had to paint them. We've been pricing paint sprayers for awhile, so it was time to finally take the plunge. We purchased this Wagner sprayer from Home Depot, as it came highly recommended from our paint guys at HD (yes, we're friends with them by now). We set up a paint camp on our back deck and my bada$* hubs took on the role of painter.
They are more courageous than I would be. The painted shutters look great. Looks like they need to replace some of the staples that connect the shutter louvers to the tilt rods, but after having tackled the painting project, that's no big deal at all!