Shutter staining is a means of adding color to your exterior shutters to either beautify or restore them. An exterior shutter can be made of wood or metal. The exterior shutter adds to the beauty of the home when the stain selected shows contrast with the house paint. Various colors are available for shutter staining.
Can You Restore Faded Shutters?
Shutters are affected by direct sunlight on them and the color fades away with time thereby requiring a restain. Having a faded shutter is not the only valid reason why your shutter might need a new stain; to some people, they re-stain their shutter just to give more aesthetic purpose. Are you worried about the cost of replacing your shutters when the color fades away? You need not worry anymore; a faded shutter can be restored to its fine appearance without having to replace it.
Restoring your faded shutter is a task you can handle yourself provided you know how and have the time on your hands; but if this is not the case, you can contact an expert available to restore it for you. Before adding a new stain to your shutter, you should prepare it by cleaning it and removing any dust particles on it. You can either stain your shutter hanging or remove it but you should not forget to apply painter’s tape to avoid staining your walls.
Treating and Re-staining Wooden Shutters
The addition of a wooden shutter to the home gives something extra to the home and makes it more appealing to the eyes. However, because the shutter is made of wood, it becomes a necessity for it to be treated and re-strained when the need arises to preserve and prolong the life of the wood. Failure to treat and re-stain wooden shutters at reasonable intervals may lead to rotting of the wood and replacement instead of refurnishing. It is important to know that how often you treat and re-stain your wooden shutter will determine its longevity.
To save yourself the cost of a new wooden shutter, you must treat and re-stain it. Treatment includes cleaning off dust particles, removing old stain by making use of sandpaper, adding a wood filler to any gaps, and re-staining with new stain. Re-staining of wooden shutters is central to their longevity; therefore, it should be performed when necessary.