Painting Your Roller Shutters

Painting Your Roller Shutters

One of the biggest setbacks that people face when it comes to roller shutters is the aesthetic value they don’t necessarily offer. After all, there is a hard-to-shift myth surrounding these industrial doors which claims that they are an ugly addition to the exterior of a property. Luckily times have changed and there are several ways you can now add life to your roller shutters. In this blog, we’re going to go over painting them…

What You Need

  • Aluminium oxide sand paper
  • Microfibre cloth
  • Primer
  • Thinner
  • Brush

The Method

You should begin the painting process by ensuring that your roller shutters are dust free as this will ensure that you get a smooth even finish. First use the sand paper to rub over the roller shutters in order to give your chosen colour of paint a rough surface to stick to. After this use the cloth in order to rub away any excess material left over after sanding. Next apply the primer in order to ensure the roller shutter is in the best condition possible. The best brands are quick drying and have rust reducing properties. Finally, apply your chosen colour of paint. Using the paint thinner will provide a smoother finish as well as allow you extra time since you may find that the paint dries rather quickly.

There are many things to remember during the process too. For example, speed is a priority and you are recommended to apply two coats of paint on top of the primer coat. You shouldn’t place too much product on the brush and never repeat an area more than once or it will leave streaks.

Whilst many people do not mind the stereotypical grey roller shutter look, the fact that there are now several ways to personalise your roller shutters and industrial doors is a trend that should really attract the attention of potential new customers. After all, design and style are important for many businesses and locations.

At ABC all of the roller shutters we supply can be powder coated to any RAL colour. Click here for our range of roller shutters and insulated roller shutters!

Posted: 26-10-2017