Sun bleaching is a common issue for wood window shutters. The Sun's ultraviolet (UV) rays can damage the wood, making it look dull and faded. Luckily, there are some easy steps you can follow to restore your sun-bleached wood shutter. In this blog post, the three steps to restoring a sun-bleached wood shutter will be explored.
How to restore a wood shutter?
If your wood shutter has been bleached by the Sun, the first step in restoring it is to sand the surface. You'll want to use fine-grit sandpaper and sand in the direction of the grain. Once you've sanded the entire surface, you can then move on to staining or painting the shutter.
Apply Wood Stain Or Paint
When you are ready to refinish your sun-bleached wood shutter, it is important to first decide whether you want to use a wood stain or paint. If you are going for a more natural look, then a wood stain would be the best option. However, if you want to add a pop of color or change the overall look of the shutter, then painting it would be the way to go.
Choose your desired color of wood stain or paint and apply it evenly to the shutter using a brush or rag. Make sure to work in small sections so that the stain or paint doesn’t have a chance to dry before you can even out the coverage.
Once the entire shutter is completely covered, allow it to dry properly before moving on to the next step.
Apply Atleast Two Coats
It is important to apply at least two coats of paint to your sun-bleached wood shutter. This will ensure that the shutter is properly protected from the elements and will also help to restore its original color.
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