Painting your roller shutters isn’t rocket science, but it does require good preparation and care to achieve a flawless paint finish.
We’ve painted the roller shutters on hundreds of shops and the occasional industrial warehouse. What we know is to achieve a factory finish, you have to use a spray paint gun. You can’t use a brush, sponge or pad applicator, because the paint will be raised and will not settle flat on the surface of the metal, which itself is smooth.
Preparation is also key. You can’t spray directly onto bare metal. Metal shutters are manufactured from aluminium and aluminium must be primed. This can be done with a metal primer or with a special paint. If there are any rust spots, these should be removed by sanding to a smooth finish and the rust spot should be treated with a rust inhibitor before being sanded again to make sure it does not return. If the rust isn’t removed the finish will be odd and the paint will bubble up over time.
Painting roller shutters can be done onsite without removing the shutters. It is a misconception that the shutters need removing for painting. With adequate masking and access to all visible components, the shutters can be painted without removal. The shutters themselves can be painted onsite as can any visible boarding.
If working outside, it is necessary to perform the spray work on a clear day with very little wind. If possible, a wind breaker should be used to keep the spray on track. The spray paint guns we use are very powerful and can cope with most conditions, however off-the-shelf guns aren’t anywhere near as good. Metal paint is usually touch dry in two hours but it may be necessary to allow three hours between coats.
Want your roller shutters painting professionally?
We are a specialised spray-painting company. We spray paint roller shutters and other commercial property elements professionally. Call us on 0800 037 0658 for a personalised quote (most shutters can be painted for less than £400).