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How Much Does It Cost to Paint Shutters?

Low
$10-$20
Average Cost
$60-$80
High
$100-$150
(per shutter)

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How Much Does It Cost to Paint Shutters?

Low
$10-$20
Average Cost
$60-$80
High
$100-$150
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Painting exterior shutters can liven up your home with a dash of color. Exterior shutters are relatively easy to paint yourself, but hiring a professional painter is always recommended. Prices can vary based on the material of the shutters, paint, and number of shutters, but the average 15 inch wide exterior shutter costs $60-$80 to paint.

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Shutters Painting Cost by Project Range

Low
$10-$20
DIY
Average Cost
$60-$80
Per shutter
High
$100-$150
Repairs and expensive paint

Cost Breakdown

  • Materials: Most professional painters recommend using a primer 1 and two coats of paint on exterior shutters. The paint typically costs $40-$70 per gallon depending on brand, quality, and amount needed, but multiple shutters can be painted from the same gallon. Other materials include brushes and tape, as well as any caulking 2 or supplies to repair the shutters.
  • Labor: The majority of your painting budget will go to labor costs. Most professional painters earn an average of $20-$35 per hour and may take around one hour to paint a shutter, depending on the skill required.

Enhancement and Improvement Costs

  • Adding a fancy paint, such as high-gloss or weather resistant, can increase the cost by as much as double, but it make the shutters more durable in the elements.
  • Replacing shutters will obviously increase the cost. If you purchase shutters on your own, many painters will paint them before installing them, but they will charge you extra for the additional installation time, around $50-$100 per set of shutters.
  • Shutters with lots of texture and detail tend to require more skill and time, thus increasing your labor costs. Similarly, older shutters or those original to the house can also require greater care and costs.

Remodeling Terms Cheat Sheet

Definitions in laymen's terms, cost considerations, pictures and things you need to know.
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glossary term picture Primer 1 Primer: Preparatory coat applied to materials (drywall, wood, metal, etc.) before painting to ensure paint adhesion, extend paint durability, and help seal and protect the surface to be painted
glossary term picture Caulking 2 Caulking: A chemical sealant used to fill in and seal gaps where two materials join, for example, the tub and tile, to create a watertight and airtight seal. The term "caulking" is also used to refer to the process of applying this type of sealant
glossary term picture Lead 3 Lead: A naturally occurring heavy metal that is highly toxic to humans, and has been used in paint, gasoline, piping, and other applications

Cost to paint shutters varies greatly by region (and even by zip code). To get free estimates from local contractors, please indicate yours.

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The information provided by our cost guides comes from a great variety of sources, including specialized publications and websites, cost studies, U.S. associations, reports from the U.S. government, contractors and subcontractors, material suppliers, material price services, and other vendor websites. For more information, read our Methodology and sources.
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Cost to paint shutters varies greatly by region (and even by zip code). To get free estimates from local contractors, please indicate yours.

The information provided by our cost guides comes from a great variety of sources, including specialized publications and websites, cost studies, U.S. associations, reports from the U.S. government, contractors and subcontractors, material suppliers, material price services, and other vendor websites. For more information, read our Methodology and sources.