Frames and shutters, balconies, fences

How to restore poorly maintained wooden shutters to get an enamelled effect

Do your poorly maintained wooden shutters need a tune-up? Following this brief guide, you can bring them back to full splendor with ICA FOR YOU matt water-based enamel for wood, giving them a really nice enamelled effect, as well as an effective protection against bad weather and UV rays.

Level of difficulty

Surface

  • Previously coated wood

Tools

Instructions

Step 1

Before painting, carefully prepare the surface by sanding it with 100 grit sandpaper to remove all old paint. Complete by sanding with a 150-180 grit sandpaper, making sure to remove any impurities with a dusting brush. The wood must be clean and dry.

Step 2

Now that your surface is ready, open your can of FNL matt water-based enamel for wood (for this tutorial we used FNL07 pure white), stirring it very well before use. Apply the product on the surface with a paint brush, working in long and linear movements.

Step 3

Wait 2 hours (or no more than 4 hours) to allow the enamel to dry on your wooden surface. You can now apply the second coat.

Step 4

If necessary, you can apply a third coat of ICA FOR YOU FNL matt water-based enamel for wood after 2 hours (or in any case not more than 4 hours) from the second coat, to give it a truly flawless effect.

More information
ICA water-based coatings for exteriors protect wood against bad weather and UV rays. They are easy to apply on many types of surface: frames and shutters, fences, balconies, beams, attics and other wooden items located outdoors. The matt water-based enamel for wood is odourless and has a low environmental impact. It's easy to apply by spray or brush, directly onto untreated wood or pre-impregnated wood. Besides, it increases protection against sunlight and provides greater aesthetic appeal to the coated surface.

Which product to use

MATT WATER-BASED EXTERIOR WOOD PAINT
MATT WATER-BASED EXTERIOR WOOD PAINT
Odorless and with low environmental impact. Easy to apply by brush or spray, preferably onto pre-stained wood. Protects the wood against weathering and UV rays.
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