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


  • Previously coated wood



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

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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