Frames and shutters, balconies, fences

How to update well-maintained wooden shutters to get a stained effect

Are you ready to update your well-maintained wooden shutters to get a fantastic stained effect? Follow this brief guide and you will be able to get a good result. Shall we get started? Gather all the needed supplies and let's get started!

Level of difficulty


  • Previously coated wood



Step 1

Before painting, carefully prepare the surface by sanding it with 280 grit sandpaper. Be careful not to get to the wood. Remove any impurities, dirt residues or dust with a brush.

Step 2

The surface is now ready to be treated with the FNC transparent water-based topcoat for wood of the color you prefer (for this tutorial we used FNC01 -MATT CEDAR). Stir the product very well before applying it on your surface, working in long and linear movements.

Step 3

If necessary, apply a second coat of FNC transparent water-base topcoat for wood after 2-4 hours.

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 FNC transparent water-based topcoat 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. Its color 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, onto pre-stained wood. Protects the wood against weathering and UV rays.
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