Yes, you read that title correct. I am sharing how to repair an old shutter with a paint stick.
A few weeks ago, I shared my potting bench with you and used these old wood shutters as the top shelf. They were missing a few slates, so I grabbed a few paint sticks from Sherwin Williams and repaired my shutters.
I used the paint sticks from Sherwin Williams because they were long enough and thin enough to bend to fit in the space.
I placed the bottom end inside the slate in the shutter and placed a line where to cut off the remaining paint stick. Made a few quick cuts and was able to slightly bend the paint stick to fit into the other end of the cut slate.
Since the paint stick was slightly thinner than the original slat, I used #GorillaGlue to secure the paint stick in place.
This was a simple and easy repair, now they are ready for some paint. Yes, there is a small divot on the handle of the paint stick but once it is painted, you can hardly tell which one was broke.
You can see in this photo the space in between, but no one will tell once they are used for my shelf, or hung back up on the house.