Repair an Old Shutter with a Paint Stick!

Yes, you read that title correct.  I am sharing  how to repair an old shutter with a paint stick.  How to repair a 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.  

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I used the paint sticks from Sherwin Williams because they were long enough and thin enough to bend to fit in the space.  

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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.  

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Since the paint stick was slightly thinner than the original slat, I used #GorillaGlue to secure the paint stick in place.

repairing a shutter with paint sticks-6This 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.  

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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.  

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How to repair a shutter with a paint stick 

5 Responses to Repair an Old Shutter with a Paint Stick!

  1. Sherwin Williams, Lowe’s, etc., all have the LONG paint sticks made for the 5 gal. pails. I am not positive they are the same thickness, but they are long enough so there would be NO divot. This is a great repair idea, and broken slats are so common.

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