We decided it was finally time to do something about the faded vinyl shutters on the front of the house. While we were shopping at Lowe’s one night, we found a spray paint for plastic and vinyl made by Valspar. They had several tasteful colors, y’know, the kind you might actually see on a house, so we bought several cans of Burgundy.
I don’t think the shutters would’ve come off the wall very easily. They seemed to be held on with some kind of barbed anchors. Not wanting to ruin them, I just grabbed a wide roll of the blue painters tape and got it as close to edges of the shutters as I could. I then draped a plastic drop cloth over the shutter, cut a window for it, and then taped the drop cloth to the blue tape on the wall.
A quick wipe with some denatured alcohol (removes dirt and stains and dries almost instantly) and I sprayed the first light coat. That dried in about 10 minutes (especially in 98 degree temps!) so I applied one more coat. As you can see in the picture here, it came out really nice! It’s a lot shinier than it used to be, but for $7 a can (which will do 2 shutters), you can’t beat the price!