A cheap and quick way to make vinyl shutters look brand new and improve your home’s curb appeal
It’s been a little over 5 years since I updated the siding, windows, and landscaping at our house. And since then not much maintenance has happened in the front yard. Besides our weekly mowing, I’ve restained and sealed the handrails, painted the porch floor, built a planter box, and that’s about it.
In addition to a little neglect, our house faces south and gets the brunt of the sun all. day. long. So there are a few things that are looking a little old, sad, and rundown. One of those things are the vinyl shutters that flank each of the windows.
It reminds me of what my makeup looks like at the end of a long day…there, but a little worse for the wear!?
Fortunately the solution doesn’t require replacing them and only costs about $6! I used ArmorAll’s Original Protectant. That’s right, the classic car care spray. I picked up the spray version in the automotive aisle at Walmart. But you can also use the pre-moistened wipes*.
Since I was using the spray, I simply sprayed it on my shutters. Then wiped off the excess with an old washcloth. IMMEDIATE RESULTS! For comparison, the left has been sprayed and wiped, the right one hasn’t been touched.
In 30 minutes I was able to wipe down all of the shutters on the front of my house.
And the curb appeal of our house was instantly improved.
That’s why I love home improvement! Instant gratification and satisfaction! Of course I usually kick myself after a quick project like this for taking so long to get around to it…But it’s done now and I can enjoy coming home!
What quick fixes have you worked on around your house lately? Share in the comments below! Thanks for Checking In! ~Chelsea
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