Several shutters in painting process on top open terrace of old house in Agde, France.
Shutters have been sanded (orbital sander), ready for 2 coats of new paint. Paint chosen was water based 'multi-supports' for wood, metal and stone, because my client liked the colour.
The previous colour I used about 8 years ago is a light grey, very popular as a traditional shutter colour in France. We wanted a slightly stronger brighter change, to stand out against the old walls, which are quite weather stained in grey.
Long metal hinges are a feature of all French shutters. In painting terms, black or grey is suitable.
The black hinges shown here, I panted in previous years. The grey ones are a paint effect by a previous painter. Complete all paint layers on wood, before painting hinges.
Hammerite paint is good, for a lasting coat, but place rags around, as it is messy if dripped on the newly painted wood. Also a black water based 'multi-supports' brand could be used, as I have also used.
The very quick drying nature of 'multi-supports' paint inclines me to believe it has a plastic in the formulation.