These are not fancy
or pretty photos.
I wanted to document the change.
Some of you asked for photos when
we had the new windows installed.
I didn't want to show you because
for years I have avoided taking
pictures of the house if you could
see the shutters.
They were so faded and gross.
Initially we thought perhaps we would
paint the poor ugly things. But when we looked
at products sold for painting vinyl shutters
that was very costly. We decided to look
into purchasing new shutters.
Well, that idea was quickly
put to rest. They are ridiculously expensive
when our shutters were structurally fine.
We discussed it and decided we had
nothing to lose.
So....out came the can of Armor All.
And shockingly....back to their original
color came our shutters!
Now, the bricks on the patio and
the soles of my shoes were slippery
for a very long time....
a tarp might be a very good idea...
but I am so very happy with the
results. I have waited all Summer
to tell you that the results
have lasted. Hot sun beating on
the shutters has not hurt them.
I can imagine that maybe once a year
or once every other year we will want
to put another coat of Armor All on them
but that is simple with a
This is not a paid endorsement.
Simply a helpful hint for others with
sad and tired Vinyl.
It really worked well for us!
I would caution you to work
carefully around shutters that
are hanging. This is a favorite
spot for bees and wasps.
However, we had taken ours down
at the request of the window salesman
and I am not amused with him.
It turns out that they did not need to
come down at all....
but because they did we had to
purchase new hangers.
They are pricey and it is a nuisance
to find them.
We had to order online.
So....learn from our mistakes.....
With caution it would have been better
to have done this while they were still hanging.
So, there you have it.
Take it for whatever it is worth.
Tis the season for all of those improvements
that are best done when the weather is cooler...
although it is far from cool here lately.
I do hear that by Sunday I
will be a happy camper, though.
AND...my dear friend, Shelley is coming to
visit. I was going to say she is visiting me....
but she and the kids love each other so much
that they will have this evening all to themselves
and I will get to spend time with Shelley tomorrow.
Tonight I will practice our music for Sunday
while they get into whatever mischief they can find.