My old vinyl shutters were a faded maroon. As part of my so-called "front yard facelift," I wanted to paint them. Internet research seemed to suggest it was possible. There is even paint especially formulated for vinyl. But you had to pick from like 12 colors. Like that's going to please me! Besides, the end goal is to repaint the doors to match and the only way to do that is to paint them with the same paint.
I ended up priming them with the fabulous all-purpose Kilz Primer. Hasn't steered me wrong yet. At the same time, I also primed my rain barrel. You might see it in the background of these photos. And at the very same time that I am switching between green and purple paint, my husband is staining pergola parts! Needless to say, the vehicles haven't been in the garage lately! He recently commented, "One day we're going to look back at this and ask 'why did we do so much at one time?'"
Step one: Prime
Step three: Second coat relief – ahhhh, much better
Step four: Hubby hangs them up and I admire how they coordinate with my new purple plants