While not required, priming the shutters with a latex primer before painting with acrylic latex paint can increase adhesion and allow better coverage by the top coat. Krylon Fusion paint is made to adhere to plastic, so plastic or vinyl surfaces shouldn’t be primed before painting.Click to see full answer. People also ask, how do you prepare vinyl shutters for painting? Spray Paint Project Steps Using an all purpose cleaner/degreaser, wipe down shutters to remove all dirt and grime. (If the plastic is new, wipe down with paint thinner for best results.) Rinse thoroughly with water and allow to dry. Using painter’s tape, completely tape off any area that you do not want painted.One may also ask, do you have to sand vinyl shutters before painting? The surface should be scuff sanded before priming or painting. Peeling paint should be power washed and scraped until no loose paint chips are left behind, and then a bonding primer can be sprayed onto the shutters. A bonding primer, designed for peeling paint, helps keep old paint intact underneath new paint. In respect to this, is it better to paint or replace vinyl shutters? We find wood shutters are worth restoring, most times. if vinyl shutters are in good shape, feel rigid when taking them off the house, then they are worth painting. Broken or fragile vinyl shutters should be replaced with new shutters as this is the most cost effect.Can you paint vinyl shutters without taking them down?Yes, you can if you are careful and properly mask off the surrounding areas with painters tape and plastic. Or if you prefer to paint your shutters with a brush.