Here is another project that doesn't take much time, but it can really dress up your home. Always start by cleaning away all dirt & mildew. One part bleach six parts water and a little soap will do the job. Using a scrub brush makes it easy to clean in between the slats. If there is loose or peeling paint it must be removed, sand the rough edges and prime with Benjamin Moore Acrylic Fresh Start Primer (023-00). Top coat with Benjamin Moore MoorGlo Soft Gloss House Paint (N096-xx). It only takes about 15 minutes to paint a shutter so this goes fast.