I used the pliers to carefully pull off some staples.
These I gently tapped into the holes of the shutters’ slats,
using wood glue to secure them.
You have to also keep in mind NOT to push them in too far or they won’t
open and close properly.
Check one of your good shutters to see how far
to set in your staples.
Also, if your lifting bar that connects to your shutter doors has
(like one of ours had),
then glue and tap staples into the bar first,
thread the opposite staple through the bar-staples,
and glue and tap them into place on the shutter door.
This took quite a bit of time,
but it wasn’t hard!
After 24 hours,
take off the painter’s tape and lightly prime and repaint
all the filled parts, including the staples if need be.
Paint any other parts of your shutters, too,
that need a touch-up while you’re at it.
|You can see the cracked slat above. After glueing, priming and repainting, now you can’t even tell.
Another repair DONE!