Prior to 2001, shutter manufacturers painted with Lacquer or Acrylic, rather than Water-Based Paint. The paints have the following characteristics and advantages:

Characteristic/Paint with this advantage Water-based Lacquer/Acrylic
Hardness (won’t chip)  
Strength (won’t crack)  
UV Resistance (won’t fade or yellow)  
Water-Resistance (won’t bubble)  
Fill Rate (smooth finish)  
Color Retention  
Less Runny (even finish)  
Even Coverage (fewer bare spots, less bleed-thru)  
Higher Percentage of Paint Solids (consistent color)  
Lower VOC emissions (less polluting)  

Since 2001, the Air Quality Management District (AQMD) has greatly decreased the allowable VOCs (pollutants) generated by painting shutters. In response, shutter manufacturers have switched to Water-Based paints with fewer VOCs. As outlined above, Water-Based paint is better for our environment, but not nearly as good for your shutters.

Elizabeth Shutters has taken a different path. Elizabeth Shutters has invested over $500,000 in pollution-control equipment to reduce paint emissions 98.7%. As a result, Elizabeth Shutters’ Lacquer and Acrylic paints are safer for the environment than water-based paint. Elizabeth Shutters is fully in compliance with the AQMD and one of several California companies, including IBM, Motorola, Mercedes Benz and General Motors to invest in this vital technology. According to the equipment manufacturer (Munters Corporation), Elizabeth Shutters is the only shutter company in the world to make this investment. Elizabeth Shutters is the only major shutter company in Southern California legally painting with lacquer and acrylic.

The Last Honest Shutter

America's Best Shutter

100% whole Basswood. Not finger-jointed, plastic-coated or jello molded.
Acrylic Lacquer paint. Not Water-based, water-borne or watered down.
Over-engineering components for a lifetime of wear.
Lifetime transferable warranty on our products
Made in California by Elizabeth Shutters
Delivery Guarantee Your new shutters installed within 28 working days.

At a price you can afford

Low Price Guarantee Elizabeth Shutters will meet or beat any comparable big box or chain store bid.

Elizabeth Shutters is the only major U.S. shutter manufacturer to build our standard painted shutters with whole basswood and acrylic lacquer. We offer this product at the same price as others who employ cheaper finger-jointed or lesser products coated with water-based paints.

With the highest service marks in the industry

Recent Awards
-Angie's List SuperService Awards 2011-2014
-San Diego Union Tribune "Top Shutter Company" 2011-2014
-Los Angeles Times "Best Shutter Company" 2011-2014
-Best of 2011-2016
-Google+ 5 stars
-Yahoo Local 5 stars
-Angie's List SuperService Awards 2016

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