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About the Shutter Renu Formula

What is Shutter Renu?
A low VOC (volatile organic compounds), clear, environmentally friendly vinyl, metal and faded paint surface restorer and protectant.

Is it Water Based?
Yes, Shutter Renu is water based, and as such, it cleans up easily.

Does it contain pigments, dyes or stains?
No. It is clear, so there is no need to tape or protect unfaded surfaces of a different color. We do recommend taping windows if you are using an airless sprayer.

Can I apply with a power sprayer?
Yes, for larger jobs such as restoring faded garaged doors. For smaller jobs, such as restoring faded shutters and patio furniture, we recommend a high quality paint brush. We recommend our Vinyl Renu™ product for restoring color to faded siding. If you are applying with a power sprayer (including a Wagner Power Sprayer) we recommend protecting the glass from overspray, as it can be cumbersome to remove from glass. We also recommend carefully covering any delicate ornamental plants.

Prior to any application of Vinyl Renu™ to faded or weathered vinyl siding, aluminum siding, cement board or painted surfaces, we strongly recommend cleaning your vinyl siding, aluminum siding, painted surfaces or cement board with our specially formulated siding cleaner. Renu™ Cleaner Concentrate is used by major siding manufacturers to clean their siding on service calls.  Renu™Cleaner Concentrate is the best siding cleaner on the market, because it is formulated clean oxidation, mold, mildew, algae and most stains.

Why is it better to apply Shutter Renu™ to my existing shutters than to replace them?
Simply, money and time.  Your initial and long-term costs will be several times lower than replacing. Your shutters are probably in good shape and are simply weathered, faded or oxidized. Replacement shutters will quickly weather and fade, and you will face the same challenge that you are now. With Shutter  Renu™ and Renu Cleaner Concentrate, you can clean, restore and protect your shutters and many other weathered surfaces. Since Shutter Renu contains automotive-grade raw materials, the protective shield it forms will ensure that you will have new looking shutters for years. In addition, Shutter Renu will resist the growth of most mold, mildew and algae for years.

Why not paint?
Paint will give your home a painted look, and you may lose the wood grain appearance of your shutters. Also, painting requires a significant amount of prep work and clean up, and paint will fade just like your shutters did. Since Shutter Renu™ is clear, you can eliminate nearly all of the prep work and clean-up mess. Shutter Renu™ dries clear and brings back the beauty of your shutters and many other weathered outdoor surfaces like vinyl siding, painted siding, aluminum siding, cement board, garage doors and front doors.

How Do I Clean My Shutters?
Use Renu™ Cleaner Concentrate. It will remove loose oxidation and chalkiness and clean your vinyl siding. Renu™ Cleaner Concentrate will also remove most mold, algae and mildew from your vinyl siding, metal siding, aluminum siding, shutters, front doors, garage doors and patio furniture. Renu™ Cleaner Concentrate is the best vinyl siding cleaner on the market because it is specifically formulated for cleaning siding and plastics. Simply dilute the cleaner as recommended on the packaging, spray onto siding, scrub and rinse.

Please ensure ALL cleaner is rinsed off,  and that the siding is completely dry prior to applying Shutter Renu™ . Rinsing can be more challenging if using a more concentrated solution for cleaning stubborn stains, algae, mold and oxidation from your vinyl siding, metal siding, aluminum siding, shutters, patio furniture, garage doors front doors and other surfaces.

What if I can’t get all the oxidation off, like in the instructional video?
Some shutters have taken a real beating from the environment and may require special treatment. For shutters that are highly weathered and chalky white in color, we recommend using Renu™ Cleaner Concentrate as-is, without diluting. We also recommend using a soft abrasive dish pad made by companies like 3M. It will require some gentle scouring. Be cautious not to create scratch marks in your shutters by using too harsh an abrasive or too much force. Highly weathered shutters may require a little experimentation with various cleaning pads. When complete, ensure that ALL of the Renu™ Cleaner Concentrate is rinsed off. The shutters should not feel slippery. This is a critical step.

What is the best way to clean my faded shutters, vinyl siding, aluminum siding or cement board?
The best way to clean faded shutters, vinyl siding, aluminum siding or other outdoor surfaces is with Renu™ Cleaner Concentrate.  We recommend diluting according to the package, or according to the severity of the job. Allow the cleaner to stay on the surface of the siding for as long as possible without drying. Do not allow the cleaner to dry as this will increase the difficulty of rinsing the cleaner off of the siding. Scrub the areas to be cleaned and rinse.  Renu™ Cleaner Concentrate is specifically formulated to help remove oxidation, mold, mildew and algae from vinyl siding,aluminum siding and many other outdoor surfaces.

What is the best way to remove oxidation (chalkiness) from my shutters, vinyl siding, aluminum siding shutters or deck?
Renu™ Cleaner Concentrate is specifically formulated to remove oxidation from faded and oxidized shutters, vinyl siding and aluminum siding.

Do you have a product that will allow me to repair my vinyl siding and get the replacement siding to match the existing siding?
YES! Vinyl siding can be tricky to repair. The problem is that vinyl siding weathers and fades like all outdoor products.

When a hole is punched in your siding as a result of a lawn mower, baseball, hail damage or other causes, the replacement vinyl siding that you have been storing in your garage or attic will not match the color of your weathered siding. Therefore, what is meant to repair and beautify, results in an unsightly mismatch!   Most insurance companies will not replace two or three sides simply so the color will match. Vinyl Renu™ will inexpensively allow your replacement siding to match your weathered siding by bringing the faded siding back up to the same color as the replacement siding (assuming same/similar lot or manufacturer and color as original siding).

Can I use Shutter Renu™ to protect my new shutters and keep them looking new longer?
YES. If you want to keep the new look of your recently purchased shutters, then Shutter Renu™ is the product for you. Shutter Renu™ is an excellent product for protecting your new shutters AND your patio furniture, vinyl siding, aluminum siding, front door, garage doors, and many more surfaces. However, we recommend purchasing a Vinyl Renu™ DIY kit for larger jobs at the time you purchase your siding, doors, patio furniture or other products.

Apply Vinyl Renu™ ONLY after at least three months of weather exposure. Failure to wait may reduce the longevity of Shutter Renu™ or Vinyl Renu™. We also strongly recommend cleaning your vinyl siding, patio furniture, front doors, garage doors and other surfaces with  Renu™ Cleaner Concentrate prior to Vinyl Renu™ or Shutter Renu™ application, to remove processing oils that may remain from the manufacturing of your investment.

How much will I save by using Shutter Renu™?
You will save money by using Shutter Renu™ versus buying replacement shutters. The least expensive shutters at The Home Depot are generally $35 per pair. High quality shutters can cost over $100 per pair. The cost to Shutter Renu™ and restore faded shutters to like-new appearance is about $5 per shutter. That’s up to a 2000% savings over quality shutters.

How much will I save by Using Vinyl Renu™?
It depends on the quality of siding that you want to put on your home, or the quality of siding already on your home. Inexpensive siding can cost over $3/square foot to apply. Vinyl Renu™ costs about 40 cents per square foot to apply. This can represent savings well over $10,000. For other exterior products, a typical property owner will save several times the replacement cost, often thousands of dollars.

Will Shutter Renu™ and Vinyl Renu™ resist mold, algae or mildew growth?
Yes. Both products create an inhospitable environment for biological growth.

What is the best way to paint vinyl, metal or aluminum siding?
With Vinyl Renu™, painting is not necessary!   Vinyl Renu™ will restore vinyl siding to its original beauty. It will also restore painted surfaces, aluminum siding, oxidized siding and many other surfaces to their original color.

What is the best way to paint shutters?
The best way to paint shutters is NOT to paint shutters! Paint is messy and will fade shortly after application, creating the need to repaint after a few years. Shutter Renu™ does not require the same prep work, taping and cleaning that painting does. In addition, the results of Shutter  Renu™ will last for 7+ years.

What is the best paint for vinyl siding if I want to change the color of my vinyl siding?
Because Vinyl Renu™ restores original color to faded vinyl siding and does not allow a homeowner to change the color of vinyl siding, we are asked “Can I paint vinyl siding?” The simple answer is yes. There are many paints available for vinyl siding. We read good things about using “vinyl-safe” paint from Sherwin-Williams.

Use extreme caution however, when choosing your paint as the choice of a paint that is not designed for vinyl can cause irreparable damage to your siding, requiring complete tear off and replacement of your siding. Once you have selected the best paint and applied it, we recommend applying Vinyl Renu™ to protect the paint from fading.  Apply Vinyl Renu™ after the paint has fully cured (typically 30+ days).  This will extend the life of your brand new paint by years.

Is Vinyl Renu™ safe to use?
As with any paint or cleaning and care product we strongly recommend reading the MSDS prior to using. The MSDS can be requested by Contacting Us. Although the product is water based we strongly recommend using in well ventilated areas and away from pets and children at all times. We also recommend the product be stored in a cool place and out of direct sunlight. Disposal of unused product MUST be in accordance with all local, state and federal guidelines. By purchasing this product you agree that you have read the MSDS and are competent and capable of using water based cleaner and restorer including storage and disposal of waste material.

Can I change the color of my vinyl siding or aluminum siding with Vinyl Renu™?

No. You can paint them with high-quality vinyl paint and then apply Vinyl Renu™ over the paint to protect it from fading.

What is the best Aluminum Siding Paint?
We recommend saving time and money by restoring the color of faded aluminum siding, metal siding, metal roofing, garage doors and front doors. Should you choose to paint your aluminum siding or other metal surfaces we recommend using the appropriate Sherwin-Williams paint.

How long will Vinyl Renu™ last?
You will have beautiful new looking vinyl siding, patio furniture, front doors, garage doors, aluminum siding or nearly any other weather and restored surface for many years. Longevity depends on proper prep work, the amount applied and where you live. In most areas of the US, Vinyl Renu™ will last up to seven years, possibly more.

Is Vinyl Renu™ paint?
No. Vinyl Renu™ contains no pigments or colorants. It restores using the physical properties of light and refraction/reflection.

What caused my siding to fade?
Primarily, the harsh UV rays from the sun and sometimes acid rain. Vinyl Renu™ will help prevent the UV rays reaching your restored vinyl siding or shutters keeping them beautiful for years. 100% Satisfaction Guarantee

When will I receive my Vinyl Renu™ DIY Kit?
In 5-7 business days from the time the order is placed. The item arrives via UPS Ground and is shipped from MI. You do not need to be home to receive it. For orders to Canada expect an additional 5-7 days.

What are the shipping costs?
Shipping costs vary from state to state. The shipping costs will automatically be added to your cart and you will be given the option to cancel order prior to being charged shipping.

What does 100% Satisfaction mean?
Some of our products have a 100% Satisfaction Guarantee. Although we are highly confident you will be completely satisfied with your results, we cannot offer a full refund for any reason due to the high cost of our Vinyl RenuTM DIY kit. However, should your kit arrive damaged from our warehouse then we will refund your money or replace your item at our choice. For any questions, concerns or complaints, please feel free to email us at info@shutterrenu.com

What is your Warranty statement?
Upon information, belief and to the best of our knowledge, the information contained herein is true and accurate as of the date of issuance of this particular product and any and all information conveyed, expressed or implied is subject to change without prior notice. We guarantee our products to conform to OneSource Organics’ quality control mechanisms, but not to any other standards. We assume no responsibility for coverage, performance or injuries resulting from use, misuse or uses not described in any promotional materials. Promotional materials are not a supplementation to any contract or expand any term or condition of the product purchase agreement, if any is reduced to writing. At the discretion of OneSource Organics, liability, if any, is limited to replacement of the purchased product upon presentation of valid sales receipt or invoice, and no damages for any consequential, liquidated or other damages are provided under this Limitation of Liability and Limited Warranty. NO OTHER WARRANTY OR GUARANTY OF ANY KIND IS MADE BY OneSource Organics, EXPRESSED OR IMPLIED, STATUTORY, BY OPERATION OF LAW, OR OTHERWISE, INCLUDING MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. DO NOT PURCHASE AND USE THIS PRODUCT IF YOU HAVE NOT AGREED TO THE ABOVE TERMS.

REFUND POLICY 
Refunds for Shutter Renu products can be obtained by notifying us within 30 days of the purchase date and by returning unopened product. Refunds will only be given after the product is returned and unopened. Refunds can be obtained by emailing info@shutterrenu.com and stating the reason for the refund. No refunds will be given for undamaged VR DIY Kits and 5 Gallon pails. Any refunds given for undamaged Shutter Renu may be subject to a 20% restocking fee. All refunds are less shipping.

Please return product to:
Onesource Organics
Returns Department
807 Airport Access Rd Unit D
Traverse City, MI 49686

Application and Use of the Shutter Renu™ Kit

How do I apply Shutter Renu™?
We suggest that you watch our How-To video on www.shutterrenu.com for complete application details. For a PDF version of your whole house application instructions please email us at info@shutterrenu.com.

 

How do I dilute Professional Grade Vinyl Renu™ Cleaner?
Dilute to a ratio of 10:1. That means that for every one quart of Professional Grade Vinyl Renu™ Cleaner you add ten quarts of water. We suggest using distilled water if you do not have city water to rinse.
More on Vinyl Renu™ Cleaner and how to dilute

How long will Professional Grade Vinyl Renu™ Cleaner last in the bottle? 


Unopened it will last one year. Once opened, please use within six months.

How long will Professional Grade Vinyl Renu™ Cleaner last once diluted?
We do not recommend keeping diluted PROFESSIONAL GRADE VINYL RENU™ CLEANER Concentrate for more than a few days. Longer than that may weaken its effectiveness.

How do I clean my shutters once Shutter Renu™ is applied?
You can use diluted (10:1) Professional Grade Vinyl Renu™ Cleaner and a soft cloth. However, really all that is needed is a yearly rinsing with a garden hose.

How Shutter Renu Works

What is Shutter Renu?
A low VOC (volatile organic compounds), environmentally friendly surface restorer and protectant. Since it is water-based product, it cleans up easily.

Why is it better to apply Shutter Renu to my existing shutters than to replace them?
Your initial and long-term costs will be several times lower than replacing. Replacement shutters will fade just as your current shutters have unless you protect them with Shutter Renu™. In addition, new shutters cannot not prevent growth of mold, mildew and algae, Shutter Renu™ does.

Why not paint?

Paint will give your shutters a painted look and you may lose the wood grain appearance of your shutters. Also, painting requires a significant amount of prep work and clean up and paint will fade like your shutters. Shutter Renu™ is not pigmented and dries clear so any splatter will not be noticeable. The only prep work after cleaning the shutters is to simply open the Shutter Renu container.

Shutter Renu Larger Quantities

Does Shutter Renu™ come in larger sizes?
Yes. Click here to view our quantities for doing an average size home and in 5 gallon pails for contractors doing more than one job.

Do you have volume discounts for contractors or homeowners?
Yes. Please contact us with your requirements.

Can I stock Shutter Renu™, Vinyl Renu or Professional Grade Vinyl Renu™ Cleaner in my retail store?
Yes. We will provide you with wholesale pricing. Please contact us at info@shutterrenu.com

Applying Shutter Renu™ to Different Surfaces

Can I use Shutter Renu™™ on my vinyl siding?
Yes, Shutter Renu™ will restore your faded siding just like it will restore your faded shutters. However, we would recommend using our Vinyl Renu Do-It-Yourself kit, which will be more cost effective.

Do you have a product for my faded aluminum siding?
Yes. We have DIY kits of Vinyl Renu which works great on metal siding.

Can I use Shutter Renu™ on other surfaces?
Shutter Renu™ is a versatile product and we are confident that there are many other uses for Shutter Renu™ that we have not evaluated. If you find a successful use for Shutter Renu™ please contact us and tell us. As a thank you we will give you a discount on your next order from us.

Can I apply Shutter Renu™ over painted wood shutters?
Yes. If your painted wood shutters have faded Shutter Renu™ will give your shutters the “just painted” look. If your wood shutters are not faded Shutter Renu™ will prevent them from fading. Simply clean your painted shutters with a 20:1 dilution of Professional Grade Vinyl Renu™ Cleaner instead of the normal 10:1 dilution. Use a soft cloth.

Can I apply Shutter Renu™ over painted vinyl shutters?
Yes. If your painted vinyl shutters have faded Shutter Renu™ will give your shutters the “just painted” look. If you have recently painted your shutters Shutter Renu™ will protect the paint from fading. Simply clean your painted shutters with a 20:1 dilution of Professional Grade Vinyl Renu™ Cleaner instead of the normal 10:1 dilution. Use a soft cloth.

Do you have a product for my composite deck?
Yes. Vinyl Renu™ will work on low cellulosic composite decking. Please contact us at info@vinylrenu.com for composite deck inquiries.

How long does Shutter Renu™ take to dry?
Shutter Renu™ will try to the touch in about 30 minutes depending on temperature and humidity. However, do not apply Shutter Renu™ if rain is forecasted within 24 hours of application.

Will Professional Grade Vinyl Renu™ Cleaner Concentrate clean artillery mold?
No. Use a razorblade to gently remove colonies then scrub vigorously with Professional Grade Vinyl Renu™ Cleaner and a soft bristled brush.

What temperatures can I apply Shutter Renu™?
Shutter Renu™ can be applied between 50° F and 110° F.

Do I have to “tape off” around my shutters?
No. Shutter Renu™ dries clear. However, if your siding is faded and Shutter Renu™ gets on the siding it will restore the areas of the siding that it touches and may resemble staining. You can purchase Vinyl Renu™ to restore your faded siding if this happens or if you want to bring back the color of your faded siding.

Can I apply Shutter Renu™ over painted wood shutters?
Yes. If your painted wood shutters have faded Outdoor Renu™ will give your shutters the “just painted” look. If your wood shutters are not faded Shutter Renu™ will prevent them from fading. Simply clean your painted shutters with a 20:1 dilution of Professional Grade Vinyl Renu™ Cleaner instead of the normal 10:1 dilution. Use a soft cloth.

Can I apply Shutter Renu™ over painted vinyl shutters?
Yes. If your painted vinyl shutters have faded Shutter Renu™ will give your shutters the “just painted” look. If you have recently painted your shutters Shutter Renu™ will protect the paint from fading. Simply clean your painted shutters with a 20:1 dilution of Professional Grade Vinyl Renu™ Cleaner Concentrate instead of the normal 10:1 dilution. Use a soft cloth

Can I change the color of my shutters with Shutter Renu™?

No. You can paint them with high-quality vinyl paint and then apply Shutter Renu™ over the paint to protect it from fading. For shutter or siding we recommend choosing a paint that is safe for vinyl such as Sherwin Williams Super Paint. Before purchasing, ask the sales person if the color you want is safe for vinyl. This is a crucial step required before painting. Failure to use paint safe for vinyl could result in irreparable damage to your siding or shutters.

How long will Shutter Renu™ last?
You will have beautiful shutters for years. Longevity depends on proper prep work, the amount applied and where you live. In most areas of the US, Shutter Renu™ will last at least seven years and possibly more.

Is Shutter Renu™ paint?
No. Shutter Renu™ contains no pigments or colorants. It uses the physics of light scattering to give you a like new color to your surface.

What caused my shutters to fade? 

Primarily, the harsh UV rays from the sun. Shutter Renu™ will help resist the UV rays from reaching your restored shutters keeping them beautiful for years.

What does 100% Satisfaction mean?
Our confidence in this product. If you do not like the results you get your money back. Less shipping and handling. We only ask that you send pictures of your project for our records and comply with our refund policy of requesting your refund in writing within 30 days of your purchase date. DIY, Whole House Kits and Pails of Vinyl Renu are not refundable unless they are damaged.

What is your Warranty statement?
Upon information, belief and to the best of our knowledge, the information contained herein is true and accurate as of the date of issuance of this particular product and any and all information conveyed, expressed or implied is subject to change without prior notice. We guarantee our products to conform to OneSource Organics’ quality control mechanisms, but not to any other standards. We assume no responsibility for coverage, performance or injuries resulting from use, misuse or uses not described in any promotional materials. Promotional materials are not a supplementation to any contract or expand any term or condition of the product purchase agreement, if any is reduced to writing. At the discretion of OneSource Organics, liability, if any, is limited to replacement of the purchased product upon presentation of valid sales receipt or invoice, and no damages for any consequential, liquidated or other damages are provided under this Limitation of Liability and Limited Warranty. NO OTHER WARRANTY OR GUARANTY OF ANY KIND IS MADE BY OneSource Organics, EXPRESSED OR IMPLIED, STATUTORY, BY OPERATION OF LAW, OR OTHERWISE, INCLUDING MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. DO NOT PURCHASE AND USE THIS PRODUCT IF YOU HAVE NOT AGREED TO THE ABOVE TERMS.

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