Interior Plantation-style shutters
I need a lot of plantation shutters for my house and am considering making them (I reckon it's about 1/4 of cost of buying or better).
I have a decent table saw and router setup and have seen jigs from Rockler and ShutterCutter and even router bits to make your own slats.
The construction *seems* pretty straightforward. What concerns me is painting them (they need to be white). Seems like it's going to be a very long, tedious process if you don't have a spray gun (I don't have one and have no experience with one, so would be a bit concerned about using one (of course, I could practice), plus only have garage to work in unless it's sunny outside (some months from that happening, here in Chicago).
Anyone ever done this and painted them. If so, or if you haven't done it yourself, but have a suggestion would love to hear from you. I presume, the best thing is to paint before assembly.
If I invested in spray equipment, what would I need and what sort of $ am I looking at? (I hear the rental stuff at HD, etc. isn't that good).