How to Remove Shutters From Brick

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Things You'll Need

  • Ladder

  • Safety goggles

  • Gloves

  • Pry bar

  • Tin snips

  • Claw hammer

  • Rags or shop towels

  • Putty knife

  • Brick mortar or caulking


If painting and reinstalling the shutters, make sure you remove all of the broken part of the screw, nail or fastener.


Don't pull or remove the shutters with force.

Shutters need to be maintained and updated just as much as the rest of your home.

The time has come to remove the shutters from your brick home or structure. You may be thinking about repainting the shutters, totally replacing them with new shutters or nothing at all. Removing shutters from brick is not difficult and with a few tools and supplies, you will have the removal done in no time at all.


Step 1

Pull the bottom of the shutter forward slowly using a pry bar. Wear gloves and safety goggles for protection. Use a ladder to reach the shutter if you have to.

Step 2

Slide a pair of tin snips behind the shutter and cut the screws, nails or fasteners as close as possible to the bricks.

Step 3

Pull the top of the shutter forward slowly using a pry bar. Brace yourself if using a ladder to reach the shutter.

Step 4

Cut the screws, nails or fasteners as close as possible to the bricks holding the top part of the shutter.


Step 5

Pull out the cut screws, nails or fasteners, if possible, from the bricks using a claw hammer or tin snips once the shutter is removed. If you can't pull out a cut stub piece, hammer it in to the brick as much as possible.

Step 6

Wipe the area where the shutter was with a clean rag or shop towel to remove any dirt or dust.

Step 7

Fill the holes in the brick with some brick mortar or caulking that is designed for use on bricks.



Nick Davis

Nick Davis is a freelance writer specializing in technical, travel and entertainment articles. He holds a bachelor's degree in journalism from the University of Memphis and an associate degree in computer information systems from the State Technical Institute at Memphis. His work has appeared in "Elite Memphis" and "The Daily Helmsman" in Memphis, Tenn. He is currently living in Albuquerque, N.M.