How to stain a porch rail that has a screen

brussoSeptember 28, 2008

I need to wash and stain a porch that originally was a deck but now is a covered porch. The challenge is that the rails now have a screen on the outside of them. I am stumped on how to stain the outside of the rails without getting stain all over the screens. I can get to the outside of the rails and wanted to use a painter's mitt to reach around the back of the rails but how can I prevent a big mess of staining the screens themselves?

Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo

Hi, I would first ignore the screen and go ahead with the staining, then when you're sure the railings are dry, slip a cardboard or something between them and the screen, and go over the screen itself where needed with black paint.

    Bookmark   September 29, 2008 at 5:55AM
Sign Up to comment
More Discussions
adjusting stop on lazy susan
Hi all, I have recently moved into an older home with...
Roof leaking due to antique bricks? (X-post with Bldg a Home)
Good morning! We are having a problem with our new...
Painting exterior of house with cedar siding---what to expect
I am about to start getting estimates on having the...
Garage door wont open, no other way into garage
Hi all, I've a unique problem here. I had a problem...
Need a professional locksmith service!
Hey guys, I am new to this forum and the reason I registered...
People viewed this after searching for:
© 2015 Houzz Inc. Houzz® The new way to design your home™