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?

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lucy

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
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