Asked on May 14, 2016

Can you spray paint window screens?

Can you spray paint window screens? How?
  12 answers
  • Nancy Nancy on May 15, 2016
    CAll your local True Vaule Hardware Store.
  • Eloise Eloise on May 15, 2016 There are other options on the web, depending on what it is you're trying to accomplish. Pinterest has any number of ideas:
  • Mendy Mendy on May 15, 2016
    I just did this week on accident. I was trying to spray paint the frame around the screen and some of the paint got on the screen.
  • Janet Pizaro Janet Pizaro on May 15, 2016
    Yes it is possible,however what type are they?
    • SYLVIA SYLVIA on May 16, 2016
      @Janet Pizaro Don't really know the type. They are on a double wide manufactured home....will find out. Thanks Janet
  • MN Mom MN Mom on May 15, 2016
    Sure you can! Is this to stop rusting?
  • Larry Chura Larry Chura on May 16, 2016
    Yes you can, but why? It's so easy to replace the screen if it's rusty or torn. If you have your heart set on painting the screens, spray in a horizontal pattern with light applications of paint. Spray too heavy and the paint will clog the holes in the screen or run down the screen.
    • Susie Bennett Susie Bennett on Jan 24, 2022

      For artistic reasons. I don't plan on painting the screen that's actually in a window, but I am looking to camouflage speakers in a room made to look like a forest. My idea was to buy some window screening and paint it as a part of a cover. So I googled it to see if it was possible, and found this! But I can also see others wanting to paint screen for other artistic reasons.

  • Kathleen Kathleen on May 16, 2016
    Absolutely. My husband over sprayed white paint while painting the house, so I just sprayed the whole screen black. I would think you could also brush on paint if you laid it down- maybe thin the paint a bit so you don't end up blocking the holes.
  • Barbara Valenti Barbara Valenti on May 18, 2016
    I think if you do a very fine mist it would work. If you spray too much too thick the holes will look clogged up. I know other people do it so why not. Just don't use thick paint. Light coats should work. Please let us know the outcome. I would love to see them. Good luck!
  • Paula Ann Paula Ann on Apr 03, 2017

    I have nylon type screen, some color has worn off in 20 yrs, would like to freshen them up, they're still in good shape, hate to replace them, think I'll try taping off the frame and lightly spraying the screen.

  • Peggy Armstrong Peggy Armstrong on Jul 22, 2017

    I just bought a house built in 1979. Arizona. Most all homes here have the metal sun screens on them. Mine are green ...yuck. still in great shape. So rather than spend ungodly amounts of money to replace them, i am going to tape off frames and spray paint the screens in black. All newer homes use the black. Since my house is grey wirh black yrim, this should look great and give me 10 years or more. Im using rustoleum prime and paint. Cost me about $20 in all.

  • Bil24936768 Bil24936768 on Nov 16, 2017

    How do you keep the screens from getting clogged up?

  • Douglas Schroeder Douglas Schroeder on Jan 29, 2020

    I'm old enough to remember always repainting screens. They actually sold product which was just a thinned out black paint. Today might try applying with a fine bristle stain pad.