I had new french doors put in from our kitchen to the side porch and the mesh on the screen is so tiny, the first day my grandson went sailing through ... so I decided that I needed to do a bit of screen painting so that the screen would stand out more and no one would walk through it again. My choice, was a rose as I could readily do it freehand.
When painting a screen door:
1. Paint your design on the side you want the design to show.
I want to be able to see the design from inside and outside so now I need to paint another rose on the other side.
2. You do not want the paint to clog the screen holes so blow gently to remove paint....afterwards I use a dressmaking pin or needle to poke through any clogs I miss.
3. Make sure that your touch is very light when you are painting on screen.
4. I painted my screen at night so that I had the darkness as a backdrop so that I could "see" what I was doing. Worked GREAT. When I paint the outside I will again do it at night and turn off the inside lights so I have darkness.
SUCH fun...and it is a neat way to "see" the screen.