Painted Screens

Enhance the beauty of your home and increase your privacy by replacing your

window or door screens with a hand-painted Razzo creation!

Browse our gallery below for examples of some of our most popular painted screen designs.  

If you have a specific custom design in mind, contact us and we will do our best

to accommodate your order. 

How do I Order a Painted Screen?

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1.  Measure the screen frame and note the height and width in inches. These measurements will be used to create the screen Razzo will provide and paint. The screen itself will measure approximately 2-3 inches larger than your measurement to allow for installation.

2. To determine pricing, add the height (vertical) and width (horizontal) measurements together to calculate united inches. 

3.  When placing an order, indicate which measurement is the height (vertical) in the comment box.  Also, describe what scene you would like to be painted in the comment box or email the desired image to Razzo (tomrazzo@hotmail.com).

4.  Upon removing the screen frame from the window or door, use masking tape to label the outside facing part of the frame.  This will help you properly re-install the frame.

5.  Upon receiving your painted screen, flatten it, center the screen in your frame, and place the painted side of the screen in the frame so it faces the outside of your house.  Once the screen is installed in the frame, carefully trim any visible excess screen material. 

If you’re uncomfortable replacing the screen yourself, consult with your local neighborhood hardware store as they should be able to help.

Pricing includes FREE shipping to the continental U.S. 

     (MD residents add 6% sales tax at checkout)

         

24-36 united inches - $100

37-48 united inches - $150

49-60 united inches - $200

61-100 united inches - $250

101-110 united inches - $300

111-120 united inches - $350

History of

Painted Screens

Originating in Europe in 1840, screens were made of steel and easily rusted.  The concept of painting screens was inspired by the need to protect them from the elements. In 1875, artists began to paint simple monochromatic designs on the screens.  From inside the house, painted screens are not visible and allow fresh air to flow through while keeping wildlife out.  From the outside, the screens provide privacy for the residents as they block others from seeing in.

Around 1913, an East Baltimore merchant painted colorful images on his store screens and so began Baltimore’s love of painted screens.  Decorating house windows with painted screens became so popular that screen artists were kept busy in various neighborhoods for many years.  Razzo recalls watching street artists in the 1950s paint window and door screens right on the houses with landscapes,  seascapes, and religious scenes taken from popular calendars. 

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Instructional DVD

 Let’s Do a Painted Screen BadaBing-BadaBoom

This 55-minute, easy-to-follow instructional DVD on how to paint a screen is a must have for the do-it-yourselfer. 

Razzo will guide you step-by-step as you create an original painting on a screen.  All of the tools and materials needed to complete your own painted screen are discussed in detail. 

Let Razzo show you that painting on screens is fun and easy! BadaBing-BadaBoom! 

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