How to Restore, Update, and Screen in a Porch

Hi I'm Mike with woodshop Mike calm and today I'm going to show you how we transform this into this we'll be replacing the existing overhead light with a new ceiling fan we'll be stripping and staining the deck repainting all the trim and screening in all this area behind me well the first things first let's get all that stuff.

Off the deck we use bears wood stain and finished stripper to remove the failing stain on our tech now what the instructions don't mention is that you should really shake the bottle first so don't be like me and think you can just stir it up after the fact because that's clearly not gonna work.

So back in the bottle it goes and we're gonna give it a good old shake yeah that looks better with a paint roller I apply the product liberally to the deck and let it sit for at least 45 minutes before scrubbing it is important to keep this product wet while you're working and this stuff makes the deck super slippery so be.

Careful the results after just use in the finished stripper is really really impressive next I grab some of bears all-in-one wood cleaner this product neutralizes any residual chemicals from the stripper and conditions the wood to accept a new stain I use a roller again to liberally apply the product then I scrub the deck after.

About 15 minutes I need to cut a hole in this next panel so that way it will fit around the fan box so I'll grab my jigsaw and make quick work of it being able to hang the motor from the mounting plate made wiring so easy I can't say enough good things about this Mill Valley fan by Hunter it's really a great fan and it's also very very easy.

To install we were able to have this thing up and running in about 15 minutes now what you don't see as kathleen was putting together the fan blades but regardless it was a quick install for our paint we went with PPG's new timeless line and we really loved it so far this paint seems to be the perfect consistency it's they can have to give.

You coverage but also thin enough so it applies very easily the wall that her screen door is going to be installed in well but up against this house now I decided to scribe and cut this stud to match the pattern of our vinyl rather than cutting the vinyl for the stud to then be mounted directly against the wall the bandsaw and jigsaw.

Made pretty quick work of this step so first cross cut little notches with the jig saw and then I went back with a bandsaw and just a connect to the dot to assemble this wall I'm using two and a half inch construction scripts.

With all steps in place I break out the multi-tool and cut away the base plate where the door will be installed and once the wall is lifted into position I use 2 inch construction screws to secure it in place for standing our deck we use PPG's transparent stain and hawks for brown this is an oil-based product that really soaks into the wood and is easy.

To apply not to mention man that color looks great now it's time to make some dust and start building the frames that will soon screen in our porch I start by ripping a two by sixes and the two by twos on the table saw.

And over at the miter saw I set up all the pieces to be cut to final length real quick I'd like to say thank you to the sponsor of today's project without the support of the Home Depot I wouldn't have been able to share this backboard for innovation with you so thank you very much to everyone of the Home Depot.

That made this project possible next time I throw pocket holes into the end of every vertical member of these frames I use two and a half inch pocket hole screws to assemble the frames and then check for square once each frame is assembled after plugging all the holes I grab my multi-tool and cut them all.

Flush and lastly I run an eighth inch roundover on all of the edges to help with stretching the screen now with all the frames painted I pre drill and countersink several holes so that I can secure the frame without the risk of splitting wood securing the screen is pretty straightforward I just use a staple gun.

I work my way around the frame gently stretching the material as I go pretty much if you've ever stretched a canvas the process is the same the last step is to just trim away the excess screen with a utility knife now let me tell you the thought of that first screen falling and busting into a thousand pieces was definitely going.

Through my head before I ran the first screw in place thankfully though that didn't happen to secure these frames in place I'm using two and a half inch construction screws you're probably picking up on a theme by now the process here is pretty much the same as before I start at the top and secure the screen with a few staples.

I then gently stretched the material at the bottom just enough to remove any wrinkles next I work from left to right and continue securing the screen if you're enjoying this video so far I'd really appreciate a thumbs up and if you're not already subscribed it'd be great to have you as part of the team Thanks so as you can see I carry on.

Screening each section in fairly manageable segments hey is my brad nailer with three-quarter inch Brad's to secure all the trim in place well I think we've just found our new family room what do you think it looks really good I hope this project has inspired you to take on your own back porch restoration.

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