How To Replace Screen Door Mesh
Screen doors are opened and closed thousands of times a year and, if small children and pets are running around, damage can appear very quickly.
On this maple framed door, the mesh in both upper and lower panels has been pushed out from under the beading that holds the screen in place, letting flies, moths and mozzies in.
To repair, remove the door from the jamb and lay it on a level work surface. Remove the damaged mesh by prising up the timber beading using a chisel, then remove the staples.
Replace the screen and the beading, in this case 23 x 8mm Tasmanian oak.
Smooth off using a random orbital sander and 180 grit paper, then apply two coats of finish.
TIP Use sanding sponges to prepare the moulded timber beading.
Repairing a hole
Sometimes small holes appear in a screen panel and all that is needed to seal it is a quick patch of screen repair tape.
Just cut a patch to the size you need, peel the tape off the backing and stick over the hole in the screen. Use a patch on each side of the screen to guarantee lasting adhesion.
Small holes in a screen panel are easy to fix