Holes in the screening are very easy to fix. But, the type of material used to make the window screen will dictate how to repair the holes. If the projection is metal, use a sharp tip tool to push the wire strands back toward the hole that may be able to close the hole completely. If there is still a hole, apply clear nail polish or house cement over it. Let the sealer dry. Apply additional layers until the opening fills. With vinyl or fiberglass screening, move the threads in place. Otherwise, fill tiny holes with clear enamel or household cement. Be careful not to let any sealer run down the screen. Nail polish can dissolve some types of screen materials.
To close a large hole, cut a piece of a piece of scrap of detection, the same type (vinyl, fiberglass or metal) as the damaged projection. Do not use metal mesh made of a different metal by placing two metals together – copper steel, for example – can cause corrosion. A vinyl patch is very easy to install, if you can put the flat screen. Cut a patch about 1/2 inch larger than the hole, and put it over the hole. Place a sheet of foil over the patch area with the shiny side down and press the patch firmly with a hot iron, being careful not to touch the screen directly with the iron. The heat will melt the patch over the projection. If you can not put the flat screen, sew the patch in place with a needle and nylon thread using a regular stitch signature, but do not pull the thread too tight. Apply clear nail polish to the edges of the patch to prevent it from fraying.
Patch A Hole In A Metal Screen Using A Larger Patch Of The Same Material.
To patch metal detection, cut a square or rectangle about 1 inch larger around hole. Pull the wires on all four sides to make a strip of wire about 1/2 inch deep around the patch. Fold the marginal wires a sharp drop in the use of a tight angle just a block of wood to make a clean curve on each side of the patch. When the marginal cables are evenly curved, set the patch over the hole in the screen, and press to insert the bent marginal cables through the projection around the hole. The patch should be flat against the screen, covering the hole completely. Fold the marginal wires flat to the center of the patch on the other side of the screen.
Replacing Window Screens
When a screen has many holes, or when the metal detection becomes bulging and rusty, consider replacing the projection completely.
Step 1: Arch or arch of the frame to facilitate installation by weighting or fixing the frame. To use the weight method, set frame the long way through two stands, and spend 10 pounds of cord around the center of the frame. Frame for holding bow, put on the worktable or wide board through two trestles. Place in the middle of each long side clamp C-, holding frame to the work surface, and establish long piece of scrap wood, such as 2x4s, between the frame and the work surface in eachend. As you tighten C clamps, the frame will bend.
Step 2:Detection Set through the frame, aligned along one end without clamping. Use staple gun loaded with high strength staples to attach sieving to wooden frame, staples placing at right angles to frame, about 2 to 3 inches away. If you are using fiberglass detection, rotate trimmed edge below about 1 inch before stapling down. At the first end, securely fasten, pull loose sieving onto a supported frame and draw it firmly and evenly at the opposite end. Holding firmly as you work, second end staples in place, stapling 2 to 3 inches apart at right angles to frame. Then unwrap or unweight frame screening should pull very tight as it straightens out.
Replace molding to cover the stained edges of the projection.
What You Will Need
These are the tools you want to have on hand to replace a wooden frame screen:
- Rigid spatula
- Measuring tape
- Weights or clamps
- Scrap yards
- Staple gun and heavy staples
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