Patching a Screen

 

 
You can fix minor holes and tears in window screening with glue, an awl, metal thread and pre-manufactured patches. A fiberglass screen can be fixed by sewing a patch over the hole. Typically, you won't have to remove the screen window unit to make this repair.

Repairing a metal screen with a patch means removing the screen window unit to do so.
 

Repair holes in plastic or fiberglass screens by sewing a screen patch over the hole. Pull "threads" from the patch material. Small holes can sometimes be closed with waterproof glue. Use it sparingly and wipe away any drips before the glue hardens.

 

 

 

 

For holes in metal mesh, pull cross threads from the patch's edges. Bend the wires and push them through the mesh around the hole and crimp the ends. Smaller holes can often be fixed by reshaping the mesh with a toothpick or a straightened paper clip.

 

 

 
 
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The Home Repair Guide


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Drawer Is Stuck

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Defects in Wallpaper

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Hole in Wallboard

Damage has resulted in a hole in a wall or ceiling that is made of gypsum board...

 

Defects in Wallboard

Poor materials or original construction technique, changes in temperature, and other problems can cause nail pops or cracks...

 

Hole or Crack in Plaster

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Furniture Finish Damaged

Furniture has been blemished with water spots or rings, burn marks from cigarettes, or minor scratches...

 

Floors or Stairs Squeak

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Wood Floor Is Stained

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Vinyl Floor Is Stained

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Resilient Floor Is Damaged

Resilient floors can be permanently marred from indentations or scrapes caused by excessive loads or the movement of equipment, appliances...

 

Carpet Is Stained

 A wide variety of sub stances can cause spots on carpeting and the procedures used to remove them vary...

 

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