How to Repair Windows Sun Screen Holes?
Screen patch kits are available at hardware stores and home centers. They’re inexpensive and easy to install (the process takes less than a minute). You can also use any of the following methods to repair small holes in window screens, depending upon the type of screen material:
- Apply a small amount of clear nail polish to a small hole or tear in a vinyl or fiberglass screen. The polish acts as an adhesive, sealing the damaged area.
- Mend small tears in metal or fiberglass screens with a dab of clear silicone adhesive. If necessary, dab it on in successive layers until the tear is completely filled.
- You can darn small holes in metal screening. Simply unravel a strand or two from a piece of scrap screening and sew the hole shut, weaving the strands through the sound fabric with a needle.
Large holes in metal screen material take a little more effort. Follow these steps:
- Neatly trim the damaged area to a ravel-free square or rectangle using tin snips (metal shears).
- Cut a piece of patch screen material that measures about 1 inch larger (in both directions) than the damaged area.
- Unravel a couple of strands of material around the entire perimeter of the patch; then bend the unraveled ends at each side of the patch at 90 degrees.
- Place the patch over the damaged area and carefully thread the bent wires through the sound fabric; then bend the wires flat again to hold the patch in place.