How to Re-screen your screens

Check out my blog for detailed instructions on how to re-screen your screens.
screen, spline and spline tool
remove your spline
remove old screen
clean your frames
put in new screen
Finished screen. Enjoy those Spring breezes!

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Have a question about this project?

3 of 9 questions
  • Vilma McLean Bouchard
    on Apr 17, 2019

    How is the spline placed back in frame?

    How do you not get gathering in corners with xtra material?

    Do you cut screen larger than opening?

    • NancyMaria
      on Jan 13, 2020

      Most pros recommend using the rounded blunt end of the tool. The concave side can be sharp and it is possible to cut the screen on the inside and you would have to start all over again.

  • Linda Thomas
    on Jan 3, 2020

    Will this idea work for sliding patio doors also?

  • Susan
    on Jan 3, 2020

    How do you ensure you have enough screening? Use old screen as pattern maybe?

    • NancyMaria
      on Jan 13, 2020

      It is best to cut the material 2 or 3 inches bigger than the frame and then trim after putting in the spline.

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  • Janet Gehlbach
    on Apr 8, 2019

    Thank for your help, I’m going to try this, God Bless you !

  • ShelbyNeen
    on Apr 8, 2019

    Thank you for the post.


    I don't have the "touch" to pull the spline and the screen at the same time, so my husband does all our re-screening.

    One year I felt a little creative and gave him some really pretty tulle fabric to put on our front door screen. It was white with a little bit of sparkle. Looked great, but we did switch back to regular screening the next year.

    Just a thought.

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