There is no need to put up with holes in your Flyscreen – don’t worry we have all been there. It is so easy to fix you will be kicking yourself for not doing it sooner.
Tools you will need
Square and pencil
Hot water (to soften PVC spline)
Materials you will need
Flyscreen mesh (aluminium or fibreglass)
Now let get started
- Lay the frame on a flat surface and remove swivel clamps or catch to remove the only screen.
- Remove old screen.
- Drape the new mesh the frame.
- Cut the mesh on 3 sides to the outside edge of the frame but on the 4th side allow a generous 75-80mm overlap to enable the fabric to be stretched tight.
- Warm the PVC spline in hot water to make it more pliable so it is easier to manipulate. Use your fingers to work it into position.
- Start about 90mm from the corner and at the opposite end to the one that has the extra allowances for stretching.
- Use the spline roller to press the PVC spline into the slot.
- After completing one end, stretch the mesh tight whilst at the same time inserting the spline into the remaining 3 sides.
- Trim the excess with a sharp knife.
- Attach the catch or swivel clips. Then fit the completed screen into place.
- The completed screen is now ready to be put into place.