Project Guide

How to Replace a Screen in a Wooden Frame

1
PRY UP THE SCREEN MOULDING
Pry up screen moulding - Replace Screen Wooden Frame
  • Pry up the screen moulding with a screwdriver.
  • If the molding is sealed with paint, use a utility knife to cut the paint film and free the molding.
2
STRETCH NEW SCREEN FABRIC
Stretch new screen fabric - Replace Screen Wooden Frame
  • Stretch the new screen fabric tightly across the frame, and hold it in place with staples or thumbtacks.
  • It usually works well to leave extra screen overhanging the frame so you can pull it tightly before stapling.
  • Trim the overhang once it is secured.
3
NAIL SCREEN MOULDING IN PLACE
Nail screen moulding in place - Replace Screen Wooden Frame
  • Nail the screen molding back in place with wire brads.
  • Cut away the excess screen fabric with a utility knife.