How to Patch a Window Screen

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How to Patch a Window Screen

Have a hole in one of your window screens? Keep the bugs out with a simple patch job. Here’s how:

Window Screen Patch Supplies

What You’ll Need:
A Self-Stick Screen Repair Kit or a roll of Window screen repair tape.
A small brush (an old toothbrush is perfect)
A damp cloth or sponge

What You Do:

Brush the Screen

Gently brush the screen surface surrounding the tear to remove any debris.

Wipe Off the Screen

Then, wipe the area with a damp cloth or sponge, and allow it to dry.

Apply the Window Screen Patch

Cut your patch down to the size you need; peel the backing off; and place it over the tear. Apply gentle pressure in a circular motion to set the patch.

Patched Window Screen

Re-install your window screen, and you’re all finished!


  • Window screens come in gray and charcoal. Be sure to get the patch kit that matches your screens
  • Screen repair tape is a better buy, if you have several screens to patch

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