- Open the wooden screen door and locate the hinges. Use a screwdriver to remove the door from the hinges. Remove the door from the bottom hinge first.
- Place the wooden screen door on a stable work surface with the side of the screen with the gasket facing up.
- Use a small screwdriver to pry the end of the spline, which looks like a narrow rubber gasket, out of the groove. Gently pull the entire spline out of the groove and pull off the old screen.
- Roll out the new screen on top of the opening. Trim the screen but allow 3 inches of excess around the perimeter of the opening. Use a tape measure if needed to determine this measurement.
- Position the new screen spline on top of the screen over a corner. Press the screen spline into the groove with a small screwdriver which will press the screen into the groove behind the spline.
- Hold the screen straight and press the screen spline into the screen with a spline roller. The roller will apply the appropriate pressure while pressing the spline into the groove without stretching the spline. Continue rolling the spline until you reach the corner.
- Position the screen so the mesh is straight and use a small screwdriver to press the spline into the groove after the corner. Keep the spline slightly tight to prevent the spline from buckling. Repeat for each corner.
- Use the roller to press the spline and screen into the groove on the wooden screen door until the screen is secured with the spline on the entire frame.
- Cut off excess spline with a utility knife.
- Hold the utility knife on an angle on the outside of the spline and trim the excess screen from the wooden screen door frame.
- Move the door back to the door frame and reattach to the hinges.
Things You Will Need
- Tape measure
- Screen spline
- Spline roller
- Utility knife
- Clean or paint the wooden screen door if needed while it is off the hinges.